Friday, July 10, 2009

MASHSF x Cinelli x Benny Gold Bike

My knowledge about bikes is pretty limited and as a result I would not do this post justice so here is the bit from Limited Hype regarding Benny Gold's most recent collaboration which is off the chain.

"It’s pretty remarkable to learn that the modern handlebar, the first plastic-framed saddle, the first foot clips and quick release pedals all came from the mind of one brilliant cyclist, Cino Cinelli. Since 1948, Cinelli Bicycles have been striving to make the best use of new technologies & materials, while pushing the limited of the status-quo in design. Their bikes and accessories are chosen by legends in the game like Lance Armstrong, “Super” Mario Cipollini, Greg LeMond, and countless others. Already having achieved ‘cult’ status, each new release is scrutinized like no other. Yet they always seem to churn out new innovative designs that derserve all the hype they get. One of the most hyped bikes since last summer has got to be this prototype MASHSF collab first introduced at InterBike 2008. Therefore I was stoked to see an email from Benny Gold in my inbox this morning, letting me know that the frames will finally be hitting bike shops this week."

"The MASHSF x Cinelli fixie was designed from scratch by Benny and the guys at MASHSF (Mike Martin and Gabe Morford), who are hot of the release of the instant classic film MASH. The sleek Columbus Airplane aluminum frame has a fresh custom paint job, with a high-gloss light-grey/dark-grey duotone color scheme. Not surprinsingly, Gold’s designs are all over this bike; not only was he responsible for the overall look of the frame, he somehow seamlessly blends the Mash lightning bold, Cinelli’s head badge (and even his own paperplane icon) together to accentuate retro, yet modern feel of the frame. It’s not an over-the-top, standout-from-the-crowd design like I’ve been prone to like in the past, yet I’m finding it hard not to appreciate the class, elegance, and historic feeling I’m getting looking at this MASHSF x Cinelli frame: a perfect blend of the tradition of Cinelli, and the street-cred hipness of MASHSF/Benny Gold."

The frames are available at all authorized Cinelli Dealers.

(via. LimitedHype)