Cinelli and Mash SF have changed the fixed-gear game with their innovative ideas and designs, making their competition follow suit. The mere mention of the brand gets you excited. It brings up an image of a sleek and fast track bike, built up with components that we once dreamt of having.
But Mai Mailan thought differently. His Cinelli Parallax was not built up with the typical parts that one would put on one of these Italian frames. Fitted with reliable parts from the West and a top-notch drivetrain from the East, Mailan has created a truly unique build that stands-out from the rest. "The silver components accentuates the color theme, completing the overall look instead of just making the frame pop out."
"I have waited for this frameset for almost a year", says Mailan when asked how long the build took. "When the neon green Cinelli Mash prototype pictures surfaced, I told myself that I'd definitely get one of those. As soon as production started, I contacted the local supplier and pre-ordered one immediately."
Mai also talks about upgrading to a lighter wheelset in the near future. "And hopefully a Cinelli Single-Speed Cyclocross", he adds.
Frame: 2014 Cinelli Parallax 54cm
Fork/Headset: Columbus Cinelli
Crankset/Bottom Bracket: Dura-Ace FC7710 crankset, 165mm (NJS)
Pedals: MKS RX-1 pedals / MKS adjustable toeclips / MKS Fit-A Sport (NJS) Single
Cog/Chainring/Chain: Dura-Ace, 15T (NJS) / Dura-Ace chainring, 49t / Izumi
Handlebars/Stem: Deda Pista 40cm / Thomson Elite X2 100mm
Saddle/Seatpost: San Marco x MASH Zoncolan / Thomson Elite, Ø31.6
Front Wheel/Hub/Tire: Araya SA-730 / Dura-Ace 7600 36h (NJS) / Continental Gatorskin, 700 X 25c
Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire: Araya SA-730 / Dura-Ace 7600 36h (NJS) / Continental Gatorskin, 700 X 25c