Colnago 1996

Italiensk tävlingscykel

Ram / Gaffel: C40 Carbon / Gaffel

Storlek CC

Skick: Original


Styrtapp: VR Compositi

Styre: ITM Super Italia

Sadelstolpe: VR Compositi

sadel: Fiziki

Bromsar: Dura Ace 7700

Fälgar:  Mavic Ksyrium SL


Nav: Mavic Ksyrium SL


Bakväxel: Dura Ace 7700

Framväxel: Dura Ace 7700

Växelspakar: Dura Ace 7700

Vevparti: Dura Ace 7700




Vikt: Komplett

Vikt: Utan hjul


When Ernesto released the Colnago C40 he started a revolution.

Before, carbon fibre has been seen as the future of cycling and there have been loads of experiments going on since the 1970s. But to that point no carbon fibre bike proved so safe and light at the same time, that it was suitable as a professional team bike. Well constructed enough to equally compete in the mountains and the classics of Flanders.

1994, to celebrate the company's 40th birthday, the C40 was first presented to the public. A construction of profiled carbon fibre tubes, fitted together by well proportioned carbon fibre lugs and steered with a high tech steel fork.

And it became available in an unbelievable amount of paint schemes. All paintjobs were carried out by hand and found the company some extra fame.

However, the frame had yet to prove that it was capable of being a threat to the aluminium and steel bikes in the hard races pro teams have to attend.

Ernesto outfitted the Team Mapei as the first squad to race his prestigieous machine. They proved that the bike was capable of coping with the roughest conditions. And how they did!

Mapei's Franco Ballerini won the 1995 Paris-Roubaix and suddenly everybody was aware of the fact that the demise of Aluminium frames might have begun. The next year ultimately made the frame a legend, when Johan Museeuw, Andrea Tafi and Gianluca Bortolami crossed the line at the Roubaix velodrome as first second and third of the race.

And as if this would not be phenomenal enough, the team Mapei repeated the triple in 1998 and 1999. In that last year the winner was Andrea Tafi, an extremely strong rider and specialist for one day races.

Min Colnago C40 -96
Ernesto Colnago är ju något av en ikon inom cykelvärlden och hans cyklar har alltid haft en särställning. För mig står modellerna Super och Mexico från 70 och 80-talet tillsammans med C40 från 90-talet i en klass för sig.
Denna C40 är inköpt från Italien och är troligen tillverkad 96-98.Den är  första genrationen (mk 1) vilket man ser på att den har det lite smalare kedjestaget och växelspaksfästen på ramröret. Däremot har den Star Carbon gaffeln vilket är lite ovanligt på mk1 och kom normalt inte fören på mk 2 modellen.