2017 Colnago CLX Ultegra Bike
What do Colnago and Ferrari have in common? How about a 30 year working relationship making the highest quality racing machines on the market. Ferrari’s dedication to quality and innovation made them the natural choice of founder Ernesto Colnago as a collaborator in making the highest quality bikes in the world
The CLX Ultegra was not directly built with a Ferrari/ Colnago collaboration, but the bike is so closely related to the V1r, a bike that Ferrari helped design and the bike that occupies the rung just above the CLX in the Colnago racing hierarchy, that it might as well have. The CLX shares the exact same geometry as the V1r and shares the Ferrari designed star shaped tubes. They are both fast aerodynamic machines, but they do differ in some ways.
The CLX has a different braking system. Standard mount brakes are compatible with the frame, giving riders options. What brakes you ultimately put on is all up to you. The new CLX Ultegra has a new look as well. Gone is the swoopy looking design of it’s previous iteration. The new aerodynamic look is once again much similar to the V1r than it is to the older versions of the CLX.
It has a new feel to the ride as well. The handling is first in class. This a bike that will let you stretch your limits, whether that is cleaning that hill for the first time or participating in your first race.
Although this bike mirrors the V1r, the bike Ferrari collaborated on, and is second from the top of the Colnago hierarchy, this bike is pitched at the entry level cyclist. Colnago wants to expand its ridership and this is the perfect bike to do that.
So if you want a bike based on one of the best bikes offered by Colnago, one that handles like a dream and will have you doing things you never thought you could, don’t pass up this bike.
Frame: CLX monocoque carbon
Fork: Colnago carbon
Headset: Colnago integrated, No. 63/51E
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Crank: Shimano 6800 50x34T
Bottom Bracket: Colnago ThreadFit82.5 bottom bracket system
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Cassette: Shimano 105 11-28T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing 5
Tires: Vittoria Rubino 700x25c
Handlebar: Deda RHM 01
Handlebar Tape: Colnago synthetic cork
Stem: Deda Zero One
Seatpost: CLX carbon 27.2mm
Saddle: Selle Italia SL
Sizes: 42cm | 45cm | 48cm | 50cm | 52cm | 54cm | 56cm | 58cm |
Colors: GOWH, GORD, GOLB, GOBK
Weight: 8050g | 17.75lbs