Steel and modern meet in Cinelli's 2018 Nemo Tig Disc frameset

A handmade, disc-ready, Italian steel classic

Cinelli is one of a few companies that still embraces the bar-setting ride quality of chromoly. Its latest steel bike, the Nemo Tig Disc, has been refreshed with modern touches yet is still crafted from Columbus Spirit tubing.

A classy, integrated seat clamp is included
A classy, integrated seat clamp is included

Cinelli Nemo Tig Disc frameset details

  • Columbus Spirit triple-butted chromoly tubes
  • Made in Italy
  • 1,800g frame
  • 350g carbon fork
  • Internal cable routing
  • 28mm tire clearance
  • Flat-mount disc brake
  • English threaded bottom bracket
  • 27.2mm seatpost
  • Integrated seat clamp
  • 12x142mm rear thru-axle
  • 12x100mm front thru-axle
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

The fork and head tube are tapered 1.5in to 1 1/8in
The fork and head tube are tapered 1.5in to 1 1/8in

Modern updates

The very orange Nemo Tig Disc frameset receives some substantial updates for 2018. The one most likely to delight riders as well as mechanics everywhere is the return to a threaded bottom bracket.

Disc brakes with flat mounting are on board front and rear. As are thru-axles, with a 12x100mm leading the way and a 12x142mm keeping the rear end stiff. 

While not a modern update, the return to a threaded bottom bracket will surely be welcomed by many
While not a modern update, the return to a threaded bottom bracket will surely be welcomed by many

The cables run internally, although only through the front triangle, with the rear disc brake hose sitting on top and the rear derailleur routed underneath the chainstays.

Up front, the internal routing for the front disc brake hose goes through the left fork leg.

And while not as modern, the real hallmark of the Nemo Tig is that the super oversize, triple-butted Columbus Spirit tubes are welded in Italy. 

Cinelli Nemo Tig Disc frameset pricing

Frame and fork: £1,899 / $2,399 / AU$3,169

Availability is slated for Fall 2017.

Russell Eich

Tech Writer, US
Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. Between wrenching in bike shops, guiding professionally, and writing about bikes, Russell has honed an appreciation for what works, gained knowledge of what doesn't, and can barely contain his enthusiasm for what comes next. His two-wheeled passion continues in the Rocky Mountains high above Boulder, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: High altitudes, forgotten singletracks, bike parks, roads without cars
  • Current Bikes: Custom Meriwether steel hardtail, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29, Kona Jake the Snake, Trek 69er, and a bunch more
  • Dream Bike: Yeti SB5c, Intense Tracer 275C, Black Cat custom road
  • Beer of Choice: Gin + Tonic
  • Location: Rollinsville, CO, USA

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