About Colnago C60 Disc Di2 Frameset - RSWH
After many long months of anticipation and rumour the Colnago C60 Disc is here. The next generation carbon frame masterpiece has been released to the world. A new standard of excellence has been set by Ernesto Colnago, leaving a benchmark standard for others to attempt to equal.
The ultimate goal was the daunting task of improving the superb C59 frameset: to make it more efficient, with less rider fatigue and without any loss of strength or reliability.
The design had to be striking. The frame’s technical advantages had to stand out and not be completely hidden inside the frame. To achieve this Colnago developed the patented ThreadFit 82.5 bottom bracket featuring a unique precision engineered steel sleeve for ultimate reliability & strength. As a result of the increased bottom bracket size the frame tube cross sections have increased volume, thinner walls and drastic profiles. Star-shaped tubes are a proven design element and are now complemented by the introduction of start shaped lugs. The rear drop-outs have been completely redesigned for reduced weight and increased lateral stiffness. Even the water bottle mounts were redesigned to reduce weight while maximising strength.
The Colnago C60 is built in Italy as is the C59, but in a break from tradition the C60 is available in Sloping sizes only until later in the year. Traditional sizes are expected to start shipping from Colnago's Italian production centre in September 2014.
The most striking difference between the C59 and C60 is the new star shaped tube shapes and matching star shaped lugs.
The heart of the new C60 is the patented ThreadFit 82.5 bottom bracket. The dimensions are huge, especially when compared to that of the C59. The design ensures phenomonal lateral stiffness.
Another major difference between the C59 and the C60 is the new oversized downtube. The patented ThreadFit 82.5 bottom bracket allows the use of much larger tubing,
The oversize seat tube becomes strongly asymmetric as it reaches and enters the bottom bracket lug.
ONE PIECE DROPOUTS
Another new feature introduced with C60 are the forged CNC-machined one-piece dropouts. Colnago has worked hard to make the connection between the frame and the rear wheel on the C60 as direct as possible.
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 140g compared to the C59 Disc.
This frame is approved by the International Cycling Union and can be used in all races recognised by the UCI.
Colnago C60 frames painting, individually spraypainted in Italy one by one; every frame is unique!
More About The Manufacturer Colnago
Colnago Ernesto & C. S.r.l. or Colnago is a manufacturer of high-end road-racing bicycles founded by Ernesto Colnago in 1954 near Milano in Cambiago, Italy. Instead of following his family's farming business, Ernesto Colnago chose to work in the cycle trade, apprenticing first with Gloria Bicycles at 13, subsequently taking up road racing. After a bad crash ended his racing career, he began subcontracting for Gloria, opened his own shop (1954) and built his first frames the same year. Much in demand as a racing mechanic, he was second mechanic on the Nivea team Giro d'Italia under Faliero Masi in 1955, eventually being employed as head mechanic for the Molteni team of Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx.
The company first became known for high quality steel framed bicycles, and later as one of the more creative cycling manufacturers responsible for innovations in design and experimentation with new and diverse materials including carbon fiber, now a mainstay of modern bicycle construction.