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THE ONE
MCipollini RB1K The One

The One

SIMPLY UNIQUE.

Not just a restyling, but a whole new world. An overall technical improvement, achieved by pushing the racing DNA of this quintessential road bike to the limits, first and foremost by preserving its monocoque construction system. By working on the new design and maintaining the same angles, while raising the headset, we have developed a bike dedicated to people looking for an extreme bike, suitable for long climbs because of its light weight and for sprints because of its rigidity. A one-of-a-kind product thanks to its aerodynamic design and light weight. More than just a bike, it is an unique and inimitable artwork.

Frame

Frame

In T1000 carbon,
even more light
 and rigid.

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Frame

Set up to fit covers up to 28”, THE ONE is +/- 120g lighter per size and 20% more rigid than the old RB1K.

Rear Axle

Rear Axle

All the power
transferred to the ground.

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Rear Axle

New lamination technology and a new design for the rear axle, to best support the performances of the central movement, for a almost integral power transfer to the ground.

Seatpost

Seatpost

Micro-adjustment
and aerodynamics.

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Seatpost

Adjustable aerodynamic seat-post with retractable clamp.

Bottom bracket

Bottom bracket

The most compact,
light 
and rigid ever.

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Bottom bracket

41x86.5 press fit bottom bracket, that allows the orthogonality of the bottom bracket compared to the axle.

Headset

Headset

Drivability and comfort

with a perfect setup.

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Headset

New raised headset with aerodynamic cover for a more comfortable set up (+18 mm).

The Strenght, immagine campagna MCipollini RB1K The One
Mario Cipollini, immagine campagna MCipollini RB1K The One

“... The One is a "total bike",
the ultimate outcome of this accumulation
of experience and history, totally different
from anything else that today’s market can offer. ”

Mario Cipollini Interview

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Vista frontale RB1K The One
  • Construction Monocoque
  • Frame material carbon t1000.M46j
  • Fork material carbon t1000
  • Bearing for headset down 1"1\2
  • Bearing for headset up da 1"1\4
  • Direct Mount
  • Tire clearan max 28"
  • Central Movement BB386 (41x86,5mm)
  • Sizes XXS.XS.S.M.L.XL.XXL
  • Frame weight +/- 950 gr not painted

The weight of the frame kit RB1K THE ONE painted may vary slightly on the basis of craftsmanship and manual during production.

Misure telaio RB1K The One
A) Height saddle tube A1) Saddle height B) Horizontal top tube length a°) Seat tube angle b°) Head tube angle C) Head tube height D) Rake E) Front Wheel Trail F) Chainstay length G) Droop Reach Stack
XXS 425 511,5 508 75° 71° 95 45 573 405 71 375,5 495
XS 445 519 520 74,75° 71,5° 100 45 579 405 71 383,5 500,5
S 465 528 532 74,5° 72° 107 45 584 405 71 391 509
M 485 540 545 74° 72,5° 117 45 589 405 71 396 519
L 505 557,5 559 73,75° 73° 133 45 597 406 70 403 535
XL 525 576 575 73,5° 73,25° 150 45 608 408 69 411,5 552
XXL 545 595 591 73° 73,5° 169 45 616 408 67 417 569
A) Height saddle tube
425
A1) Saddle height
511,5
B) Horizontal top tube length
508
a°) Seat tube angle
75°
b°) Head tube angle
71°
C) Head tube height
95
D) Rake
45
E) Front Wheel Trail
573
F) Chainstay length
405
G) Droop
71
Reach
375,5
Stack
495
A) Height saddle tube
445
A1) Saddle height
519
B) Horizontal top tube length
520
a°) Seat tube angle
74,75°
b°) Head tube angle
71,5°
C) Head tube height
100
D) Rake
45
E) Front Wheel Trail
579
F) Chainstay length
405
G) Droop
71
Reach
383,5
Stack
500,5
A) Height saddle tube
465
A1) Saddle height
528
B) Horizontal top tube length
532
a°) Seat tube angle
74,5°
b°) Head tube angle
72°
C) Head tube height
107
D) Rake
45
E) Front Wheel Trail
584
F) Chainstay length
405
G) Droop
71
Reach
391
Stack
509
A) Height saddle tube
485
A1) Saddle height
540
B) Horizontal top tube length
545
a°) Seat tube angle
74°
b°) Head tube angle
72,5°
C) Head tube height
117
D) Rake
45
E) Front Wheel Trail
589
F) Chainstay length
405
G) Droop
71
Reach
396
Stack
519
A) Height saddle tube
505
A1) Saddle height
557,5
B) Horizontal top tube length
559
a°) Seat tube angle
73,75°
b°) Head tube angle
73°
C) Head tube height
133
D) Rake
45
E) Front Wheel Trail
597
F) Chainstay length
406
G) Droop
70
Reach
403
Stack
535
A) Height saddle tube
525
A1) Saddle height
576
B) Horizontal top tube length
575
a°) Seat tube angle
73,5°
b°) Head tube angle
73,25°
C) Head tube height
150
D) Rake
45
E) Front Wheel Trail
608
F) Chainstay length
408
G) Droop
69
Reach
411,5
Stack
552
A) Height saddle tube
545
A1) Saddle height
595
B) Horizontal top tube length
591
a°) Seat tube angle
73°
b°) Head tube angle
73,5°
C) Head tube height
169
D) Rake
45
E) Front Wheel Trail
616
F) Chainstay length
408
G) Droop
67
Reach
417
Stack
569
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Supermario,
the one,
the passion
and the future.

Intervista a Mario Cipollini

Mario, you're in great shape at the moment. I'd say you're ready for the World Championships. What's your secret?

Thank you, but I don’t think I’m ready for the World Championships. If it was a World Championships for people in their 50s I might be tempted. Nevertheless, yes, I think I'm in pretty good shape, both mentally and physically. I’m going through a very stimulating phase of life. I’ve been looking at my past and I’m ready for the future, a future that I think will be more and more about my bikes, which I consider my “other” daughters. My real daughters, my two girls, are growing up and already have their own lives. I’ll try to help them from a distance, so I’ll have plenty of time to focus on training (as well as cycling, I also enjoy skiing in the winter) and travelling around the world, keeping all my senses alert and my eyes open so that I can get constant inspiration for designing bikes in the Cipollini range.

Mcipollini interview break RB1K
Mcipollini RB1K The One

What are the technical reasons behind the redesign of the RB1K, the flagship product in your comp bike collection?

The new RB1K is naturally an updated version of the old one. Describing it as old is something that irks me a bit, as I can’t consider it old: it marked the first step forward, and it was a great step. However, over time, technical improvements, developed in partnership with technical experts, led me to try to boost its performance, making it more effective and objective. It's strange to talk about objectivity when it's really a question of feelings. I trust my feelings. I was practically born on a bike, officially starting to compete when I was 6 years old and taking part in local competitions when I was even younger. As a result, almost half a century later, the bike is a bit like an extension of my body. I believe I have developed an unusual sensibility, enhanced by the fact that I have been building bikes for years. I therefore have to thank the technicians who have given me the necessary tools and have supported with everything. Together we have managed to progress in the best possible way, with patience. New manufacturing techniques and new materials have given us the chance to focus on details, while never losing sight of the overall outcome. We are convinced that we have made a full step forward, so we have decided to call the new RB1K THE ONE, meaning that it is something totally unique, the number 1. I say this as someone who is fully informed about the facts. They're not just advertising slogans. I’ve always been demanding and expected the best materials. I think I am still known for this today among the people who have worked with me, starting with the mechanics who have partnered me for years and who have based their standards on my requirements. Because of this, I’m not afraid to put my neck on the line in a way I've never done before. The One is a “total bike”, the ultimate outcome of this accumulation of experience and history, totally different from anything else that today’s market can offer. We’re all very happy with the objective results produced by this bike, as I have said, but also with its attractive design. Just looking at it makes me shiver, but you should believe me when I say that the best bit is actually trying it out.

Mcipollini interview quote RB1K
...However, all the lines and shapes that you see are not simply designed to be eye-catching and nice to look at. They create a technical and sculptural basis conceived to obtain what I believe to be indispensable...

Is it a bike for supermen or for everyone?

I would describe it as a real enthusiast’s bike. I’d like everyone who loves cycling to try it, to give them a real high. It’s naturally an extremely challenging bike, with a structure developed to take performances to the limits. As I said, it’s stunning to look at. However, all the lines and shapes that you see are not simply designed to be eye-catching and nice to look at. They create a technical and sculptural basis conceived to obtain what I believe to be indispensable, that is to say rigidity, a total response to the power input and solidity, creating a sensation not just of being on a bike, but on a high-tech machine able to generate powerful emotions. The One is therefore one of those rare cases in which function and good looks are merged in a completely natural fashion. I really hope lots of people will have the opportunity to ride it and understand its inner essence.

Mcipollini interview break RB1K
Mcipollini RB1K The One target

How long did the process take? How much time passed from your initial "intuitions" to the development of the prototype? What were the main phases involved?

I find this question quite surprising because I never calculate how long it takes me to get what I really want, or in this case the time it took to produce, or rather to create this new “girl” that has become part of our family. It is only now that you’ve made me think about it that I’ve realised how long we have been working on it. Looking back, I think: “Wow! We’ve been working on this project for so long!” However, the satisfaction of having achieved our objective completely outshines all the time spent, the investments made, all the little problems faced and overcome together with the talented technicians and company employees. As regards the production chain, it involved a completely artisanal workshop, supported by a top technological team. We all bring our experience and viewpoints to the table, contributing to the creation of the object, which I “test” gradually, over various phases. From the very start, when leaving the house and taking on the descents of the nearby hill, I realised the quality of the work we had done. Next comes the definitive prototype, adding the finishing touches, before reaching the actual production phase. Then, all that remains is to wait for the object of your dreams, finished and ready to use.

Can you paint an ideal picture of the new RB1K?

Painting a picture of the bike is something extremely intimate. I have an intimate relationship with her, because she’s more than a mere vehicle. It’s something much more personal. A bike is a feminine object, meaning that it has something captivating about it. When I go down the hallway where she rests, she has a powerfully feminine and extremely sensual appearance, with those attractive forms and features that I observe in her being. However, riding the bike is what really makes the difference. It becomes an even more intimate relationship between the dominator and the dominated. Despite the feminine definition, she is not weak – anything but! She is strong and powerful and repays you in full for all the effort you put into her. She is a force of nature with her own demands and requirements. For example, some very large wheels, considered the best, would not withstand the rigidity of this bike and would give way, especially when I put in all the effort I am still capable of producing. I should specify that having this intimate and personal relationship with this object – that becomes an extension of myself – is a bit like making love. There is something extreme in what I am saying, but it’s exactly what I think. If you manage to convey the power and respect that she demands of you, she repays you with great pleasure, which is not sexual in any way but a great pleasure that resembles a kind of magical enjoyment. This bicycle, which is the result of my opportunity to exploit my knowledge of bikes assisted by the technological developments available to me today, is the most extraordinary object I have ever experienced.

...Riding the bike is what
really makes the difference.
It becomes an even more intimate
relationship between the
dominator and the dominated...

That's a great explanation of why it's called The One. Tell us something about its colours and graphics?

The graphics and colours are naturally very minimal. This was a deliberate decision because I think it looks so amazing that it doesn't need imaginative formal or chromatic solutions. Nothing could make it look better. Sticking to the subject: it’s a bit like a beautiful woman, after making love with her all night. You wake up in the morning, open the window and she is still asleep, with her hair in a mess, but you look at her with her eyes still half-closed and you see the beauty of every little part of her body and her face, and this figure completely wins you over. There’s no need to see her in high heels and a tight sequined dress that shows off her beauty. She’s always beautiful, and she’s even more beautiful like this.

Mcipollini interview break RB1K
Mcipollini RB1K The One design ed estetica

And then there's the film, an actual short, which will be accompanying the launch of The One...

Yes, we decided to make a film about our project and the result we achieved. It’s a proper production that has involved a highly professional team. We wanted to convey a sense of our “research” through metaphors and symbols: the pursuit of a perfect idea, or rather absolute harmony, a union of grace and power. Something ethereal, almost unachievable, which is now here, available for us to use. The idea is represented by a girl, a talented young classical dancer from La Scala in Milan. The harmony of her actions represents the ideal pursued for such a long time. Once she has been reached and captured, she will use elegant, agile yet powerful dance steps to create the frame, the most harmonious and powerful one that has ever been developed. As a result, after pursuing the idea of absolute harmony for a long time, after committing ourselves and making sacrifices to achieve this, we manage to possess it and enjoy it. By telling the story of this pursuit through images, I think you will be able to enjoy yourselves as much as we did during the filming, which was done by night in Florence, Milan and Venice to emphasize the fact that this is an all-Italian product. The film concludes in a highly symbolic place of metaphysical beauty, Lanzarote, a magical island packed with magnetism, a black volcanic land that generates life. When searching for “creation”, we chose this island that has given us some unforgettable rides and unique emotions.

Mcipollini interview break RB1K
Mcipollini RB1K The One progetti futuri

In view of your enthusiasm, it's pointless to ask whether you've been following events in the Pro circuit. What do you think of contemporary cycling?

Have you noticed any differences compared to the past? I naturally follow cycling with great enthusiasm and also keep a close eye on things. I try to imagine my past by interpreting what is happening in the present. Naturally there are some noticeable differences, but this is because the world changes and evolves. Everything has changed, there is a lot more technology, there are areas where things have levelled out as a result of advanced management systems for training, races, human and professional relationships, and social systems. I believe that everything that happens in cycling has led to changes, but not always to innovation or progress. I prefer a different, more “personal” form of cycling, which is more focused on the personality of the athletes than the strength of the teams (with their remote-controlled radio links), politics and money. As a result, I have been observing events with great interest, but I feel it is missing the level of attraction generated by the cycling of a few years ago. I feel that today’s world of cycling is populated by ephemeral, undistinguishable figures. The way that certain athletes conducted themselves in races in the past allowed us to get to know them as individuals and understand their personality. Today there is much more calculation involved, everything is based on a question of seconds, team management, individual and team scores, meaning that the best thing about this sport has been in some way transformed and even debased. I am talking about the imagination involved in conveying your strength to your competitors.

All that remains now is to ask you about your plans for the future.

I'm currently working on the development of a line of clothing that embodies my philosophy. I’m trying to put all my experience as a cyclist into it. This collection is made up of cutting-edge technical solutions specifically calibrated to meet the requirements, postures and movements of cyclists, with a well thought-through range of colour and style solutions. I hope to transfer my experience to details – both small and big – that can really make a difference, allowing people to enjoy this amazing sport to the full. Something that feels cool to wear, as well as offering technical protection and assisting with the effort of pedalling, making it more enjoyable than anything else in the world. I would like to end by sending out a heartfelt message to cyclists, to real cycling enthusiasts: enjoy life, enjoy your bike, enjoy cycling!

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