2017 Colnago Impact Hybrid Bike
If you are lucky enough to visit the small town just outside of Milan where Colnago is based, you will perhaps be surprised to see just how many Colnagos there are floating around, including bikes that look more like commuters than drool-worthy racing bikes. Indeed, the Colnago Impact Hybrid is the type of bike that offers that cheeky mix between racy and all-terrain capabilities that will get a Colnago fan super excited. And you don’t have to go to Milan to buy one.
What you will immediately notice about the Impact is that it comes with flat bars, and has a geometry that won’t feel overly foreign to a pure road rider, though it has been tweaked to offer a slightly more upright position to work well with the flat bars. The frame has been made from a hydroformed 6000 series aluminum, with the intention of adding a big dose of durability while keeping it light. The neat thing about hydroforming aluminum is that it helps the manufacturer use exactly the amount of material required with no excess to add unnecessary weight. And since this is a frame that allows up to 44mm wide tires, Colnago is encouraging you to stick some sick nobbies on and take this deep into the woods and mountains.
With Shimano components and Alex Race wheels, the Impact has been kitted out to provide reliable performance over multiple road surfaces. You could certainly use this as your daily commuter since it still offers a road worthy level of speed and comes equipped with 28mm Kenda tires, and the disc brakes of course will help you feel in control even if you get caught in a downpour on the way home.
Available in three sizes and two elegant color schemes, the Colnago Impact Hybrid can work well as your daily commuter during the week and then party with you on the trails at the weekend.
Frame: Impact Disc 6000-series aluminum
Fork: Impact aluminum disc fork
Headset: FSA No.63/51E
Brakes: Shimano R317 w/ SM-RT56 160mm rotor
Shifters: Shimano 2400 L2 / R8
Crank: Shimano FC2450 46x34
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Front Derailleur: Shimano 2400
Cassette: Shimano HG50-8 11-28T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 2400
Chain: Shimano HG71
Wheelset: (Front) Alex Race 24 Rim, Formula DC-20 6 bolt disc hub, (Rear) Alex Race 24 Rim, Formula DC-22 6 bolt disc hub
Tires: Kenda K193 700x28c
Handlebar: Deda Duro
Stem: Deda EL
Seatpost: Colnago alloy
Saddle: Velo VL-1205
Sizes: 43cm | 47cm | 51cm |
Colors: IMBK, IMBL