Colnago Concept, 1986

Colnago Concept, 1986

The new frame represents continuity with the original Colnago Concept project – the first carbon fiber frame, developed by Ernesto Colnago in collaboration with Enzo Ferrari in 1986. The bike had a sensational debut at the Milano bike show that year. The frame was developed with the same engineers who developed Ferrari’s F1 cars. That collaboration worked out very well and helped Ernesto Colnago learn about carbon fiber construction. Back then it was unheard of manufacturers using this exotic composite material to build a bicycle.

The Concept model, which became the template for his future carbon fiber bicycles, was never sold to the public, mostly because the integrated universal gear change made the Colnago Concept just too heavy to market. Photo:

M. Özgür Nevres

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