Founded in Milan Italy in 1948 by Cino Cinelli, a former professional road racer from 1937 through 1944. In 1978, Antonio Colombo, the owner of Columbus tubing took over as president of Cinelli.

A true icon in the cycling industry, Cinelli is well known for their stems and handlebars which came as standard equipment on countless quality European brand bicycles, however they are also known to have made some of the most sought after lightweights by collectors and riders alike the world over. Few brands can meet, let alone exceed, the level of workmanship and ride quality of Cinelli frames, even those from the 1950s.