The bike is Bond. Cipollini Bond - Eurobike 2012

Flamboyant Super Mario introduces bonded bike with over-the-top video

The many cavernous halls of Eurobike are crowded with bike brand after bike brand, each looking to differentiate themselves with often painfully similar product. For Mario Cipollini, making a splash has never been a problem. In Friedrichshafen, he launched a new bike with a knock-off James Bond video featuring himself.

The Bond frame has a unique design. The monocoque front triangle and yoked seat stays are fairly straightforward, but the chain stay is unusual in that it is made with the dropouts and a circular wrap around the bottom bracket as one piece. The front triangle, the seat stays and the chain stays are then all bonded together.

Another standout piece is the integrated chain catcher, which is attached directly to the frame.

The frame weighs 1,050g and costs 2,990 Euros. US and UK pricing were not immediately available.

The Bond is also available as a complete bike, in both electric and mechanical configurations.

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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