2016 Colnago 52 cm V1.r
Colnago needs as little introduction in the bicycle world as Ferrari does in automotive circles, so it’s fitting that the two Italian legends have once more collaborated, just as they did to create the first carbon Colnago frames in the mid-1980s. Enzo Ferrari may no longer be alive to see the V1-r bear his company’s legendary Cavallino Rampante (prancing horse) and Ernesto Colnago, now 83, may no longer be on the workshop floor as he would have been back then, but the powerful influence of both men lives strong, and it’s a bit of that magic I was hoping to find rekindled at the heart of this latest creation.
With its enviable heritage, Colnago has never seen the need to entice potential customers with hi-tech claims or reams of performance statistics – but times are changing. Not only has competition grown fierce in the marketplace, so too the pro teams (Colnago sponsors Team Europcar) are increasingly demanding those all-important marginal gains, and I believe the V1-r is Colnago’s response. It was launched at almost the same moment as its latest flagship C60 last autumn, and it feels as if the two bikes are designed to fulfil different needs. The C60 is pure Colnago, in the best traditions of the brand, while the V1-r is made to compete against the army of superlight and aero bikes that are appealing to a new breed of tech-savvy racers.
ConditionUsed and in great condition. Minor Blemishes on the top tube. Blemish on the seat stay. Chainstay has some scuffs on there as well. This bike has been inspected by our in house mechanics.
Seat Tube (BB Center to Top): 520mm
Top Tube Length (Horizontal): 550mm
Seat Tube Angle: 73.57
Head Tube Length: 181mm
- Weight: 15lbs 1oz
- Frame: 52CM Full Carbon
- Fork: Colnago Carbon
- Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 11 spd 9000
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 9000
- Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 9000
- Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 172.5mm 53/39 9000
- Cassette: Shimano 11-26 9000
- Wheels: HED Ardennes Black
- Tires: Vittoria Diamante Pro 700x22
- Seatpost: Colnago VR-1Carbon
- Saddle: Selle Italia Team
- Handlebars: Pro Vibe 44Cm
- Stem: Thompson Elite 130mm
Item ID- 60457