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Cinelli Zydeco vs Cinelli hobo. Wich one will make a better light tourer?

Old 05-03-14, 02:17 AM
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Cinelli Zydeco vs Cinelli hobo. Wich one will make a better light tourer?

I'm considering getting a bike for fast pace touring, and am intrigued by Cinellli bikes. My load will be light, since I'll be sleeping in "room for rent" or hostels, and no cooking. Most of all, I'll be happy to friendly scamper by my fellow tourers or local boys who happen to cross my path. What I have in mind is to use STI shifters, and MTB Crankset 38-24. Panaracer tyres T-SERV PT 28c. Which bike would be your choice? Further advices will be much appreciated.

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Looking at the website , the hobo is their touring one the Zydeco looks like a cyclocross race bike .. Maybe there is no rack mounts at all


Perhaps the Name Cinelli is the only thing Italian on it , and its coming out of Taiwan like the majority of bikes do these days ..

Bianchi USA is located by a West Coast shipping port of entry,,they went to Asia 20 years ago

Volpe a cross-tour-commuter they make. or have made..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Looking at the website , the hobo is their touring one the Zydeco looks like a cyclocross race bike .. Maybe there is no rack mounts at all


Perhaps the Name Cinelli is the only thing Italian on it , and its coming out of Taiwan like the majority of bikes do these days ..

Bianchi USA is located by a West Coast shipping port of entry,,they went to Asia 20 years ago

Volpe a cross-tour-commuter they make. or have made..
The possibility to assemble a rear rack makes Zydeco an extremely versatile bike also suitable for travelling.

Both Zydeco and hobo are sold at the same price where I live. The Hobo already made a name at 2013 Tour d’Afrique. TdA, a world renowned endurance-race,
Cinelli BOOTLEG Tour d'Afrique 2013 - Hobo in MASH TV on Vimeo
I'll have to change the drive train and shifters to suit my preference, but it's not a big deal

BTW I already have the Volpe, which I like very much. I'm looking for a light touring bike to ride at faster speed.
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We will see there is a distributor that the LBS got an account with ..


If you think its faster and you work extra hard, to prove it , pedaling .. it might be..
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We will see there is a distributor that the LBS got an account with ..


If you think its faster and you work extra hard, to prove it , pedaling .. it might be..
Thanks for very prompt response. I still wonder which Cinelli bike will be better at light touring, with ability to still provide a little edge at friendly racing.
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Wonder away ... perhaps the brand is just paint .. seen the Made in Italy stamp anywhere on them?

Giant and Merida are companies making stuff wearing their brand and a lot of brands of others too ..

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