About Colnago K.One Frameset
The new Colnago K.One represents pure performance – pushing the limits of speed.
The K.One is the fastest Colnago frame for cycling at speeds above 50 km / h. The frame was developed in the wind tunnel, building on the information gained during the development of the Concept, Colnago’s aero road frame. The K.One offers total aerodynamic integration, adjustment, and customization thanks to solutions designed to facilitate ease of set-up and precision bike-fit.
Braking System - The front brake is located at the top of the fork, covered by an aerodynamic and flexible cover that allows easy access for assembly and maintenance. Therefore, efficiency and braking power are enhanced with lightness and aerodynamics.
Water System - The bottle-cage and bottle integrate seamlessly with the shape of the downtube. This synergy allows you to achieve significant benefits thanks to the increased surface area that maximizes the aerodynamics surrounding this area of the frame.
Geometry - The K.One’s geometry has been developed to provide rideability and stability at high speeds. Adjustments allow you to find a wide range of positions to find the perfect fit.
Bottom Bracket - The K.One’s bottom bracket is based on the press-fit standard – with bearings pressed directly into the bottom bracket shell. This solution optimizes the size of this part of the frame, thus increasing its rigidity and flexural strength.
Control Panel - A window on the toptube allows you to easily integrate and access the electronic control unit for charging. The frame thus maintains a very clean look, and benefits as well from this additional aerodynamic design feature.
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.