"The Jewel" The XCR is Cinelli's highest technology and highest performance offering, utilizing the most advanced tubing available today- XCR biphasic seamless stainless steel. These tubes allow for an incredibly light-weight, stiff, and indestructable frameset with just the right amount of steel compliancy. Due to the unique composition of the tubes, the ride quality of the XCR is unlike any other; supremely confident, providing consitent feedback and comfort. The XCr tubing produces a frame with better stiffness to weight than aluminum or titanium alloys, proving that the Cinelli XCr is truely superior. For 2012, the XCr will feature an English threaded bottom bracket, and standard press-in headset, allowing for a more traditional build.
Would like to hear your opinions regarding these 2 materials.
Also like to see listed are the options of makes regarding each material.
Xcr is newer and I'm guessing fewer companies build frames based on them (among them are Cinelli and Firefly)
I'm looking to buy a stainless frame in the future, ... Read More »
Here's a shot of a very shiny new Cyfac XCR stainless steel frameset showing our fillet-brazing finish (as desired by the customer). XCR is Columbus' new steel offering, providing a light, dynamic, and incredibly durable frameset for traditional steel fans and new enthusiasts. Stainless steel does ... Read More »
I guess I'd primarily call myself a mountain bike guy, but I've been wanting to build up a road bike for training, fitness and putting in some miles with some friends. I have worked a couple times with Michigan frame builder [URL="http://www.quiringcycles.net/"]Scott Quiring[/URL] in the past, he's ... Read More »
It's been my dream to get a custom steel road for some time and after a lot of research and saving, I ordered this beauty from Enigma based in the UK.
The biggest decision I had to make was the colour scheme I wanted. The 'incomplete' paint job does seem a little odd initially but the idea is that ... Read More »
I have already posted this in the Serotta forum and ww but Carl really deserves the exposure. It rides fantastic. So here it is, my new Strong stainless steel bike. Total weight: 6.78kg (14.95lbs). The paint is by Joe Bell, this is the first Strong painted by JB.
Carl Strong Col ... Read More »