Velo City: Bicycle Culture and City Life

Colnago is an Italian bicycle brand that was founded in 1952 by Ernesto Colnago, a former professional cyclist. The company is based in Cambiago, Italy, and is known for its high-end road bikes.

The company has a rich history in the world of cycling: the company has sponsored many professional teams over the years, including the famous Mapei team, and has been associated with some of the most successful riders in the sport — including Eddy Merckx and Paolo Bettini.

Colnago is known for its meticulous attention to detail and high level of craftsmanship. Each bike is hand-built in Italy and is designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and performance-oriented.

Colnago offers a wide range of machines, including carbon fiber race bikes, endurance bikes, and gravel bikes. The company has also expanded into the e-bike market in recent years, with a range of electric-assist road and urban bikes.

Just Like An Icicle: Colnago Master Piu Town Bicycle

Just Like An Icicle: Colnago Master Piu Town Bicycle

Pulling bikes apart and putting them back together again can be fun, especially so when the result is more of a frankenbike than the original. Paul Wakefield created a freaky Colnago town bike from a Master Piu frame, but he had some divine inspiration.

Only Saronni: Tamas' Colnago Master X-Light

Only Saronni: Tamas’ Colnago Master X-Light

Hungary’s Tamás Medgyes very generously took the time to describe his path to becoming the custodian of this incredible Colnago Master X-Light and, while it may be lengthy, it’s a true discourse on the passion of the Colnagista: My journey to the Colnago Master X-Light followed a path familiar to many. I wanted to build…

Velo City: Bicycle Culture and City Life

Colnago Super Piu

Classic Colnago frames are highly sought after for their vivaciuos paint schemes, and they look just as fast in a single colour. The Master Piu,…

Colnago Super 73

We all love a good ‘barn find’ story. Ryan Thompson is a Santa Cruz local who, apart from a couple of tiny details, has just…

Colnago Tipo Roma

Yesterday, we were bewildered by the ‘Fauxnago’ Super Commuter by FYXO, which wasn’t all that it was made out to be. To get us back…

Colnago C59 Italia

For all the proselytizing on The Spoken about steel frames, there are a couple of composite riding machines that I’d happily turn for. One is…

Colnago SLX Spiral Conic

Colnago pioneered a great number of innovations that supposedly improved performance, not least of which were their eye-catching ‘Art-Decor’ paint schemes. Their proprietary Conic tubeset,…

Colnago Saronni

Ernesto Colnago‘s bikes have carried numerous champions to victory over the years, but there are a few standout stars: Motta, Magni and Merckx, to name…