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Cinelli Solido/Solida. Good choice?(6 posts)

Cinelli Solido/Solida. Good choice?kushogun
Feb 4, 2002 10:14 PM
Any perspectives on the afore mentioned hardware? I like the fact that the cinelli bars are marketed with slightly shorter drop/reach than that of ITM and Deda. Is it a noticeable difference with decreased reach or drop? How do the stem/bar combo work together? Any suggestions on a way to save a little moola on them? Ride safe.
No experience w/Solida bars, but I love my Solido stem...Cima Coppi
Feb 5, 2002 5:51 AM
I mated the stem with a pair of Cinelli Altera bars, and I love the combination. The setup is stiff, comfortable, and I have never had a problem with the clamp on the stem keeping the bars secure.

I am a life long Cinelli supporter, and they have given me no reason to look elsewhere for my bars and stem. It's still top quality equipment.

Good luck,

CC
re: Cinelli Solido/Solida. Good choice?the Phantom
Feb 5, 2002 5:59 AM
I have a cinelli Solida Magnum bar. Very nice shape, rigid and stiff. Quaility is a full notch better than Deda and not the weird size id the ITM. The Magnum version of the Sloido bar has a carbon mid section that bumps the diameter to 31.8mm clamp diameter. Well wrth the extra few dollars and a special order to get one.
re: Cinelli Solido/Solida. Good choice?Dave Hickey
Feb 5, 2002 6:01 AM
I'm using the oversize Solido/Solida. As for the reach and drop, I was using an old TTT bar before and the Solida has a longer reach but a shorter drop. I've never used ITM/Deda bars so I cannot make a comparision. I bought mine at www.excelsports.com for $159 for the set.
compare reach and drop sizes here...Tig
Feb 5, 2002 6:32 AM
http://www.bikeusa.com/components/handlebars/handlebars3.htm

The Deda 215 has the shortest reach and drop among their list if that's what you are looking for. I doubt you can go wrong with Cinelli though.
I've tried these combostcr01
Feb 5, 2002 1:34 PM
Cinelli Solido stem/bar, 26.0, 120mm stem, 42bar. I give it a big thumbs up. Felt good and fairly stiff.

Deda Newton(2002 model)/ 215 combo, same sizes. I actually chose this setup over the Cinelli. The bar flexes a little more than the Cinelli but just feels better. I feel like the stem is a better quality as well. I know many people will disagree and flip out over me saying that. But I like it and haven't had any problems. I apologize for any offense here, but this is my experience talking, not speculation.