Colnago worked with Ferrari on the original carbon fibre bike frames, so nobody has greater experience than Colnago in designing and building light, high-quality carbon frames. All carbon frames are not the same, and with the Colnago CX-1, you’re looking at a frame alone that retails for £2500. If you shop around you can find the CX-1 frame discounted to around £2000 but that’s as good as it gets. No compromises made by this Colnago CX-1 build with the group-set either.
https://www.colnago.com/en/bikes/c64/ The C64 frame is fully made in Italy and is the result of more than 2 years of research, It represents the continuity of the history of a company that has collected successes and innovations for more than 60 years. It weighs in at 270 grams lighter than the C60.
Ferrari’s Cavallino, or prancing horse, logo is applied to each frame to recognise the company’s collaboration with Colnago, which instructed the frame’s carbon quality. Colnago has majored on classic looks while creating its road aero frameset, with subtle Kamm-tail tube shapes that look more round than aero in profile. Even the head tube looks relatively slim, compared with the aero competition. The chainstays aren’t asymmetric, there’s a wide bottom bracket shell, and all cabling is routed internally from neat interchangeable ports in the head tube. The complete bike looks unfussy and purposeful.
The V1-R may be the first monocoque frame in Colnago's stable that's light enough to hold its own with other top-end monocoque framesets. We weighed a 54cm frame with seat collar and headset at 1,080g, which puts it squarely on the average mark of the other Italian monocoque frames you'll see in the pro peloton. In fact, losing weight is something of a theme for the V1-R. It drops a claimed 150 grams compared to its predecessor, the Colnago M10. In addition to refined tube shaping and the world's best carbon fiber, small details like carbon rear dropouts and direct-mount brakes no doubt contribute by eliminating unnecessary hardware.
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