Colnago is debuting the latest variant of its C68 road bike called the Allroad, blurring the line between the tarmac and gravel with a more relaxed geometry, alongside greater clearance.
“Compared to the C68 Road, the C68 Allroad puts riders in a more upright position with their arms less stretched out. This takes some weight off the hands and puts more on the saddle. This results in an increase in comfort, especially on rough surfaces or during long rides,” says Colnago.
With goal of creating a more relaxed geometry, the Allroad features significantly more stack and less reach across all sizes, while the fork and rear triangle dimensions have been widened in order to accommodate tires up to 35mm. Colnago also points out, the down tube has been treated to a more octagonal shape, along with revised chainstays and seatstays for both added strength and better compliance.
“To improve the performance on bumpy surfaces, the shape of the down tube is slightly different from the road version, and the chainstays and the seatstays are reinforced,” explains Colnago.
However, the overall design of the new Allroad sticks with Colnago’s modular frame construction, rather than being a monocoque design.
“Some of the joints are left visible, while others have been masked with a complex process of bandaging,” says Colnago. “The result is an essentially seamless frame, with a delicate stand out of the head tube and seat cluster.”
“The pursuit of beauty is what drives us to ride our bikes, to lose ourselves in the streets outside the city, to seek out new routes and new landscapes. Beauty is also the emotion we seek in every single product we make. A bicycle, for us, is a work of art. We take care of its proportions, details, materials and construction processes, and the C68 is the epitome of this concept. The C68 Allroad is a hymn to this constant search for beauty. A quest that never stops, not even when the asphalt ends,” muses Colnago.
The C68 Allroad equipped with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, Shimano C50 wheels, Colnago’s own CC.01 integrated handlebar, a Prologo Scratch M5 CPC saddle and Pirelli P Zero Race TLR 700x30mm tires is priced at €15,335, while the following groupsets and wheel options are also available.
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