Colnago has long had a reputation for pushing the boundaries of bike design, with the iconic Colnago C40 being the first carbon frame capable of winning on the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix and the Alpine cols. Now the Italian company says that it is trying to “solidify its place in history” with a new project: the Colnago Concept.
The Concept name is actually the same that was given to the project to create the Colnago’s first carbon-fibre frame (which eventually led to the C40) back in 1986. However, the 2017 Colnago Concept does not seem quite as revolutionary as its namesake.
For the most part the bike has many of the same features that we’ve seen on aero bikes for a couple of years now. For example, the cabling for the front and rear derailleurs is routed into the down tube just being the head tube in a manner reminiscent of the Scott Foil, while the direct mount rear brakes are built into the seatstays in a similar way to what you see on the Cervelo S5.
However that’s not to say that it won’t be fast, and the cut out seat tube, deep section down tube, and aerodynamic seatpost certainly make it look very quick indeed.
UK prices, availability, and builds are yet to be announced.