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Rui Costa lined up for stage 1 of the Tour of Oman this week aboard the latest model from the iconic Italian frame builder Colnago.
An update to the popular C60 model and the latest in a long line of C-model framesets, the C64 retains the carbon-lugged design that has become synonymous with the brand.
A slightly wider fork on the C64, combined with direct mount brakes front and rear allow for tyre clearances of 28mm on Costa’s new bike and while the former world champion runs 25mm Vittoria Corsa tubular tyres at the Tour of Oman, it is likely his UAE Team Emirates teammates will utilise the wider tyre clearances during the cobbled spring Classics.
The lugs around the seat cluster have been integrated into the seat tube for the new C64, resulting in a unique seat tube for each size variant of the model. Colnago’s C60 ran the lugs separately from the seat tube but Colnago claims the updated design reduces weight and improves stiffness.
The C64 was also launched with a proprietary stem, a trend which has become more popular in the high-end race bike category, however Costa opts to run a Deda Superleggero stem and pairs it with Deda Superzero aero alloy handlebars.
Another update to the new model is a D-profile seatpost, which is the same component used in the aerodynamic Concept model frameset from Colnago.
UAE Team Emirates pairs its Colnago frames with Campagnolo’s Super Record EPS groupset and Bora Ultra wheels. The crankset comes courtesy of Power2Max with its Type S Campagnolo power meter system, which Costa pairs with 53/39 chainrings.
Costa opts for a Prologo Scratch 2 CPC Nack saddle in the team colours of UAE Team Emirates.
Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Costa’s new 2018 Colnago C64.
- Frame: Colnago C64
- Fork: Colnago C64
- Front brake: Campagnolo Super Record direct mount
- Rear brake: Campagnolo Super Record direct mount
- Brake/shift levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS Ergopower
- Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
- Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
- Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record, 11-29
- Chain: Campagnolo Chorus C11
- Crankset: Power2Max Type S Campagnolo, 53/39
- Bottom bracket: Colnago Threadfit 82.8
- Wheels: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50
- Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
- Handlebars: Deda SuperZero
- Stem: Deda Superleggero
- Headset: Colnago C64
- Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon
- Saddle: Prologo Scratch 2 CPC Nack Team Edition
- Seatpost: Colnago C64, 15mm set back
- Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race Plus
- Computer: Garmin Edge 520
- Other accessories: K-Edge out front computer mount