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Vintage Components - Cinelli Nerve handlebars, 26.0mm bar diameter

On this page: Cinelli Nerve handlebars: 40cm black | 44cm silver

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Cino Cinelli's brother Giotto had been making steel stems since the late 1930s in Florence, Italy. They moved the business to Milan after the Second World War. In 1963 Cinelli began commercially producing alloy stems and matching handlebars and it wasn't long before Cinelli bar and stems became the choice of serious athletes and connoisseurs.

The 1A ("A" stood for aluminum) stem and Cinelli bars were first shown at a trade show at the 1960 Rome Olympics. We believe consumer production of these new aluminum stems and bars didn't begin until 1963.

Those first components had a polished, non-anodized finish. The classic clear anodization that gives Cinelli stems and bars that luxurious "milky" finish began in 1965.

The Nerve bars on this page are superb road bars suitable for racing at the highest level, for a fixie, or any enthusiast road bike.

  • Double-butted aluminum
  • 42cm Nerve bar weighs about 245 grams
  • Nerve bar clamp diameter is 26.0 mm
  • Grooved front and back for Campagnolo Ergopower levers
  • Anatomic bend
  • Nerve bars were made both in silver and black

Cinelli Nerve handlebars 40cm center to center. 26.0 clamp, black. New, $79.99

Part# 30380

We have four in stock

Cinelli Nerve 40cm handlebars

Double-grooved, anatomic bend

Cinelli Nerve handlebar

Center section, showing the bar's nice finish


Cinelli Nerve handlebars 44cm center to center. 26.0 clamp, silver. New, $79.99

Part# 30447

We have three in stock

Cinelli Nerve 44cm

Double grooved for any brake/gear system

Cinelli Nerve handlebar

Clearly, a 26.0 Cinelli bar.