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You can be the first to own the new Colnago Prototipo… but it’ll cost you – plus more tech news from SRAM, Pirelli, Brompton, Apidura and more

You can be the first to own the new Colnago Prototipo… but it’ll cost you – plus more tech news from SRAM, Pirelli, Brompton, Apidura and more

Tech of the Week 6 August 2022 – 1 We’ve got everything from a record-breaking Brompton to yellow gloop from Pirelli in the latest Tech…

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Tech of the Week 6 August 2022 – 1 We’ve got everything from a record-breaking Brompton to yellow gloop from Pirelli in the latest Tech of the Week, but we’re kicking off with the opportunity to buy the first – and probably the last – Colnago Prototipo to go on sale to the public. You can be the first to buy the new Colnago Prototipo… but it’ll cost you

You can be the first to buy a Colnago Prototipo, the bike ridden by Tadej Pogacar and other members of UAE Team Emirates during the 2022 Tour de France, but you’re going to have to dig deep. The current bid for this Colnago Prototipo x TdF unique edition – “the official bicycle of the Tour de France” – is €16,500 (£13,800) and it’ll almost certainly rise much higher. Tadej Pogacar was first spotted on the Prototipo – which is the Italian word for ‘prototype’ – while training at the end of May before riding it to three stage wins in the Tour de France. It features aero tube shapes, fully internal cable routing, a slightly sunken bottle cage mount area on the down tube, and a slim head tube, and it’s designed to be an improvement on the existing Colnago V3Rs. Colnago says, “After the initial development, the testing phase has been conducted with the help of the riders of UAE Team Emirates. They have been using this frame in their races and have provided crucial feedback.” The Prototipo tag […]

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