The Colnago C68 is already a bling bike. It is a kind of machines that sits as ‘dream bike’ within the minds of many, because of a powerful model heritage and, in top-spec builds, an much more spectacular price ticket. Right this moment although the Cambiago-based model has launched a monumentally bling restricted version model of the C68 in tribute to the Giro d’Italia, which is simply across the nook.
Actual gold, particular version components, and a 3D-printed tribute to the well-known spiral trophy may be discovered on the Colnago Gioello. There is not any point out of the value tag, however as they are saying… If it’s a must to ask, you may’t afford it.
Actual gold in lieu of paint
Weight weenies think about this your set off warning. As a substitute of paint, a lot of the entrance finish of the Gioello has been coated with actual, 24-carat gold leaf. This creates a textured end that’s distinctive to every of the 50 bikes which have been produced. Sure, it is most likely heavier than paint could be, however on the similar time, it’s considerably extra ostentatious.
In contrast to conventional paint, you cant spray gold leaf on, so a gold base coat is utilized at Colnago’s paint store close to Pisa earlier than squares of gold are utilized by hand. This unstructured course of creates one thing akin to a fingerprint for every body.
Cash cannot purchase construct package
We see loads of particular version bikes right here at Cyclingnews. The bulk are variations of the greatest street bikes, often with customized paint after which some very high-end components. Thus far, this checks all these containers, however the place it deviates is that not solely is it utilizing high-end components for the construct, nevertheless it’s usually bedecked with particular editions of these high-end components.
The Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 drivetrain is inventory, however past that roughly each different a part of the construct is non-standard. It takes a fairly particular construct for Dura-Ace to be one thing of an afterthought, that is for certain.
The wheels, Enve SES 3.4, have gold spokes and are badged up with the Colnago and Giro d’Italia logos. They’re additionally shod with Pirelli P Zero Race TLR tyres which have gold logos somewhat than the same old white. Gold CeramicSpeed outsized pully wheels fill the derailleur cage, in gold (after all), and the disc rotors have been swapped out for lighter, semi-carbon variations from Carbon Ti.
Even the touchpoints have been given the deluxe therapy. A particular version bar tape and a saddle from Selle Italia have been monogrammed with the identical detailing as seen inside the liner of the brand new trophy cupboard for the Giro trophy, now sponsored by Colnago.
Lastly, the bottle cage, a spiral quantity to reflect the Giro trophy, has been 3D printed in titanium in a manufacturing unit only some miles from Cambiago, preserving issues as Italian as attainable. Naturally, it is also been lined in gold leaf too, as have the bar finish plugs and the top caps for the thru-axles: No stone left unturned.
Extra to come back
What you may see right here is how numbers 2-50 of the restricted run will land. Clearly, somebody within the Colnago advertising division is a tease as, on the eighth of Could, the model will showcase no 1 of fifty, which can apparently be much more bling. How they will obtain this we’re unsure, however you will have to remain tuned to search out out.