Colnago reveals details of new £2,200 'entry-level' road bike

Colnago C-RS to be available form October with prices starting from £2,199.95

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If you've got your heart set on a Colnago as your next bike but don't have the deep pockets to splash out on a top-end V1-R or C60, then the Italian brand has a new "entry-level" model out with a slightly more palatable price tag.

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Ok, so with a starting price of £2,199.95, the new Colnago C-RS might not quite fit everyone's definition of entry-level, but seems to slot nicely into the bottom of Colnago's range with a number of features drawn from the company's more expensive offerings.

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This red colour scheme is our favourite of the four paintjobs on offer

The bike is designed for people who want one machine suitable for all sorts of riding, so it has a 27.2mm seatpost and enough clearance for wider tyres in order to improve comfort, and a long wheelbase and tall head tube for smoother handling and a more relaxed position, but also comes with a wider PressFit bottom bracket and boxy chainstays for higher stiffness and (hopefully) better acceleration.

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Available from October, the Colnago C-RS will be available in three different builds, two with complete Shimano 105 and Shimano Ultegra builds, and a third bridging the gap between those two. There will also be four different paintjobs to choose from

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.