2015 Colnago V1-r
The Colnago V1-r, designed in collaboration with legendary Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari, is the latest carbon race bike to continue Colnago's long legacy of cycling excellence. Weighing in at a mere 835 grams, the Colnago V1-r frame is superbly crafted from the highest quality carbon fiber, selected in concert with Ferrari’s proven expertise.
The V1-r aero road frame also sports Kamm tail-shaping on its truncated head tube, down tube, seat tube, and dedicated seat post. Tested rigorously in the wind tunnel, the V1-r is engineered to offer both sleek aesthetic and unrelenting speed on the race course. Described by Colnago as a more aggressive contender than its monocoque road bike predecessor, the M10, this carbon race frame accommodates impressive 28mm tires and provides acute, responsive feedback and excellent stability through vast improvements in rigidity, weight reduction, and aerodynamics. The resulting outstanding performance is underscored by a bold hand-painted finish in the unique Colnago style.
Colnago continues in its tradition of audacious innovation by introducing the Threadfit 82.5 Standard bottom bracket. Featuring a bonded set of steel and aluminum threads, the Threadfit goes above and beyond the latest industry benchmarks. Promising to completely eliminate creaking even through the toughest grinds, the Threadfit still retains both the full benefits of the amply proportioned tubing and the superb stability of the V1-r’s extra-wide shell geometry. The Threadfit 82.5 remains compatible with the industry’s top component manufacturers.
The V1-r pioneers in the use of direct mount caliper brakes, with the rear brake integrated just below the chainstays. The subtle rear brake placement, paired with internal cable routing (easily convertible between mechanical and electronic systems) contributes to the strikingly elegant aesthetic of the V1-r. Besides providing a weight advantage over center mount calipers, the direct mount brakes demonstrate an increased stiffness that translates to improved braking power and efficiency. The V1-r will also be available with through-axle disk brakes set against carbon fiber dropouts.
However, integrity is synonymous with the Colnago name, and the V1-r refuses to compromise safety and durability. Aluminum front fork tips, a sturdy 1-1/8 to 1-1/4 inch tapered head tube, and precise tube ratios achieve the optimum balance of competitive performance and enduring quality. Standing as proof of the Colnago formula of distinctive style, cutting-edge technology, and ageless tradition, the V1-r road bike promises to excel throughout a lifetime of superlative cycling.
Frame: C60 Italia Asymmetric Frame
Frame Color: UNBK (black/white), UNNE (black/black), UNRD (black/red), UNWH (white)
Sizes: (Sloping) 42s, 45s, 48s, 50s, 52s, 54s, 56s, 58s
Fork: 1-1/8" ~ 1-1/4" tapered straight blade carbon
Bottom Bracket: ThreadFit 82.5 Bottom Bracket (BB86)
Brakes: Direct Mount
Carbon Fiber Monocoque Drop outs