Mash / Cinelli Vigorelli

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  • I’m no InternetBikeFit Expert, but I think that frame is going to be too small for you.

  • I'm 6ft1 (on a good day, after a stretch) and mostly ride 56s, my 58 Vigorelli is an outlier. On a conventionally proportioned frame a 54 wouldn't cross my mind. My back always feels shit but that's just scoliosis.

  • I'll say in contrast to everyone else saying to size down, I'm 6'1" and rode a L, which at the time meant a "58cm" according to them. In reality it was only 58cm ctt, and it was something closer to a 54 ctc. I sized up two sizes when I replaced it with the new run, and it fits much, much better. That said, I'm a lanky dude and am pretty comfortable with a lot of reach. Personally though, unless you ride with a lot of saddle-to-bar and need that shorter reach, I'd go for the larger of the two sizes.

    @hollow__legs hah, I bought that wheelset thinking I'd be one of very few people in the whole country with that setup, and a month or two later went on a ride with a local crew and found out I wasn't even the first person in my small city with it lol

  • to me mash is the closest thing to a skate brand cycling has, it genuinely has some good history/ cultural significance to it, and at one point, was somewhat countercultural in its aesthetic.

    i just find it funny, like most skate brands, as they've grown they've not grown through being relevant to the culture that is now, they've grown by being a nostalgic reference to their userbase who now has a larger pool of disposable income, their pockets getting deeper etc, their style of riding changing.

    the brand has the energy of the old guy at the premier, bops around, is chill, and everyone is whispering telling you what a big deal they once were. but alas all you can see is a 40 year old dude, wearing a brown baker tee and a long grey hoodie, crusty ass DCs taking half a filming day kickflipping a 5, meanwhile you have 30 up and comers dm'ing you on insta landing a tre down a 20 set to the sound of pop smoke

    this is without touching on how they seem to have been absorbed into "bike marketing" at large and no longer hold a cool outsider perspective, again, like an aging skate-brand. them releasing/prototyping a gravel bike which looks straight out of 2015, dripped in SRAM product placement and chas looking like he's any random insta discover sponsored rider is strangely fitting for where they're at

  • Interesting. I must be showing my age because I have no idea what most of your references are about.

  • I know what you are going at for sure.
    But don't forget they are still making track/fixed gear frames. If they want to expand much like skate brands with vintage shapes to capture that market then so be it. They kinda follow the same route no?
    Like with skateboarding most brands they die off leaving the main ones and then new ones pop up to keep things fresh. Can't really do anything wrong as such if you want to keep people cycling/skateboarding.
    Apart from making shit product/unethical product that is.
    Cool is what you make it........I currently ride a Mash Bolt 2.0 so bought into the cool aspect for sure just to be clear.
    I personally don't see myself bike-packing and that but when a brand's founders/riders/designers grow older the equipment/outlook change.
    Personally I'd prefer if Mash was all about street riding and what not cause that was what I got hooked on.
    But they changed a little bit, I didn't and thats all good in my perspective.
    Keep things inclusive....that is my main thing...skating or cycling.

  • I also don't understand the skate references, but I agree. I think they really lost their way after they broke up with Cinelli.

  • On that note, perhaps the thread title needs changing.

  • mash / dad bikes / 2008 nostalgia / #occupykingkog

  • When's the next MASH film coming out?

    Edit: these basically were skate videos: https://www.mashsf.com/news/mash/full-ma­sh-video-19-chapters

    Edit edit: now I really miss riding fixed gears with my friends, awh.

  • i just find it funny, like most skate brands, as they've grown they've not grown through being relevant to the culture that is now, they've grown by being a nostalgic reference to their userbase who now has a larger pool of disposable income, their pockets getting deeper etc, their style of riding changing.

    Good take on "mash in context of lfgss", less so of "mash in context of cycling & fixed gear". Internet is still brimming full of 20something fixie mash folk, just not...here.

  • Yeah this ^. Came across 'Official Birmingham Fixed Gear' on Instagram the other day which was refreshingly nostaligic.

  • these folk are the teens at the skatepark who think modern skating in full of [slur] and why can't it be like ..... wearing a reissue baker tee

  • Video on the Mash Instagram of what I presume is the new MTB frame.

    Riding uphill, which is cool, but riding uphill with the dropper post down, which is not cool.

  • I'd feel differently if Mash weren't still giving bikes to the track bike wheelie kids that are keeping track bikes and street riding alive in the next generation, and making bikes for those kids.

    I'm not sure if this is the case over the pond but in the US, even in small cities like the one I live in, the kids are on that 12 o clock boys kick and a bunch of them are doing it on track bikes. They're definitely a separate scene from people like me (30 yrs old, got into track bikes through racing alleycats, etc).

    Mash seems to be in touch with that scene and promoting it, so imho they're not out of the zeitgeist just yet. But maybe things look different over where y'all are at?

  • I cancelled it. My back and wallet will thank me.

  • My OG blot is def a short range fighter.

    ONe I am now a MAMIL.

    Two. The drop means I have to peel myself off after 2 hrs.

    Like wrist shock. No pain no gain?

    5/11 wid a 53

  • Close to Ctrack price. Ok.

  • hahaha that's so funny, what a legend

  • It's worth checking their other ads if you're at a loose end.

    Or looking to buy a juice bar...

  • i hope he did self actualise off the back of this

  • wtf are on his feet

  • Glad I’m not the only that picked that out amongst other little gems

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