Colnago C60 Italia, Super Record, Racing 7 Wheels, 54sl (= 58cm) - 2015

Colnago C60 Italia, Super Record, Racing 7 Wheels, 54sl (= 58cm)
$7,797.00
$12,995.00
Color
Special Raw Carbon Weave - Glossy
Size
54 sloping (like 58cm)
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C60 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 and not be completely hidden inside the frame. Star-shaped tubes are a proven design element and have become a signature design element for Colnago frames. It is from this proven design, with the goal of increased frame efficiency without significant sacrifice in comfort or strength, 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.

The most striking difference between the C59 and C60 is the new tube shapes and its matching shaped lugs. The main tubes are shaped in the famous star design of the Master tubes the full length of the tubes, with no round cross section where the tubes meet the lugs. This is a first for Colnago. Lateral stiffness of the entire front triangle will increase. At the same time, the impacting forces during a rough ride will be better distributed, ensure a higher impact resistance.

It may look simple, but achieving the shaping of the head-tube in this way is extremely difficult. Tubes and head tube lugs must be manufactured with paramount precision and tolerance.

As a direct result of this technical improvement, the vertical wall found in the C59 was able to be eliminated, further reducing weight while adding comfort.

This feature, unique to the C59, was a limiting factor in the design and manufacturing process. The full length star tube on the C60, by comparison, allows better control of the wall thickness and lamination of the entire length of the tube.  This is a huge step forward regarding strength, reliability and comfort. 

PLUS
• Stronger
• Laterally stiffer
• Better transfer of impact forces
• No limitation for tube construction


The second major difference between the C59 and the C60 is the new oversized downtube. The new shape of the bottom bracket allows for the use of a much large tube diameter, thus greatly increasing lateral stiffness. With a square section of approximately 66x52mm (the C59 was only about 44mm) this tube represents the largest tube ever produced by Colnago. This increase leads directly to more efficiency, while at the same time reducing weight without sacrificing comfort. 

Like the top tube, the star-shaped profile of the downtube runs the full length of the tube as it enters the lug, better distributing negative forces fromthe road surface. This tube profile improves lateral stiffness and efficiency, reduces weight and increases comfort.

PLUS
• Stronger

• Laterally stiffer
• Lighter
• Increased comfort
• No limitation for tube construction


The C60 does not use a round seattube in conjunction with star tubes and lug technology. This is another first for Colnago. In favor of a round tube shape, the seat tube becomes strongly asymmetric as it reaches and enters the bottom bracket lug.

ìDue to the space required for the front derailleur, it is not possible to exploit the full width of the bottom bracket shell in the seat tube at this juncture. The solution is to use an asymmetric tube, with a width of 30mm on the left side and 21.5mm on the right half of the tube, for a total width of 51.5mm (for comparison, the seat tube of the C59 is only 34.9mm).

To further maximize lateral stiffness and quick response to handling input preferred by Colnago’s professional racers, as well as more dynamic road performance, the C60 continues to use a 31.6mm seatpost. 

Despite the dramatic increase in size, the weight of the C60 seattube is actually lower than that of the C59.  This is the result of uncompromised design, material and construction methods.

PLUS
• Laterally stiffer
• Lighter weight
• Responsive handling
• Dynamic performance


The heart of the new C60 is the bottom bracket. The dimensions of this masterpiece, especially when compared to that of the C59, have been created to ensure the ultimate in lateral stiffness. 

The star-shaped tubing inserts provide more stiffness and a better distribution of stress.  This allows for significantly reduced wall thickness. This particular section of the tubing has required a considerable study of the coupling tolerances, to ensure a coupling of tube (male) and lug (female) at the highest precision and tolerances. 

The system of internal cable routing is now an integral part of bottom bracket junction, forming two structural ribs that add strength to this most critical area of the frame.

PLUS
• Stiffer
• Stronger
• More efficient power transfer
• Integrated cable routing


Another new feature introduced with C60 are the forged, CNC-machined one-piece dropouts. With the C60, Colnago has worked hard to make the connection between the frame and the rear wheel a true masterpiece.

Colnago has always been proponents of aluminum dropouts for strength and reliability.  The new C60 dropouts weigh less than many products made of carbon fiber, but with absolutely incomparable stiffness and strength. The three dimensional design in particular helps the dropout maintain lateral rigidity in even in the most demanding situations.  This increased stiffness will help also in the event of a crash – where the newly designed inbound derailleur hanger will more consistently break rather than the dropout itself.

Colnago has paid attention to the smallest details on the dropouts, such as the milling on the drive-side dropout to cleanly route the cable of the electronic group sets with no interference with the quick release lever during wheel changes.

PLUS
• Lighter

• Stronger
• Laterally stiffer
• More reliable
• Improved replaceable hanger

As with the C59, the C60 will soon also be available in a disc brake version. With the new construction of the C60 Disc, Colnago was able to reduce frame weight by 140gr compared to the C59 Disc.  A small weight revolution! 

The new C60 dropouts and a new co-molded post mount threaded insert on the C60 Disc are both lighter and stiffer than the one-piece brake mount found on the C59 Disc.

The rear fixing bolt of the brake caliper is now attached to a removable insert.  This makes installation and proper adjustment of the rear caliper much simpler.

 

PLUS
• Lighter

• Laterally stiffer
• Easier assembly and adjustment of caliper

Size - Size
Pccs  - Seat tube length (centre to centre)
Ps - Seat tube length (centre to top)
P - Effective seat tube length
Os - Top tube length
O - Top tube length (horizontal)
Sc° - Seat angle
Scs - Seat cluster offset
C - Chainstay length
A - Front centre
Hs - Height head tube

SLOPING

Size

Ps

Os

Pccs

Scs

Sc°

A

C

Hs

 

P

O

 

Stack

Reach

42s

420

495

395

99

75.49°

580

397

122

 

510

510

 

516

376

45s

450

505

425

108

75.14°

582

399

125

 

515

519

 

524

380

48s

480

520

455

121

74.58°

584

402

127

 

520

530

 

528

383

50s

500

528

475

131

74°

589

405

145

 

540

540

 

547

383

52s

520

538

495

141

73.57°

593

407

163

 

560

550

 

565

384

54s

540

550

515

151

72.83°

596

409

179

 

580

565

 

582

385

56s

560

568

525

156

72.75°

606

412

187

 

600

580

 

591

396

58s

580

578

540

160

72.75°

614

413

204

 

620

590

 

608

401

60s

600

585

554

164

72.75°

649

414

225

 

640

598

 

628

403

Specs

Frame C60 Carbon - Redisigned for 2015 - Wider/Stiffer BB, Lighter
Groupset Campagnolo Super Record
Wheelset Fulcrum Racing 7
Handlebars Colnago HB 01 Full Carbon
Stem Colnago ST 02
Saddle Colnago SLR
Seat Post Colnago Full Carbon

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Part Numbers

Option MPN Store SKU
Special Raw Carbon Weave - Glossy / 54 sloping (like 58cm) ECC012 22138

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