Colnago Concept Road Frameset
The Concept Road Frameset from highly revered Italian brand Colnago is the culmination of years of development, research and design, and has attracted a great deal of attention from the cycling world not only as Colnago's latest flagship model but as their first foray into elite performance aero road bikes.
Taking the Concept name from Colnago's first production carbon frame, produced in collaboration with Enzo Ferarri in 1986, this latest addition to the race-stable is the pinnacle of the brand's endeavour to make ever faster, ever more efficient, and ever more advanced frames.
With a shape borne in the wind tunnel, the Colnago Concept's intricately laid carbon frame takes the form of truncated airfoil tube profiles, rendering the frame aerodynamically smooth whilst simultaneously providing the rigidity and compliance for which Colnago is famed. Tipping the scales at just 990 grams, the Concept remains trim for a frame optimised for aerodynamics rather than weight. Coupled with a fork, at 400 grams, the frameset offers and delivers on the mantra of pure power and speed by refraining from penalising you with extra heft.
Boasting internal cable routing, promoting clean, aerodynamic lines, the fork is housed almost seamlessly in the headtube. A cut out seat tube offers exquisite looks makes efficiencies on your slipstream's behalf and reduces aerodynamic scrub.
With a sloping top tube housing an integrated and almost invisible seat clamp, the Concept takes a lead from the signature tropes of the Aero Bike genre and elaborates upon them ingeniously.
With ease of maintenance and adjustment a concern central to the design of the Concept, innovation doesn't come at the expense of adaptability. Direct mounted brakes sit in easy to reach places, allowing for mid ride fettling and intricate adjustment. Making use of Colnago's in-house best-of-both-worlds bottom bracket, the shell takes a ThreadFit bottom bracket system and mixes the width and rigidity of a PressFit bottom bracket with practical and replaceable threaded cups, again, improving the lifespan, and maintenance possibilities of this pedigree race frame.
With a straight front fork aerodynamically optimised over 90% of its entire length, the Concept provides a sensational feel whilst minimising buzz and furnishes you with a rake designed to provide light and responsive handling to pick, point and perfect each and every apex.