Ferrari and Colnago have a long-standing collaboration. In 2014 the V1-R was launched as the first aero race bike of the heritage-heavy Italian brand. Today we are in Italy where we have been invited to the official presentation of the Colnago V2-R. So what has changed? And how much Ferrari is still in this bike?
Colnago V2-R Geometry
|Seat tube||420 mm||450 mm||480 mm||500 mm||520 mm||540 mm||560 mm||580 mm|
|Top tube||505 mm||515 mm||529 mm||539 mm||550 mm||565 mm||580 mm||590 mm|
|Head tube||124 mm||125 mm||127 mm||145 mm||163 mm||180 mm||187 mm||204 mm|
|Head angle||55 °||55 °||55 °||55 °||55 °||55 °||55 °||55 °|
|Seat angle||75.5 °||75.0 °||74.5 °||74.0 °||73.6 °||72.5 °||73.0 °||73.0 °|
|Chainstay||398 mm||400 mm||402 mm||405 mm||408 mm||411 mm||412 mm||414 mm|
|BB Drop||65 mm||68 mm||69 mm||70 mm||70 mm||70 mm||70 mm||70 mm|
|Reach||372 mm||375 mm||383 mm||384 mm||384 mm||387 mm||399 mm||405 mm|
|Stack||517 mm||522 mm||527 mm||546 mm||564 mm||582 mm||590 mm||606 mm|
More exciting news: The Colnago C60 DM
With the Colnago C60 DM, the Italians are also updating the C60 models, which allows for more tire-clearance (up to 28 mm) through the use of direct-mount brakes, the new rear triangle with longer chainstays also provides improved compliance whilst supposedly maintaining its precision.
The other interesting news is that Colnago is now building a direct sales channel called Colnago Store and will start selling accessories directly through that channel. The question is, will you be able to order bikes in the future? We will see! Check: colnagostore.com
All in all, the company is able to carry out important technical updates and equip the Colnago V2-R with state-of-the-art technology. With the development of the V2-R, Ferrari was no longer involved, but according to Colnago the base of the bike was still the result of the previous cooperation for the V1-R. Visually, the bike is still as hot as the Italian dream car, if not even hotter! Whether the bike can also be convincing in terms of riding technology, we will see on an initial test ride on Italian asphalt around Milan. We’ll leave you with those curiosities until our first review.
Prices and availability will be announced shortly. For more info: http://www.colnago.com/
Words & Photos: Robin Schmitt