"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.