The Caterina is designed with ultra-light yet super strong Magnesium tubing and Zinn custom extra short cranks. With a lightweight, responsive bike that fits perfectly, you’ll be tearing up the Cyclocross circuits better than you can imagine. Magnesium is famous for it’s ability to dampen vibrations before they reach your joints, so you can see that Magnesium is the ultimate material for cyclocross bikes. With cranks as short as 130mm and Lennard Zinn’s famous frame designs, we can make the perfect bike for even the smallest women. When you buy a Zinn bicycle, you expect that legendary Zinn performance combining stability and nimbleness with a perfect custom fit. What will surprise you about our magnesium bikes is their incredibly smooth, forgiving, comfortable ride, even on rough asphalt or dirt roads. Yet the torsional and lateral stiffness and low weight of our oversized and elegantly-shaped tubes means that the bike leaps forward with your every pedal stroke. Magnesium is 2/3 the weight per unit volume of aluminum, less than half that of titanium and under a quarter that of steel. The AZ61 (Mg-6Al-1Zn) magnesium alloy we use combines low density with high strength and superb vibration-damping characteristics. That means, when mated with a full-carbon fork, you get a comfortable, responsive, and long-lasting machine. It’s beauty and perfect fit to your body round it out to make the perfect bike.
Zinn Cycles and the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine team up to offer you the world’s best bike fit. Lennard Zinn has been making great-fitting and performing custom bicycles for over 30 years (since 1981). Dr. Andy Pruitt is renowned as the world’s best bike fitter, and has been fitting professional athletes on their bikes for years. Together they form a partnership unequaled in the bicycle business to provide you with the very best fit and comfort available on a bicycle – and on a Zinn bicycle that performs like no other. You will never regret having allowed Andy Pruitt and his team at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine to work their magic with you and your Zinn bike, and it only adds $700 to the price of the bike. You’ll discover the comfort and efficiency that until now only was only available to top professional cyclists. Click here for more information on the Ultimate Bicycle Fit with Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and Lennard Zinn.