Colnago CX Zero
Colnago CX Zero
A lot of news is filtering through about the Cycle Show at the NEC which kicks off next week on Friday. One of the highlights for many will be anything badged Colnago and the CX Zero is certainly worth a look.
You may be mistaken into thinking that this is a new cyclo-cross bike but no; the Colnago CX Zero combines all that Colnago has learned from building road bikes for over 60 years and is their take on a do-it-all bike for ‘every rider’, looking for the best overall value and performance. It is designed to hark back to an era in professional cycling when riders had one bike for every road race, whether that be Spring Classic or Autumn falling leaves classic, or Grand Tour or Summer single-day race. As such it should suit budding amateurs.
The CX Zero combines a more upright version of the classic Colnago frame geometry for all day riding in comfort, with carbon used to optimise the ride quality whilst still offering lateral frame rigidity.
In the quest for a more cushioned ride, as well as offering less rolling resistance on real roads and varied terrain, the frame and fork clearances are specifically designed to allow for the increasingly popular 25C tires, whilst a 27.2mm seat post will transmit less road shock to the rider.
Of course there is a disc braked model, which we saw recently at the Orbital Cycling Festival, and even more interestingly, never a company to shy away from building their own kit (just look at those disc brakes on the C59 Disc), Colnago also use a new and exclusive press fit bottom bracket on the CX Zero…
Of course, nothing Colnago comes cheap, though they do last a long time, and complete bikes with Shimano Ultegra start at £3499.95.