Colnago, possibly the most desired bike on the planet.
For over 50 years, this Italian company has been producing race winning frames.
The Colnago C68 is not only a stunning bike to look at, it’s also stunning to ride. Colnago describes it as the pinnacle of its craftsmanship. The geometry is a balance of endurance and race, with certain parts of the frame feeling pro peloton, others more Sunday club run – in a good way. This is probably as close to a race bike as a non-racer wants. In a nutshell, it’s incredibly expensive but also incredibly brilliant to ride.
Made in Italy-Colnago C68 – tradition and technology in perfect proportions
The latest model-C Colnago is still made in Italy and still has lugs, but it is a thoroughly 21st-century superbike . Colnago says the C68 is not for racing – it has “a totally new soul based on performance but also oriented towards riding enjoyment.” However, the C68 and V4RS share the same geometry and come in the same seven sizes, which suggests racing isn’t all that far away from the C68’s capabilities.
The C68 very cleverly is a lugged bike and is still made in Italy, but the ‘integrated’ lugs now form part of the tubes, giving the bike a modern monocoque-like look.
The bottom bracket shell is part of the seat tube, while the top tube incorporates two lugs. One connected to the seat tube, the other to the head tube.
Since replacing a headset on a bike with an integrated bar is a time consuming and possibly expensive job, Colnago joined forces with CeramicSpeed to give the C68 a headset with a lifetime guarantee thanks to SLT (solid lubrication technology) which is CeramicSpeed’s own secret tech.
Backwards compatible seatpost
Nobody likes proprietary seatposts so the C68 has one that’s backwards compatible with the C64 and also works with the V3RS and V4RS – which also makes it easier for production and spares.
Multitool inside steerer tube
Colnago C68 comes with a cute little Colnago-branded multitool that’s secreted inside the steerer tube that comes out when you twist and lift the top cap.