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Eurobike: Italian stallions Colnago and Pinarello

Colnago Eurobike









Courtesy BikeRadar.com

Italian icons Colnago and Pinarello always enjoy the crowds oggling their bikes at trade shows, and the scene is no different at Eurobike 2009, as reported by Procycling’s Ellis Bacon.

Colnago go ‘sportive

Of interest to the cyclosportive market is Colnago’s new ACE full-carbon sportive bike, specced, as arguably all Italian frames should be, with Campagnolo – a Veloce groupset and Khamsin wheels in the ACE’s case. Cyclosportifs can enjoy an approximately 20mm taller headtube over a more traditional ‘race’ set-up, as well as a longer wheelbase, demonstrating that the ACE is built for both speed and comfort over longer distances.

Colnago were unable to confirm whether they would be providing any top pro teams with frames for the 2010 season.

Having lost out as supplier to the Rabobank, Milram and Tinkoff (now Katusha) squads at the end of the 2008 season, Colnago were noticeable by their absence in 2009. Certainly the Italian marque will be keen to get the sport’s biggest names back on their bikes next season – and namely aboard the exquisite, top-of-the-range EPS, which remains unchanged for ’10, but does enjoy some bold, new paint designs for the new decade.

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