Cinelli Palio Disc Review

Marc Abbott Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 09:15 Italian brand’s latest 10-speed racer is near-perfect for pacy springtime riding 4.0 / 5 £1,999 You’ve got to hand it to Italian designers. The newest road bike to hit UK shores from Milanese brand Cinelli – the Palio Disc – appears to be decorated with miiltary-style dazzle-camo… or is it lightning bolts? The truth is even more out-there: this toned down grey version (along with the much more garish yellow/red design available) wears a paintjob based on the clothing and team banners of riders in the Palio di Siena horse races. Yes, twice a year – in the height of the Tuscan summertime – the central square of Siena (yes, the one which also hosts the finish line of Strade Bianche ) is given over to frantic horse races. Where’s the connection with cycling? Your guess is as good as mine. And ...

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