Cinelli Zydeco Gravel Basher
The Zydeco is Cinelli’s triple-butted Columbus aluminum gravel racer and adventure bike, with a maximum tyre clearance of 700cc x 42.
In keeping with Cinelli’s heritage, the Zydeco’s handling and geometry feel decidedly more aggressive than a typical gravel bike, combining classic Italian road bike geometry with greater tyre clearance, lowered bottom bracket and a slightly slacker head angle to provide the necessary stability for technical off-road riding.
The Zydeco is able to transition smoothly from fast gravel bike into multi day adventure and light touring machine thanks to rear rack mounts and the non-sloping main triangle which allows easy mounting of larger top-tube bags.
While never our original design intention, the Zydeco has also found particular favour amongst urban fixed gear riders looking to add a more versatile, bad-weather and bad-asphalt option to their commuting options, without wanting to sacrifice the speed and stiffness that they have come to depend on from their track bikes.