Colnago has just announced an addition to its range with the CX-1, the company?s new top of the range race-orientated monocoque frame.

The frame will run alongside the Extreme C and Power and is part of the Colnago Revolution development project. New developments include using Finite Element Analysis has optimised the lay up of the carbon fibre in key areas as well influence the tube shaping. Having previously been shunned by Ernesto Colnago as a fad, the CX-1 has a new internal headset up front.

The monocoque frame is built with a monocoque front triangle and an assembled rear triangle, being first sourced in Taiwan with final assembly taking place in Italy.

Price is around £2,499.95 and availability is provisionally for October this year.

More in-depth details will appear in Tech Talk in Cycling Weekly magazine in the next few weeks.

Colnago CX-1 2009,