Garrett’s Cinelli XCR Road with Campy Record 11

The Cinelli XCR embodies the ideologies representing the brand’s history of making performance steel racing bicycles. Much like the modern big brother to the Supercorsa, the XCR is made in Italy, individually, by hand.

It just so happens that every one of these frames is made to order. Custom if you will, because each frame is welded after an order is placed, which, to me, is pretty rad.

For people like Garrett Chow, the man responsible for many of MASH’s designs, the XCR was exactly what he was looking for after riding strictly carbon for years. He wanted some compliance with a livelier stride…

When the crew at Cinelli / Columbus offered to build him a bike, he gladly obliged and requested a white paint job with Mash insignia added in. Garrett spared no expense on the bike, building with with Campagnolo Record 11, 3T and Fulcrum Racing Lite XLR race wheels. Basically, everything on this bike is made in Italy, minus the Chris King headset and LOOK pedals.

I shoot a lot of nice bicycles, but this one made me nervous as we propped it up on the side of Diablo… See more in the Gallery and thanks to Garrett for thinking of me when it came to shooting this bike!

  • Tyler Johnson

    This is too good. Garrett is one of my favorite guys, and always builds the most dialed bikes. So stoked on this photoset.

  • George O’Quinn

    Is that a custom rapha pro team jersey?

    • Alex Forbes

      Garret made it himself out of 2 jersey’s. It is on his instagram. It’s badass isn’t it?

  • carl bradtmiller

    man, classic italian. i love the look of those dropouts, detail work notwithstanding. but, sometimes i feel like the derailleur hanger interface that results (round top, flat back, small countersunk screws) is not as robust as with other designs that incorporate a shoulder. also, is that an aluminum hanger? gotta get a custom stainless one!

  • Max Burgess

    Whats the bar tape?

  • ForrestCambron

    Lord almighty!

  • JLN

    Love the MASH stickers on the hubs.