Colnago has launched the latest entry into its line-up of iconic C-series bikes, with the C68 sporting a new modular construction, but with the option of either a full-carbon design or with 3D-printed titanium lugs for a made-to-measure frame.
The C-series has been around since the radical C35 of 1989 and has seen eight iterations in the 33 years since. It’s the brand’s flagship model, sitting above the Colnago V3RS , used by Tadej Pogačar en-route to winning the Tour de France .
This all-new bike comes 68 years after Ernesto Colnago first started making his own frames and, like all of the previous C-series bikes, is handmade in Italy. Unlike previous models, however, the C68 will be available with completely custom geometry through the C68Ti model.
On top of that, Colnago has applied lessons learnt from the V3RS to the C68, with the same seatpost and some aero styling, plus the introduction of a new monocoque cockpit.
The road-focussed C68 launched here offers 30mm of tyre clearance but Colnago is also planning to introduce all-road and gravel versions, while rim brake fans will be catered for later this year. Finally, Colnago is bringing C-series ownership into the 21st century with the inclusion of a blockchain vault for all of ‘your’ C68’s details – and even a 3D avatar NFT of any fully custom bikes, too.
As for prices, well, this is, unsurprisingly, in serious superbike territory, with the full-carbon frame priced at €5,650.00, the carbon/titanium frame costing €6,600 and complete bikes starting at […]