Trade shows often kick up a gem or two that simply makes you stop and stare. The Motoki Yoshio X Colnago C68 at the Core Bike Show 2023 is one such example.
The bike, announced in November 2022, sees Japanese artist Motoki Yoshio let loose to create this rather lovely paintjob.
Limited to 50 examples worldwide, the design is said to elicit respect for the history of Colnago’s C bikes, while harmoniously highlighting the component parts that make up the bike.
Yoshio has opted for deep metallic colours, with a blend of grades and sudden colour block transitions to pick out each zone.
In the flesh, the bike is a stunner, and (naturally) picks up on ambient light differently depending on your viewing angle.
Inside the halls of Core Bike, where light is dimmer, the colours looked luxuriously deep, while brighter outside light enables them to pop.
We’re big fans. Modular carbon-lugged frame design Under the pretty skin, lives a C68 carbon-lugged frame.When it launched, we explained how the design has shifted to a more modular approach since the bike’s C64 predecessor. Now, instead of simple tubes attaching to lugs at their ends, the C68 blends the tubes into sections.In doing so, the lugs are less obvious, which Colnago says gives the bike a more modern aesthetic, while retaining the benefits of a lugged design. The best of both worlds, you might say.Chief among those, Colnago says, is the ability to customise stack and reach measurements for standard C68 customers, while full customisation is available […]
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