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New Cipollini Fybra GX e-Gravel Bike Adds HiRide AR Suspension w/ 18mm of Travel

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Cipollini… “Cipo” as we will refer to him for the rest of this press release, has been a controversial personality of the pro cycling circuit for the better part of two decades spanning from the late 80s to the early 2000s.

Super Mario was a force to be reckoned with during the last meters of any given Spring classic of the era. His light-hearted, albeit egotistical tomfoolery during his time at the top was sure fun to watch.

What wasn’t fun to watch, was his womanizing, which we were reminded of lately, as Cipo was convicted of domestic abuse in October 2022.

But, let’s talk about the bike I guess, since Mario Cipollini has now released an electric gravel bike in the new Fybra GX model.

The Cipollini Fybra GX

Photo c. MCipollini Bicycles

MCipollini Fybra GX front side

MCipollini Fybra GX back side

The Fybra is the second electric bike in the collection following the Flusso. The Fybra comes in the GX variant (gravel) and the R (road), the 700c-designed GX version is the first electric gravel bike in the MCipollini line.

MCipollini Fybra GX hidden GPS locatorShock adjustment nd “hidden” GPS locator.

According to the press release, “Thanks to a HiRide AR 1.5 suspension, (horribly named, yet seems purposeful) integrated into the design with 18mm of travel, the bike allows for a spirited ride that winks at the MTB routes” (as it passes them?).

MCipollini Fybra GX 160mm or 180mm discs

The carbon fork on the Fybra GX is “optimized for specific off-road discs”. Those off-road sizes, according to MCipollini are the 160mm (widely used on all carbon gravel forks) and the 180mm, which they say “allows for safe braking in all situations”.

MCipollini Fybra GX wireless dropper

The Fybra GX also comes with a wireless RockShox Reverb AX dropper post that can be operated from the shift levers. Both of the gravel GX and the road R models use the same monocoque frame with TCM technology “which allows for continuity in the carbon fibers”.

MCipollini Fybra R Polini motorFybra R with the same Polini motor as the Fybra GX.

Both models are equipped with the same Polini EP3+ EVO motor which they claim is at the top of its category in terms of “output quality”. The included power indicator and the display are color as well.

MCipollini Fybra GX Color displayCockpit, color display, shock adjuster

These bikes come with some theft protection built right in with the self-powered, integrated GPS locator that is ‘hidden’ in the frame. They both have integrated lights that are powered directly from the eBike. The Polini 500Wh battery boasts a “guaranteed long distance of up to 220km.”

Fybra GX Specs, Geo, and Retail

Specifications

BOTTOM BRACKETIsis
HEADSETSpecific headset (IS52/IS52)
SEATPOSTOffset 0mm; 140g (variante R30SS)
BRAKE SYSTEMDisc brake (140/160 Rear Flat Mount, Thru Axle 12 x 142 mm – 160/180 Front Flat Mount, Thru Axle 12 x 100 mm)
FRAME WEIGHT1.440g
FORK WEIGHT426g (without suspension)
MAXIMUM TIREMax 50 mm (Measured Width) on 700cc – Recommended 47 mm (Measured Width) on 700cc
REAR CHAINSTAY HEIGHT CALIPER ATTACHMENT AREA20 mm
WEIGHT GX RIVAL XPLR

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Geometry

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The Fybra GX color is carbon, sand and green. The Fybra GX and R will be available through MCipollini dealers coming this June.

Retail

Retail: 14,700 € (SRAM Rival AXS XPLR)

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75 COMMENTS

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but the Cipollini Fybra GX e-Gravel Bike is nothing but an overpriced hype. There are plenty of other bikes out there that can handle any terrain just as well, if not better. Dont fall for the marketing gimmicks.

    • Actually, 18mm of travel on a gravel bike is nothing compared to the suspension on a proper mountain bike. Dont get carried away, mate. Stick to the trails made for gravel bikes and let the mountain bikers enjoy their real suspension.

  1. Wow, the Cipollini Fybra GX e-Gravel Bike sounds like a game-changer! Cant wait to try it out and feel that HiRide AR suspension in action.

  2. Wow, the Cipollini Fybra GX e-Gravel Bike sounds like a game-changer! Cant wait to try it out and conquer new off-road adventures!

  3. Wow, the Cipollini Fybra GX e-Gravel bike with HiRide AR suspension sounds like an absolute beast! Cant wait to see it in action!

    • Well, some of us actually enjoy a smoother ride on rough terrains. Its called comfort and control, something you might not understand if youve never ridden a gravel bike. But hey, to each their own, right?

  4. I gotta say, that new Cipollini Fybra GX e-Gravel Bike with HiRide AR Suspension sounds like a game-changer! Cant wait to try it out on some gnarly trails.

    • Actually, 18mm of travel can make a significant difference in terms of ride comfort and handling. It may not be necessary for everyone, but for those who value a smoother and more controlled experience, its definitely worth it. Dont knock it till you try it!

    • I think its pure genius! With 18mm of travel, youll crush those gravel roads like a boss. Who needs subtlety when you can have ultimate control and comfort? Embrace the overkill and leave the skeptics in the dust!

  5. Wow, the Cipollini Fybra GX e-Gravel Bike with HiRide AR Suspension sounds like a game-changer! Cant wait to test it out on rough terrains.

    • Seriously? 18mm of travel on a gravel bike is hardly a game changer. If you want a real roller coaster experience, stick to amusement parks. Gravel bikes are meant for off-road adventures, not thrill rides. Keep it real, buddy.

  6. Wow, the Cipollini Fybra GX e-Gravel Bike with HiRide AR Suspension sounds like the ultimate off-road dream machine! Cant wait to try it out!

  7. Wow, that Cipollini Fybra GX e-Gravel Bike sounds like a rocket on wheels! Cant wait to try it out and conquer some gravel trails!

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but the Cipollini Fybra GX e-Gravel Bike is nothing more than an overpriced gimmick. Dont waste your money on it, there are better options out there for conquering gravel trails.

  8. Wow, the Cipollini Fybra GX e-Gravel Bike with HiRide AR suspension sounds like a game-changer! Cant wait to try it out and hit the trails with 18mm of travel.

    • Im skeptical. Ive seen so many game-changers flop in the real world. Lets not get carried away with the hype. Lets see how it performs on the trails before we start planning our e-gravel adventures.

  9. Who needs 18mm of travel on a gravel bike? Well, I guess those who want a smoother ride and better control on rough terrains. But hey, to each their own, right? Different riders have different preferences and needs.

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