Colnago C40, Mid 90s high end carbon frame
Colnago C40 Lugged Carbon Fiber Road Frame colnago Full Carbon Fiber Fork
Nothing rides like a Colnago and this is the bike that started their foray into carbon bikes. Maybe considered the Holy Grail, hand made in Italy to exact standards the C40 won every major monument of pro cycling when it was introduced. From the super snappy ride to hand built Italian craftsmanship chances are you’ll reach for it every time you head out the door. This frame is a masterpiece, a true work of art, laterally stiff but very forgiving, it puts your power to the road.
Carbon-fibre as a superior material for bike frames was recognised in the Seventies, but it wasn’t until the arrival of the Colnago C40 in 1994 that it was actually proven — and how!
With the carbon-lugged construction of the C40 — ‘C’ for carbon and ‘40’ to commemorate Colnago’s 40th year in business — Ernesto Colnago solved the problem of how to make a carbon frame durable enough to win the toughest cobbled Classics yet light enough to soar up Alpine cols.