Colnago Classic series contain two iconic steel frames: the Master and the Arabesque. When these two classics were born in the 1980s, Colnago Master featured the star-shaped tubes that would become a signature of Colnago, and tame lug shaping. The Arabesque was like Master’s counter-thesis: it had more conventionally shaped tubes, but lugs with significantly more flourish. Today, the Master has barely changed from its roots, but the Arabesque has a different story.
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Ernesto Colnago celebrates his 85th birthday with a special edition bike: Ottanta5. Ottanta means “eighty” in Italian, so the meaning of the bike is “85”. The bike will be available in a limited edition of only 85 pieces.
The bike is handmade in Italy, as a special edition Colnago should be.
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Colnago, the legendary Italian bike manufacturer has announced its first proper aero bike, named “Colnago Concept”. The new bike’s motto is “the combination of pure power and speed”.
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In 1972, On 25 October, Eddy Merckx set the Hour Record, after a great season: he started the year winning “la primavera”, Milan-San Remo, the first classic of the cycling season. He then won Liège-Bastogne-Liège, one of the five “monuments”(1), the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France (both general classification and points classification), and another monument, Giro di Lombardia (currently “Il Lombardia”) as well as many other races.
Then he attacked the Hour Record.
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This year there’s no Colnago-Ferrri road bike, instead, there’s a 27.5” mountain bike: Colnago for Ferrari CF12. The bike built on a carbon monocoque frame with Shimano XT drivetrain and wheels, and Geax AKA 27.5” tires.
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Colnago is celebrating 60 years of frame production with a special bike, as usual. The new C60 limited edition is based on the chassis of Colnago C60, with some changes. The most obvious modifications are the graphics and paint job, and the titanium plaque with the serial number of each bike.
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Two historic cycling icons present their latest extreme performance solutions for the road: In a collaboration with Ferrari, Colnago presents the V1-r, Colnago’s first ever aero frame, with the all new evolved Campagnolo Super Record 11+ groupset and Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 wheels. There’s also an option with disk-brakes.
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Colnago has released its new model, C60. It is lighter, stiffer, and still respects the Italian brand’s history: the Colnago C60 retain the company’s famous Master star-shaped tubes, a shape that has become synonymous with the Colnago.
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Colnago C35 is not only an artwork, it is also a milestone in history of the cycling technology. It was produced in 1989, as a commemorative model created in celebration of Colnago’s 35th anniversary. Developed from the work with Ferrari Engineering, it was one of the first frames to be manufactured using a carbon fiber composite, and was equipped out with a gold-plated Campagnolo Super Record groupset.
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I’ve inspired by GCN’s video titled “Top 10 iconic road bikes in racing history” while writing this post. I made some changes, excluded some of Daniel Lloyd’s choices, and extended the list by including a few bikes.
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