Bike of the Week Cipollini Ago banner Cipollini’s Ago is the brand’s first dedicated gravel bike and, with the exception of the tyres, is a completely Italian build.
The brand previously had the MCM Allroad in its range, with clearance for 40mm gravel bike tyres , but the Ago has a more progressive geometry and clearance for wider 45mm rubber.
Let’s take a closer look at this luxurious and intriguing gravel offering from a brand we seldom see. Blending endurance and comfort
The seatstays feature a striking inward kink as they head towards the seat tube junction. Oscar Huckle / Our Media
Cipollini says the Ago has been designed for riding long distances on uneven surfaces in comfort. So far, so typical, as far as gravel bikes are concerned.
The brand says it paid particular attention to introducing compliance to the seat tube, and the short 427mm chainstays are designed to provide a balance between comfort and responsiveness.
The Ago uses a full monocoque carbon frame design. Rather than being constructed from tubes bonded together, Cipollini says the Ago is moulded from one piece, which the brand claims improves the frame’s strength.The frame is claimed to weigh 930g, with the fork 510g. Although Cipollini doesn’t specify a size, that certainly puts it in line with recent gravel bike releases. ENVE’s MOG frame is claimed to weigh 950g in a size 56cm and the Ridley Grifn 990g in a size medium.The Ago’s 45mm tyre clearance is fairly middle-of-the-road compared to its rivals, with many […]