As a follow up to our article from earlier this week regarding Colnago’s launch of their new C60, the Italian marque officially unveiled it’s new road bike in Viareggio, Italy today. We’ll let Colnago and the images do the talking from here. 😉
The ultimate goal is to improve the bicycle: to make it more efficient, with less rider fatigue and no sacrifice in strength or reliability. The design must be striking. From a marketing standpoint, the frame’s characteristics and technical advantages must stand out and not be completely hidden inside the frame. Star-shaped tubes are a proven design element and have become a signature design element for Colnago frames. It is from this proven design, with the goal of increased frame efficiency without significant sacrifice in comfort or strength, with which the Colnago C60 was born.
In the C60 various cross sections of tubes have increased volume, thinner walls and drastic tube profiles. No attention to detail was spared. The rear dropouts have been completely redesigned for reduced weight and increased lateral stiffness. Even the water bottle mounts were redesigned to reduce weight while maximizing strength.
HEADTUBE The most striking difference between the C59 and C60 is the new tube shapes and its matching shaped lugs.
DOWNTUBE The second major difference between the C59 and the C60 is the new oversized downtube.
SEATTUBE In favor of a round tube shape, the seat tube becomes strongly asymmetric as it reaches and enters the bottom bracket lug.
BOTTOM BRACKET LUG The heart of the new C60 is the bottom bracket. The dimensions of this masterpiece, especially when compared to that of the C59, have been created to ensure the ultimate in lateral stiffness.
ONE PIECE DROPOUTS Another new feature introduced with C60 are the forged, CNC-machined one-piece dropouts. With the C60, Colnago has worked hard to make the connection between the frame and the rear wheel a true masterpiece.
DISC BRAKE As with the C59, the C60 will soon also be available in a disc brake version. With the new construction of the C60 Disc, Colnago was able to reduce frame weight by 140gr compared to the C59 Disc. A small weight revolution!
FRAME GEOMETRY Sizes and specifications help you to choose the correct frame.
PAINTING Colnago C60 frames painting, hand made in Italy one by one, every frame is unique!
UCI APPROVED This frame is approved by the International Cycling Union and therefore used in all races recognized by the UCI.
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