Dura-Ace History

Dura-Ace is the admiral ship of Shimano, the Japanese (now multinational) manufacturer of cycling components (and some other things like fishing tackle and rowing equipment). Here is a brief history of Dura-ace.

BMC impec 2013

“Handmade by machines” is the slogan of BMC impec 2013. BMC defining their goal as “zero error”. And the result is really an impressive machine. You can see and feel the perfect quality of every detail.

Colnago M10 S 2013

Colnago M10 S shares the top spot of the Colnago range together with the C59 Italia. The M10S shares the same geometry with the C59 Italia, substituting the lugged joints and tubes for a one-piece monocoque. The result is the most powerful and lightest Colnago frame. Thanks to increased bot­tom bracket size, the 2013 M10 …

Colnago C59 Disc

Colnago C59 Disc (C for “Colnago”, and 59 for 59th anniversary of the Colnago frames) is the first road bike with disc brakes. Personally, I don’t think it is necessary for a road bike has disc brakes. But Colnago claims disc brakes are the way of the future, a generational improvement bound to evolve the …

Colnago C59 Italia

Colnago’s 2013 showcase pieces are quite impressive. The admiral ship of the Colnago road bike series is Colnago C59 Italia. In 2012 Tour de France, the frame won the King of The Mountains’ Polka dot jersey with Thomas Voeckler of Team Europcar. The C59 Italia is the pin­na­cle of the 2013 Colnago range. C for …