Colnago AC-R 105 review

The Colnago AC-R has stunning looks and an undeniable pedigree, but look at the spec sheet and you may wonder if a great frame is enough

Colnago AC-R 105

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Colnago’s legendary expertise shows through on a truly great frame and fork, but we can’t help feeling the bike is hampered slightly by its overall weight and relatively low spec. It certainly looks the part, but when you’re in the saddle it feels just a little underwhelming.

Reasons to buy
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    Beautifully-finished frame

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    Nice attention to detail (if you like white)

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    Peacefully rattle-free

Reasons to avoid
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    Comparatively heavy

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    For the price, the groupset is below par

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You cannot accuse the Colnago AC-R of being an introvert. It’s a vision in white: frame, saddle, bar tape, lever hoods, cables, the list goes on… you’ll also not be in any doubt as to who makes this bike, with Colnago branding on every surface.

It’s a bit of a show-off then, but quite rightly so: Colnago has the reputation of not just being one of Italy’s top brands, but one of the top marques in the world.

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