The bartape where you never expected it to be
From the encounter between Cinelli and Cycled comes Physis, an ethical and sustainable line of belts with great attention to details.
The union between the iconic Cinelli tapes and the Cycled „upcycled tyres”, gives life to a unique and intriguing accessory.
Cycled is a small artisan company founded by two brothers in the Venetian hinterland, whose work starts from the idea that the bicycle tire at the end of its first life can have a second life as a reinforcement in the front part of the belt.
Cinelli bartapes have always been an icon for the entire cycling world, from the Original Cork Ribbon, loved by champions like Chiappucci and Hampsten, to the most recent collaborations with the artists of the Cinelli Art Program.
The Physis belts are entirely handmade by expert Italian craftsmen, one by one; to demonstrate this is the precision with which each rod, a strip of vegetable-tanned leather, is sewn with a handlebar tape (Cinelli) and, at the end, with a used racing bike tire that reinforces the loops and shows the attention to creative reuse.
Buckle: 4,5 cm wide buckle, aged silver color, nickel free.
Leather: genuine vegetable tanned leather, entirely Made in Italy
Belt loop: vegetable tanned leather
Tape model: Mike Giant Velvet Red Tape
Width: 3,5 cm.
Length: One size fit all, adjustable from male size 42eu (32 Usa-XS) to 52eu (44Usa-XXL)