2018 Colnago Concept Disc
With the Colnago Concept Disc, you will be jumping into the world of super bikes with the sort of Italian style that will make even the most pain-inducing rides a pure pleasure. Whether you are a great fan of their lugged heritage or are excited to see them seamlessly segue into carbon monocoque frame development, the Concept Disc will quickly convince you that this storied Italian brand is still the master of all things cycling.
The rim brake version of the Concept was Colnago’s first authentic foray into aero frame design, and the Concept Disc gets the benefit of all that aerodynamic focus. So essential things like the fork have a bladed design to help it cut through the wind while the rake has been chosen to offer the sort of precise, responsive handling you would expect from Colnago. It is a monocoque fork, with a carbon steerer tube that has a special layup to allow it to flex a little to provide that extra cushioning that your hands. After all, you aren’t going to want to ride any bike, no matter how aero and advanced, if it is not comfortable for you.
Further enhancing the aero qualities, the head tube has received a special new shape with an hourglass type of profile that has already been used on their time trial machine. Similarly, the seatpost clamp has been smoothly integrated with the seat tube, and received a wind-tunnel-test aero shape as well. And the carbon layup of the tubing allows for a certain amount of vertical compliance that will feel unusually plush for an aero bike. The beautifully designed internal cable routing adds to the clean look and the aero efficiency of the frame. The routing also makes sure that the cables have as straight a shot as possible, ensuring excellent performance in shifting and braking no matter which groupset you go with. The frame is compatible with both mechanical and electronic groups, and the flat mount disc brakes along with Colnago’s proprietary HEX12 through axle system make the Concept compatible with all the 100x12 (front) and 142x12 (rear) wheels on the market. You’ll also enjoy the security and ease of use that Colnago’s quick release system offers.
The Concept Disc bike employs Colnago’s own ThreadFit82.5 bottom bracket that uses screw-in alloy cups, the increased width of the bottom bracket adds to the overall rigidity of the frame. Aside from eliminating the chance of creaking that press fit bottom brackets often cause, it makes the whole arrangement extremely easy to maintain and clean. The frame can easily accommodate tires up to 28mm wide, enhancing the comfort of the ride and making this about the sweetest gravel-capable bike on the market.
Since the rim brake Concept is a frame that has been used in the pro peloton, you can count on having the same crisp, aggressive ride that will help you weave through the pack while you set yourself up for the winning attack. Available in eight sizes, the Colnago Concept Disc will offer the fitting options that will accommodate nearly every body type. It will combine the aerodynamic high performance the pros demand with the comfort and versatility that will make it an everyday bike for enthusiastic road warriors.
Frame: Monocoque carbon
Fork: Concept carbon disc fork
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: 12mm Thru x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, Colnago integrated carbon composite
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/4”
Bottom Bracket Type: ThreadFit82.5
Cable Routing: Internal, electric or mechanical
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Disc
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes, +15mm offset or -15/+30mm offset available
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: 42cm | 45cm | 48cm | 50cm | 52cm | 54cm | 56cm | 58cm |
Colors: CHRD, CHWH, CHBK, CHLB
Weight: 1095g | 2.41lbs