Colnago – History. Passion. Folklore.
It all started with the cutting down of a Mulberry tree by Ernesto Colnago’s father back in 1952. Little did Mr Colnago Senior know that what his son would make on the bench he fashioned from that tree. Or that it would make cycling history!
More than 60 years later, the Colnago name is synonymous with cycling folklore. Multiple classic and Grand Tour wins coupled with a heritage unrivalled by any other in the cycling world. The company that Ernesto Colnago founded is one of the most revered in world cycling.
The Colnago C60 Tricolore is a work of art on two wheels which combines the class and style of one of the most famous Italian brands in the world. The great technology of a frame that can not be compared with any other. The name evokes the tricolor national flag. Indicating that the product is completely designed and manufactured in Italy.
Cranc Cyclesport are proud to be a main dealer for the complete Colnago range and can supply frame only or complete custom builds.
The new V2-r is the top-of-the-line carbon fiber monocoque frame from Colnago. Designed to ensure lightness, rigidity and aerodynamics, the result is a high-quality bicycle capable of handling all terrain. It is based on the V1-r, but it boasts some details that dramatically improve its performance. The weight remains unchanged from the V1-r at 835 grams for a medium sized frame, and the same grade and construction of carbon fiber was also used. The lateral rigidity of the bottom-bracket increased by 13%, and by 4% at the headtube – making the V2-r even more rigid and brilliant during acceleration. From an aesthetic point of view, the integrated seat clamp is a feature which gives the frame cleaner lines, and the toptube/headtube junction has also been redesigned. Cable-routing is internal and central – through the top of the toptube in the same manner as on the Concept. Both brakes are direct-mount, with the rear located at the top of the rear triangle. The V2-r also has clearance for up to 28c tires.
The C-RS is the new entry-level carbon frame from Colnago. Its monocoque design was conceived in full respect of the Colnago philosophy. Gained from over sixty years of experience designing the most successful bikes in the world. It can boast of cutting-edge technical solutions and the latest designs. The C-RS was created to meet the demands of cyclists looking for a high quality product without compromise. Internal cable-routing, and other features, easily stack up aesthetically against higher-end products.
The ultimate goal is to improve the bicycle. To make it more efficient, with less rider fatigue and no sacrifice in strength or reliability. The design must be striking. From a marketing standpoint, the frame’s characteristics and technical advantages must stand out. Important also not to be completely hidden inside the frame. Star-shaped tubes are a proven design element and have become a signature design element. It is from this proven design, with the goal of increased frame efficiency with which the Colnago C60 was born.
In the C60 various cross sections of tubes have increased volume, thinner walls and drastic tube profiles. No attention to detail was spared. The rear dropouts have been completely redesigned for reduced weight and increased lateral stiffness. Even the water bottle mounts were redesigned to reduce weight while maximizing strength.