Kim Hull chatting with Mario Cipollini

Mario Cipollini talks Cipollini bikes

Mario Cipollini talks Cipollini bikes
Photo: Greg K. Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media
Article by Kim Hull

Mario Cipollini talks Cipollini bikes
Mario Cipollini talks Cipollini bikes
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Mario Cipollini is well known as one of the best sprinters of his generation, with a long, successful career that includes 191 victories.

Also known as “Cipo,” “The Lion King (Il Re Leone),” and “Super Mario,” Cipollini’s colorful personality and sprinting prowess earned him devoted fans worldwide, which continues today years after his retirement in 2008.

In 2010, Cipollini developed a line of expertly crafted bicycles that bear his name.  Handcrafted in Italy, Cipollini bikes – known for their spectacular detailing, construction & design – are on the wish list of most every bicycle enthusiast.

Cipollini was recently in Las Vegas at Interbike showing his latest creations and we grabbed a few minutes of Mario’s time, as he explained why and how he created the Cipollini line of bikes.

Cipollini bikes in the U.S.

Along with Mario at Interbike was Joe Roth of Speed Brands out of Miami, Florida, who provided details on what’s new this year with Cipollini bikes and the availability of the Cipollini bikes in the U.S.

More on Cipollini bikes

  • In the U.S, Cipollini models start at $3895 retail for the Bond, $5395 for the Logos, $5795 for the RB800, and $6895 for the RB1000
  • All Cipollini bikes are 100% built in Italy
  • The new My Cipollini custom bike is available for the RB1000 model
  • Find more information on the Cipollini website, including Cipollini dealers worldwide.
Cipollini Bikes
Cipollini Bikes
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