Ernesto Colnago got his start crafting bicycles at the tender age of 13 with a rigorous apprenticeship at Gloria Bicycles, the leading producer of Italian race bikes at the time. Here he rubbed elbows with other legendary builders Faliero Masi and Cino Cinelli while learning the trade of building professional quality bicycles. It is with the famous Molteni team that young Ernesto would become the frame builder for Eddy Merckx during his ascent to becoming the world’s winningest road racer.

As competition became more fierce and many pro racers began seeking the advantages of a stiffer frame, Colnago began experimenting with a variety of tube profiles to increase the lateral stiffness of his frames without adding weight or compromising ride quality. Through this experimentation the iconic oversized, star-shaped tubing of the Master framesets was born and his never-ending pursuit of technological advancement began.

Today, Colnago is still at the forefront of craftsmanship and quality. With models like the Colnago C68 carrying the torch, the classic Colnago Master, and the race-ready Colnago V4Rs Disc, the brand is thriving and doing better than ever. Its no wonder that Colnago is known as the Ferrari of bikes.

Colnago C Series Bikes

The Colnago C Series bikes are serious machines that are designed for riders who demand the best in performance and comfort. These bikes are built using high-quality materials that are strong and lightweight, allowing them to handle the rigors of hard riding and racing. And let's not forget about the aesthetics: the C Series bikes are available in a range of colors and finishes, and they feature Colnago's iconic paint schemes that are sure to turn heads on the road.

Colnago V Series Bikes

The Colnago V Series is the perfect blend of performance, versatility, and style. With its high-quality carbon fiber frame, aerodynamic design, and comfortable geometry, the V Series is built to handle any road or riding style with ease. Whether you're looking to tackle long endurance rides or take on the toughest criterium races, the V Series has got you covered. And with Colnago's iconic paint schemes and striking aesthetics, you'll look as good as you feel while riding. So why not experience the ultimate ride with a Colnago V Series bike?

Colnago Iconic Bikes

The Colnago Iconic line is a celebration of Colnago's rich history and unparalleled craftsmanship. Each bike in the Iconic line is a work of art, with classic steel frames, intricate lugwork, and iconic paint schemes that are instantly recognizable. But these bikes are not just for display - they offer a smooth and comfortable ride that is the result of decades of experience and innovation. The Iconic line offers a range of sizes and customizable options, so you can find the perfect bike to suit your style and preferences. Own a piece of cycling history that will provide a smooth and comfortable ride for years to come.


Colnago Gravel Bikes

Get ready to explore the roads less traveled with Colnago's line of gravel bikes. With high-quality carbon fiber frames, comfortable geometry, and wider tires, these bikes are built to handle any terrain with ease. Whether you're looking to tackle a long gravel ride or head out on a multi-day adventure, Colnago's gravel bikes offer the perfect combination of performance and versatility. And with customizable options and striking aesthetics, you can make your Colnago gravel bike truly your own. So why not take your cycling to the next level with a Colnago gravel bike?



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