COLNAGO C59 FRAMESET

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The Colnago C59 Italia is the ride of choice of the legendary French baroudeur Thomas Voeckler. The man who seems to attack on instinct and passion has ridden his C59 since its inception. The qualities that make it the weapon of choice for him also make it the right ride for just about everyone. The C, you probably guessed, is for carbon, while the 59 is for Colnago's years building frames, and Italia, for where it was built.
 
Voeckler insists on a comfortable ride. He goes so far as to use a discontinued Flite saddle that agrees with his backside. Heavier, perhaps, but only by a little, and the comfort gained he almost gleefully turns into energy saved and late race attacks. The same can be written of he frame. It's light, but it is comfortable, adding a few grams due to smaller tubing diameters, which Colnago exploits to make the ride more supple and confident while still keeping the bike fast.
 
The tubes, which are constructed separately, then worked into carbon-fiber lugs, utilize the star shape the Colnago has found increases lateral rigidity while still allowing for vertical comfort. The high compaction resulting from being able to better compress individual frame tubes with stainless steel inner and outer molds, and the strength of the lugs, also makes the bike extremely resistant to fractures; crashable and will ride to tell about it. But all the work that goes into the frame results in one limit: factory output. Even with all the efficiencies learned and advances in technology, Colnago can still only create sixteen of these a day. If they're hard to come by, this is why. Great care is taken so you can ride care-free.
 
This is a frame where numbers don't tell the story. The ride is the story. Being able to battle at the front regardless of terrain and still have the energy to ride away after five hours in the saddle is great for racers. For you, it might be even better. Finishing with a smile on your face after the Sunday big ride is a worthy reward.
 
The C59 utilizes a tapered 1 1/8" to 1 1/4" steerer tube, which is held in place with the included proprietary Colnago headset. It's a semi-integrated unit that is easy to adjust, hard to mis-adjust, and designed to give before your head tube does. The seat post diameter is 31.6mm. And, in a nod toward practicality, the frame comes with an English-threaded bottom bracket. With 22 sizes available, one will fit you just right.
 
The Colnago C59 Italia is where passion and perfectionism lead to incredible performance. 

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