The Colnago Master X-Light is, in many ways, the definitive Colnago frameset. It's a lugged, plated, painted steel bike with the distinctive fork, tube shapes, and paint that placed it apart from the pack. It first appeared thirty years ago built and painted, as always, by hand in Italy.
The frameset is exactly where it has always appeared in the Colnago lineup. The tubing, DT15V steel, is identical to the tubing they used before. When the bike was built last, it was with a tubeset that was a joint effort between Columbus and Colnago. Columbus isn't making the tubes anymore, so Colnago tracked down the guy who drew the tubes, brought him the dies, and he produced them for Colnago. So you get the same mix of star-shaped and round tubes. They are joined by the same lugs. The straight-blade Precisa fork, revolutionary when it first appeared. And so is the chrome-plating, and the luxurious, detailed paint. Even with all this going on, the frame is a relatively svelte 1400g.
The big deal with all the pieces is how they work together with the geometry for an incredible ride. The straight blade fork is precise and compliant thanks to the rake and internal tapering. The star-shaped tubes resist the torsional forces of pedaling and the round stays keep the bike comfortable. The ride is fast, stable, and comfortable. Great for riding long, great for riding hard, great for riding long and hard. If you ever wonder what the DNA of a Colnago ride is, ride this bike, and you'll know it.
And the paint scheme! The paint applied over the chrome is the acme of Colnago's fascination with fun and funky detailing. Fades, bright contrasts, intricate graphics, its all here.
The frameset sports the same 1" steerer tube, though this time with a threadless steerer. Italian-threaded bottom bracket. 27.2mm seat tube diameter. Room for 25mm tires. Two bottle braze-ons. Plated braze-on front derailleur tab. Integrated seat clamp with pin included. Vertical dropouts.
The Colnago Master X-Light frameset is the extra light bike of yore, 30 years young. Its ride is now as it was then, a joy like no other.
The Colnago Master X is built in sizes from 49 to 65cm in 1 cm increments and in seven colors. We Currently have a 57cm frame in the white, PR99 color scheme in stock. For more information please contact the Colnago experts of Lakeside Bicycles by phone (W-F 10-7, Sat 10-6, or Sun 12-5) at 503-699-8665 or via e-mail at Info@Lakeside-Bikes.com
Along with the C68 frame, Colnago is introducing a dedicated handlebar/stem, the new CC.01. Typically integrated handlebars/stems are built using several pieces of carbon which are then glued together. The CC.01 is made of a single, monocoque piece of carbon resulting in improved strength and reduced weight.
The CC.01 has a relatively long reach, a compact drop, and a decent flare, but no outsweep. The stem angle is 84 degrees. The wider base at the drops improves bike control on descents, while simultaneously addressing the modern demand for narrower bars at the hoods for improved aerodynamics.
The width at the hoods is reduced by 1cm compared to more traditional bars. The increasing the reach from the more traditional 75mm on compact bars, to 80mm creates a more "into the bike" position on descents and a larger flat surface behind the hoods for increased comfort. The Colnago CC.01 is designed for modern wireless and wired electronic groupsets while maintaining compatibility with external routing and rim brakes.
Why go through the bother of developing a new handlebar? Several reasons:
- The Colnago CC.01 handlebar is lighter than typical integrated bar/stems optimized for internal wiring (310g for the 110/410)
- The minimal painting look has been chosen for reduced weight: the handlebar will be available in a single color version with glossy black grahpics on a matt black finish.
- The CC.01 has been aerodynamically optimized.
- The Colnago CC.01 is backwards compatible with the C64 and VSRs models, both rim and disc, mechanical and electronic.
The Colnago CC.01 will have a dedicated computer mount with a "GoPro style" bayonet and two different lengs to support campatibility with Garmin, Wahoo, Bryton, and Hammerhead.
The handlebar kit is completed by the dedicated spacer kit, the steering cap containg a bespoke multitool, and an optional cap which will allow adjustment of the fork height prior to cutting.
Furthermore, for a perfect match and lower drag, the cockpit is also offered with a 3D-printed cyclo-computer support, compatible with the Wahoo Bolt V2 (with more compatibilities yet to come). On top of the astonishing and clean aesthetics the new mount improves aerodynamics by (!) 0.75 W* of savings at 50 km/h, which is pretty impressive considering the small frontal area involved.
For more information, contact the Colnago fanatacis of Lakeside Bicycles by phone (503-699-8665 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun) or email at Info@Lakeside-Bikes.com
*WAD = Weighted Average Drag (i.e. the sum of power at different yaw angles, weighted by the probability of encountering those speceific conditions)
Since the debut of the C40, Colnago’s C-series frames have combined history and technology along with a soupcon of passion and guts. The C60 is no exception.
Ernesto Colnago decided: It must be stiffer, and lighter, but also must retain the company’s iconic Master star-shaped tubes. It must be built for longevity, and that ride quality must be the primary goal. It must be fast, but there is no need to eek every ounce of performance at the expense of style. “An emotional bike, with soul,” Ernesto says. Italian soul manifested in a technological tour de force.
Like all 'C' models, the C60 was built in Colnago’s Cambiago, Italy, facility, across the street from the home of Ernesto Colnago and painted at Colnago's facility in Tuscany. The company’s premier frames, including the steel Master x Lite and the C-series, are still “fatto in Italia."
The C60 retained the C59's Master star shaped, lugged tubes, is 140 grams lighter and a lot stiffer. Similarities end there. Compared with the C59, everything is bigger, wider, and stiffer.
Lakeside Bicycles currently has one C60 in stock, a 55cm standard geometry frame in the MHCF color. Guaranteed to accept a 25mm tire (though, when pressed, Colnago admitted that most 28mm tires will fit as well.) Warranty is three years if registered within 11 days of purchase or 2 years otherwise. The frame is complete with matching fork, seatpost and headset. If you have any questions, please contact the Colnago experts of Lakeside Bicycles by phone (W-F 10-7, Sat 10-6, or Sun 12-5) at 503-699-8665 or via e-mail at Info@Lakeside-Bikes.com.
For those unfamiliar with the C64’s lineage, the C-series is a handmade carbon bicycle dynasty. It’s iconic for its crimped tube shapes and carbon lugs yet harks back to the stylish looks of classic steel builders. All C-bikes have always been available in custom geometry, and they’ve been at the forefront when it comes to technology, too.
While some have complained that the C64 looks very similar to its predecessor, a major visual change is in the seat tube and seatpost. Where the C60 used a lug to join the top tube, seat tube and seatstays, the C64’s lug and seat tube are moulded as a single piece. It means the frame is a little more like a monocoque carbon frame and can use the same aerodynamically shaped seatpost as Colnago’s V2-R.
One of the biggest changes is a very simple one. Where the C60 struggled to fit 25mm tyres, the C64 boasts clearance of at least 28mm.
In a polls of professional riders taken every year since the introduction of the C40 in 1994, when asked what bike they would most prefer to ride the overwhelming choice has been the Colnago C-frame.
For more information please contact the Colnago experts of Lakeside Bicycles by phone (W-F 10-7, Sat 10-6 or Sun 12-5) at 503-699-8665 or via e-mail at Info@Lakeside-Bikes.com. One final note: The BDBL 54s frame listed here is a 2019 model and is the only frame we have available.
Colnago has a number of top-tier carbon fibre race bikes in its line-up. There’s the Italian-made lugged-construction C64, the latest in the iconic C-series. There’s the Concept, the company’s answer to an aero racer. And there’s the V series, an all-round racer that uses a monocoque construction method (like almost every other carbon race bike at the pro level, excluding the C64).
It’s the last of these that Colnago has just updated to the company’s highest stiffness-to-weight ratio bike. The V3Rs and V3Rs Disc replace the V2r, a bike that has commonly been the pick for UAE Team Emirates and the now-defunct Wiggle-High5 women’s race team. And like a scene out of The Walking Dead, the V3r joins a long line of similar-looking, do-it-all, lightweight, stiff, compliant and semi-aero race bikes each of which is hungry for your attention.
What’s new? Just as we’ve seen with Wilier, Scott and Cannondale, the V3Rs offers stealthy cable integration, dropped seatstays, increased tyre clearance and an overhauled geometry. And while the hefty cable integration is kept for the disc-brake version, there is a direct-mount rim brake version, as well.
The Colnago V3rs Somewhat simpler, the rim brake version offers direct-mount brakes and brake cable routing that’s not guided through the stem or headtube. Compared to the V2-r, the new frame is stiffer by 12% at the rear and 6% at the front, all while dropping some 50g of frame weight. A raw, unpainted, 52cm disc-version of the V3Rs weighed in at 790g, with an uncut fork at 390g.
However, at a guess, the cable integration found in the disc-version will add back any weight saved. And while Colnago hasn’t said by how much, the new frame is apparently more compliant, too. Part of that may be the overhauled carbon layup, or dropped seatstays allowing more seat tube flex. Another reason may be the new headset that offers surrounding composite material designed to aid in compliance — a feature borrowed from Colnago’s Concept and C64 bikes.
Colnago V3rs The geometry has been overhauled, but it remains race-orientated. Much like the new Scott Addict, the V3r is optimised for 28c tyres (it can apparently squeeze in 30c, although Colnago’s own literature says otherwise), and the geometry and fork have been revamped to retain a race bike fit and feel. For this, the bottom bracket has been lowered and the fork length increased, matched with a shorter head tube. With a sloping geometry, the stack and reach figures are now more linear across the eight frame sizes, as well.
While Colnago has made no specific claims about the aerodynamic performance of the V3Rs, it’s clear that with an integrated cockpit, dropped seatstays and seemingly truncated tube shapes, it’ll be faster than its predecessor. That fully integrated cabling is exclusive to the disc-version, and uses Colnago’s own stem and a special threaded fork steerer tube to route both the hydraulic hoses and electronic shift wires through the stem and directly into the head tube. Colnago has reworked the integrated seat post binder, too, said to be smaller and more secure than what’s found in the V2r and C64. It holds Colnago’s own version of a D-shaped seatpost.
The Colnago V3Rs is available in 8 sloping sizes and 9 colors. For more information we can be reached at 503-699-8665 or info@Lakeside-Bikes.com
Colnago is pleased to present its first bicycle designed to go on any surface, from smooth asphalt to light offroad.
Ride longer, ride further - even when the tarmac ends Compared to the C68 Road, the C68 Allroad has a shorter reach and a higher stack. The rider’s upper body stays in a more upright position and their arms are less stretched out. This takes some weight off the hands and puts more on the saddle resulting in a more comfortable ride, especially on rough surfaces or during long rides.
The C68 Allroad has greater tire clearance than the Road model, up to 35mm. Furthermore, to improve the performance on bumpy surfaces, the shape of the down tube is slightly different from the road version, and the chainstays and the seatstays are reinforced. The result is the same superior ride feeling as the C68 Road, but enhanced for bigger adventures: you can ride on many different surfaces, i.e. dirt roads and uneven paths.
Proudly Made in Italy Colnago bikes are not meant to be ordinary. Following the tradition of the Colnago C Series, the C68 Allroad is true to it's underlaying DNA, composed of several modular parts assembled together by the hands. Some of the joints are left visible, while others have been masked with a complex process of bandaging. The result is a visually seamless frame, with slightly proud head tube and seat cluster. The C68 Allroad, like every C Series Colnago, is dedicated to all those who are able to appreciate the fine art of crafting bicycles.
Designed to work with the Colnago CC.10 Inegreated Handlebar, The Colnago C68 Allroad is available in two colors (HABG and HADK) and six sloping sizes for electronic gruppos and disc wheels only. For more information, please click this link or call or write the Colnago aficionados of Lakeside Bicycles by phone (503-699-8665 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, or 12-5 Sun) or by email at Info@Lakeside-Bikes.com
Introducing the C68
Of the entire Colnago range the model which revolutionizes the concept of 'handmade in Italy', while its DNA and the concept of multiple parts is maintained. In the future the C68 will be available in three versions: Road, Allroad, and Gravel all of which will share the same, totally new soul based on performance while also maximizing rider enjoyment. Clean design, integration and modernity are at the core of the project.
The C68 Road will also be availble in a limited edition version employing 3D printed titanium parts intended for an even more exclusive and technologically-oriented audience. We are even hoping someday ("Someday" in Italian translates losely as "Maybe two years, maybe never") to realize the option of a "made-to-measure" frame: the widest range of choices and customization options in the Colnago world.
For more information about the C68 including a link to a detailed technical discussion CLICK HERE, other wise feel free to contact the Colnago experts of Lakeside Bicycles by phone at 503-699-8665 or via email at info@Lakeside-Bikes.com .