As promised earlier this week, Colnago officially unveiled its special edition Ottanta5 road bike today, commentating the 85th birthday of the brand’s patriarch himself – Ernesto Colnago.
As predicted, the Ottanta5 is based on Colnago’s flagship C60 frameset, albeit with a special hand-painted silver metallic finish, along with arabesque decorated lugs that harken back to the ones that were first used by the iconic Italian brand when it was founded in 1954.
In addition, the usual Colnago logos have been swapped in favor of Ernesto’s signature and the Ottanta5 script.
Not surprisingly, the Ottanta5 comes adorned with Campagnolo’s Super Record EPS electronic groupset, along with the equally iconic Italian brand’s Bora Ultra 50 wheels.
Additionally, Colnago has seen fit to equip the Ottanta5 with its own signature handlebars, stem and Vittoria Corsa tires.
You better act quick and have some serious lira set aside, as the Ottanta5 has been limited to just 85 pieces, along with a whopping price tag of $12,500!
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Ernesto Colnago has reached the milestone of eighty-five years. From this immense joy and excitement comes a bike, yet another masterpiece from a lifetime of inventing and creating bicycles. It’s called Ottanta5 – a custom-made jewel built around the C60, a unique and inimitable bike frame, handmade one by one.
The Ottanta5 is constructed of the highest quality carbon fiber, with star-shaped tubes and lugs – a proven design element tested over the years, beginning with the Master. The C60 has bigger tubes with thinner walls, and the same thing can be said about the lugs – they are larger and stiffer, designed with the same shape present on the tubes. In summary, this gives the C60 incredible stiffness and torsional rigidity without adding weight. The lightweight alloy rear dropouts, completely redesigned for the C60, also reduce weight and provide greater lateral stiffness.
The frame is available in 19 sizes – an unparalleled amount.Even the paint is done by hand – airbrushed in a gloss-silver color with arabesque decorations.
The logo on the head tube and seat tube is the first Colnago logo created in 1954. Ottanta5 will be available in a limited edition of only 85 pieces.
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