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.
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.
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…