Saturday, October 31, 2015

2015 Colnago CX Zero EVO



The 2015 Colnago CX Zero Disc is designed for the endurance rider. With its classic geometry, Disc brakes and Ultra spec this bike will push your boundary's and keep you going for longer.

The CX Zero EVO

The CX Zero EVO is the bike for endurance. A professional level racing frame, proven in the Spring Classics in Europe, the CX Zero Evo strikes a perfect balance between performance and comfort. The most versatile Colnago model, the CXZero Evo has been developed to meet the demands of cycling in the greatest range of conditions. “Classic” geometry for fit combines a taller head tube and slightly shorter top tube. This allows a more relaxed position of the shoulders and arms and a more open angle between the torso and thigh for more efficient pedaling during even the longest days in the saddle. The tube shapes of the rear triangle are designed to offer maximum vertical compliance while allowing clearance for up to 25mm tires.

The endurance geometry arises from the extent of the steering tube, which is considerably longer than the classical racing. The reason is essentially linked to two factors: the need to raise the position of bust and shoulders, then relax your arms slightly and shorten the top tube. The higher head tube, also promotes the driving of the bicycle in all situations by making the front end also more comfortable. The conical shape is characterized by the double diameter of 1-1/8 "at the top and 1-1/4" in the lower. The larger diameter also increased corresponds to the shape of the fork crown and seat stays, mix that improves the aspect of safety and better handling.

Shimano 11 speed drivetrain

To power this bike not only involves you but a good drivetrain system. This year Colnago have spec'd up the CX Zero with the new Shimano Ultegra 11 speed. With its light action and smooth indexing allows you to push that little bit further but supply you with the confidence and the reliability that Shimano offer with their products.

Shimano hydraulic brakes

The all new Shimano dropbar hydraulic brakes give the Colnago CX Zero the stopping power it needs down the hills. The dual piston caliper ensures even brake wear and a greater performance. Its STi shifting mechanism offers the 11 speed drivetrain an economical brake/gear lever but a smooth and elegant change gear.

DT Swiss Wheelset

The CX Zero Evo disc is rolling on a set of DT swiss R24DB wheels rapped in Continental Grand Sport Race 700x25C. These will supply you with the comfort, grip and speed to make those long distance endurance rides that little more enjoyable. 

Colnago/Deda Finishing kit

Colnago finish there bikes of with a combination of self branded parts and the Deda range, such as handlebars, stem and seatpost finished of with a Selle Italia saddle.

About the Colnago brand

Ernesto Colnago was born in Cambiago, a small rural village twenty kilometers east of Milano on February 9, 1932. Ernesto was just 13 years old, but to start work, he had to be at least 14. He changed the date on his working papers and so was hired as an assistant welder. It was 1954 when Colnago went out on his own in a tiny little workshop, his bicycles have been used by more than 100 professional team, 2,500 professional racers, who have won more than 7,500 wins worldwide. Champion riders of the caliber of Fiorenzo Magni, Gastone Nencini, Eddy Merckx, Giuseppe Saronni, Gianni Motta, Gibì Baronchelli, Michele Dancelli, Gianni Bugno, Oscar Freire, Johan Museeuw, Tony Rominger, Pavel Tonkov, Yaroslaw Popovych, Erik Zabel e Alessandro Petacchi, and many others, have ridden Colnago Bicycles to victory. As the great researcher and innovator he is, Colnago created the first frameset in carbon fiber in collaboration with Ferrari Engineering in 1986. The next year, the innovative straight-blade “Precisa” was created. In 1989, two years later, the dramatic Colnago “C35” emerged, an innovative monocoque carbon fiber frame in road racing & mountain bike versions. 1994 was a hallmark year when Colnago introduced the ground-breaking “C40” carbon fiber frameset for his 40th anniversary and still a reference point today. No other frame has won as much as the Colnago C40: 5X Paris-Roubaix and many World Championships. In 2000 another remarkable model emerged from Colnago’s atelier: the limited edition CF1, created in collaboration with Ferrari that quickly became a major success. Next was the CF2 dual-suspension mountain bike in 2002. After ten years of success in every segment, Ernesto Colnago launched the “C50” in 2003. It was the Fiftieth Anniversary of his company, a brand that has become synonymous with the best bicycles the world over, synonymous with the best products Made in Italy. This new carbon fiber composite frame quickly found success in both the competition and sales arena. And for 2004, for the official anniversary of Colnago, a special collectors item bicycle was created, the “50th Anniversary”. Ernesto Colnago continues to dream about and create bicycles appreciated by riders passionate about cycling all over the world. Don’t ask Colnago which of his bicycles is the best: his answer is always the same. “I’ve made a lot of bicycles, but the most beautiful is the one that is yet to come.” For more info on Colnago please feel free to view Bike Radar's article on them.

Top Features of the Colnago CX Zero Disc Ultegra 2015

Full carbon fiber CX Zero frame and fork
DT Swiss Disc specific wheelset
Continental Grand Sport Race tyres
Shimano Hydraulic dropbar brakes
Shimano 11 speed Ultegra drivetrain
Colnago/Deda Drivetrain

Product Data

Road:Yes
Number of gears:22
Front Axle Type:9mm QR
Cable Routing:Internal
Model Year:2015
Frame:CX Zero Carbon Disc Specific Frame
Fork Material:Alloy/Carbon
Fork:CX Zero Carbon Disc Specific Fork
Steerer:Tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/4
Bottle Cage Mounts:Double
Front Derailleur Mount:Braze On
Dropouts:Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger
Wheel Size:700c (622)
Wheelset:DT Swiss R24DB
Groupset Manufacturer:Shimano
Brake Levers/Gear Shifters:Shimano Ultegra
Front Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra
Brake Type:Hydraulic Disc Brake
Brakes:Shimano BR-RS685
Brake Calipers:Shimano BR-RS785 + SM-RT99
Chainset type:Compact
Chainset:Shimano Ultegra
Chainring Size:50 Tooth, 34 Tooth
Chain:Shimano Ultegra
Bottom Bracket:Shimano Pressfit
Cassette:Shimano 105
Cassette Range:11-28 Tooth
Handlebars:Deda RHM02
Bar Tape/Grips:Black
Stem:Deda Zero One
Seat Post:Colnago CX Zero carbon
Saddle:Selle Italia X1
Tires:Continental Grand Sport Race 700x25C
Pedals:Supplied with basic flat pedals
Warranty:2 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty

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