The New Redesigned Colnago C68 - Sleeker, Lighter, and More Comfortable Ride
Colnago released the latest iteration of its flagship model in 2018, just before the pandemic or the war in Ukraine. The Colnago C68 is the latest evolution of this historic model. Colnago has been making bikes since the early 1900s and has always had a reputation for excellence. But with all the changes in the world, Colnago hasn't made any significant updates to this frame in over 4 years—despite new paint schemes and special editions being released during that time. The Model C, considered the "classic" Colnago model, is always handmade in Italy, following tradition, and has been designed with those who appreciate unique and exclusive bicycles in mind. The new Colnago C68 has been completely redesigned, making it stiffer and more resistant, while also weighing 40 grams less than its predecessor.Order Now
Colnago C68 Is A Successor To The Legendary C Series
The C68 is not only the most recent update to the Colnago C-series, but it's also a true showcase of the company's dedication to tradition and innovation. The Colnago C68 frame, like all of its predecessors, was built by bonding all of the tubes and lugs together rather than laying up carbon in a mould, as is typical of monocoque frames. This has enabled Colnago to produce more sizes, and if customers choose the 3D printed titanium lugs option, it is a true made-to-measure with custom geometry.Order Now
COLNAGO C68: NEW FEATURES
The new Colnago C68 is the next evolution in road bike design. It features some pretty exciting features, including:
- A split headtube that's stronger, lighter, and more customizable than ever.
- A bottom bracket with a removable base sleeve so you can change out parts easily.
- A crankset with a PressFit bottom bracket that's machined into an end cap so you can be sure your chain stays in place when you're racing.
- The fork has been completely redesigned with an external rib shape to give riders even more comfort (front stiffness), but also increase ride quality (side stiffness).
Colnago C68 Geometries and Colours
Colnago is always faithful to its roots, and the C68 is no exception. With two geometries to choose from: Sloping and High, the C68 offers a comfortable ride that's ideal for most people. The sloping geometry is Colnago's standard geometry, which is already comfortable and is the one that in most cases the most popular option. This geometry of the C68 will be available from the launch in March. The high geometry can be selected in cases where the customer is looking for a SUPER COMFORTABLE bicycle, enabling them to ride for longer in a more endurance based position.Order Now
The fork changes from the previous TFS 'D' shape with the complex internal rib and the full length bonded metal thread bolt for a much simpler, elegant and lighter round 1"1/8 tube.
To run the brake housing inside we have adopted a special patented eccentric headset system, without having to use the larger cumbersome and heavy 1.5" bearing.
The C68 now boosts a revised bottom bracket, with the switch from our previous TF82.5 to a more "standard" and easy to find T47.
The system works the same way, with an oversized bb shell and internal bearings housed in alloy threaded cups.
You can assemble your C68 with a standard BB from Sram and Campagnolo, while you can use premium products such as CeramicSpeed, Chris King and many other offerings for compatibility with Shimano 24mm axles.
The frame weight for a raw size 485 is around 925gr, just 10gr more (935gr) for the titanium version.
From Lugs To Parts
The number of parts that complete the frame is the same as with the previous C series (C64).
Even though from an aesthetics point of view, its lines and styling may be more similar to that of a frame manufactured in one piece.
There are still some visible joints on the C68 to trace back to our root, while other joints would appear invisible due to the new streamlined design.
The new split headtube is now stronger, lighter and more customizable than ever.
The new layout allows stack and reach variations, along with improved stiffness for an enhanced riding experience.
Returning to a round steerer tube allows us to put a touch of "we ride too" into the bike.
Everyone needs, at some point, a multitool to face every small adjustment that may be required during an epic or not so epic ride (like a flat tire).
So we integrated that tool into the headset top cap. Rotate and pull, that's it.