Cinelli WYSIWYG time trial bike - First look

Impressively light aero machine

Cinelli have always produced bikes that are both great to look at and ‘interestingly’ named. So follows the all-new time trial bike. Named the WYSIWYG – ‘What you see is what you get’ – its aero designed and defined frameset features a new slimline aero fork up front.

Out back are short, tight-clearance stays, with the seat tube flowing smoothly around the rear wheel's leading edge. The vertical seatmast is adjustable for both height and angle, with a clever three-position clamp that alters the effective seat tube angle between 74, 76 and 78 degrees.

For a dedicated time trial bike, Cinelli’s claims of a 1,135g frame and 435g fork are impressively light. The WYSIWYG is available in this colourway only, named Italo ‘79. The tricolour graphics are Cinelli’s ‘C’ logo of that era. The bike will be available complete as seen here, with Shimano Ultegra and custom painted WH-RS80-C50 carbon clinchers.

It'll also be available as a module of frame, fork, Cinelli Vai stem, Prologo TT saddle (with custom Cinelli graphics) and the new Cinelli/Mash bullhorn bar and clip-on extensions. Prices have yet to be confirmed.

Cinelli wysiwig time trial bike:
Cinelli wysiwig time trial bike:

Warren Rossiter

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