Few other bicycle companies have the rich heritage and pedigree that Colnago has earned. Looking at the champions who have won on Colnagos is like a racing history lesson spanning 50 years. Names like Motta, Merckx, Saronni, Argentin, Fondriest, Ballerini, Museeuw, Freire, Petacchi, and Voeckler have won the greatest monuments of the sport all on a Colnago.
Ernesto Colnago, the company’s patriarch and namesake still runs the day to day operations of the company he founded in 1954. He pioneered the use of carbon fiber frames and straight blade carbon forks during the 1980’s after collaborating with Ferrari and refined them in the 1990’s before most manufacturers had even used the material. Today Colnago continues to aggressively innovate. The C59 Disc is the only production hydraulic disc brake, electronic shifting equipped bike on the market. These innovations are built into bicycles manufactured to the highest standards with a sense of style and craftsmanship unparalleled in the bicycle world.