New CX-1 road frameset from Colnago

Colnago joins the sub kilo club

Colnago's 2009 range will be joined by a new "aggressive, ultra-modern" carbon fibre CX-1 frameset.  In spite of the misleading name, the CX-1 is designed exclusively for road use and will be the lightest the company offers with a claimed weight of 995g, about 100g below the current Extreme-C.

The CX-1 will be built in Asia with a monocoque front triangle and separately lugged and bonded B-Stay-like seat stay and chain stay assemblies.  Main tubes bear a multi-sided polygonal profile while the stays are treated to a somewhat more traditional shape.  In a first for Colnago, the CX-1 will also make use of a semi-integrated internal-cup headset.

In typical Colnago fashion, the CX-1 will be offered in a generous spread of eight sizes (sloping only) with effective top tube lengths ranging from 51-59cm.  Final retail pricing is yet to be determined but is estimated to be in the low- to mid- £2000 (US$4,000) range for frame, fork and headset; complete bikes will also be offered.  North American consumers should expect to see the new CX-1 in stores around November.

James Huang

Former Technical Editor, US
James was BikeRadar's US tech editor from 2007-2015.
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