Colnago V1-R SRAM eTap Bicycle
We built up a few of these thoroughbreds to represent our interpretation of the ultimate road machine. Lightweight and aero frameset with eTap wireless groupset, 3T carbon stealth cockpit and a pair of Zipp 303 carbon clincher wheels leaves little to be desired. Complete assembly and service was conducted by our shop. These V1-Rs ar about as close as you can get to a Pro Tour race bike.
The special carbon tubeset features variable wall thickness which adds support where needed for performance and durability, but removes excess material in low stress areas. This method shaves valuable grams which results in a 860 gram frame that still performs like a Colnago. By this, we are making reference to the many sub-900 gram frames that have performance issues due to the lack of technical approach in making a lightweight frame. With contemporary technology, it's not hard to create a lightweight frame, but to produce one that handles like a Pro Tour bike requires a thoughtful and focused approach.
Developing tube shapes that optimize the balance of aerodynamics with lateral rigidity and vertical compliance required many prototypes and countless hours of skunk works testing by engineers and professional riders. The net result was a frame that offers a smooth and almost effortless ride quality that slices through head and cross winds. Bottom bracket and tube junctions are all heavily reinforced to optimize absolute power transmission. The matching V1-R fork is just as aero and performance-producing as the rest of the frame that is supports. Tapered and light, it provides the rider with precise steering input.
The V1-R uses direct mount brake calipers for an added aero effect. One on the fork and the other under the chainstay. The cable stops are all removable and make setting up mechanical or electronic drivetrains a breeze. The Threadfit 82.5 takes the Pressfit bottom bracket to the next level. Colnago developed this no-so-proprietary BB standard to accept all modern BB standards, while including a replaceable alloy face to protect the frame from direct bottom bracket interface, ensuring the V1-R will last many seasons.
Perhaps the greatest appreciation we have for this wonderful product is, while complex in design and engineering, it's simple and eloquent in aesthetic. Smooth and uncluttered lines combined with a certain lack of excess, the V1-R is a pure Pro Tour frameset that focuses on the essence of the bicycle and proves on many levels that you can get more with less.
- Polygonal shaped tubes with aero dropped profile
- Perfect balance of lightweight, aerodynamics and ride quality
- Proprietary aero seatpost
- Direct mount braking system
- Threadfit 82.5 BB fits all standards
- Carbon dropouts
- 860 grams total frame weight (Size 50)
- Internal routing of all cables
- Mechanical/Electronic compatible
- Full SRAM eTap group
- 3T Stealth Carbon bar with 3T Stealth stem
- Zipp 303 carbon clincher wheelset
- Vittoria Open Corsa G+ 25c tires
- Selle Italia SLR Titanium
- 2 - Arundel Mandible matte carbon cages
- LizardSkin 2.5mm bar tape
- 34/50t x 11/28t gearing
- 172.5mm with 52s / 175mm with 54s
- 15.28lbs in 52s