Colnago C64: completely handmade – “tailor-made,” it could be said in Italy, with revolutionary tubes (larger, lighter, more durable), the C64 is the fruit of more than two years of research. Yet, it was designed based on an almost immeasurable history of cycling innovation and success – one which began in 1954. The C64’s tubes and lugs are made of the finest carbon fiber, making it a unique frame in the world – one that cannot be compared to anything else. In the C64’s design lies Ernesto Colnago’s knowledge and experience, gained from a lifelong pursuit of cycling perfection.
While still retaining the same overall shape as the C60, the C64’s headtube features a new technology which allowed us to reduce the thickness and lower the weight. The shape was also revised to increase side stiffness. As was the entire frame, the headtube was changed from an outer 3k carbon finish to a lighter UD finish.
Probably the most striking difference between the C60 and the C64 is that the seat tube meets the seat tube lug to form a single piece. This technical feature increased the stiffness of the frame, while keeping the weight low. The monostay is no longer straight either, but is conified to create the best possible gluing surface. Of course, this means we now have different seat tubes for all sizes!
Designed around our proven ThreadFit82.5, which is basically a PressFit with removable base sleeves, the bottom bracket lug is now more complex than ever. The cable guide, which was typically a bolt-on plastic part, is now molded into the lug – to save grams as well as to offer the biggest possible radius for the best shifting performance. Another small detail is the hex shape on the side of the downtube insert, which is our datum point to check anything during the bonding of the frame and, later, the QC process. Another striking difference is the asymmetric insertion of the chainstays, with the left one being much wider.
From the beginning of the ThreadFit 82.5 project, the idea was ingenious: keep the reliability of a threaded BB but offer the benefit of a wider shell, typical of a PressFit system. Now, we’ve moved further forward with a collaboration with premium bearing brand Ceramic Speed. In conjunction, we’ve created our own threaded, wider bottom bracket, with bestinclass bearings. We will be offering 3 different bottom brackets (Campagnolo, Shimano, SRAM) as aftermarket purchase options.
Another key area where we completely changed our technology is the chainstay/dropout area. The C64’s dropouts are now fully part of the chainstays. The one-piece construction allowed us to lower the weight, add vertical compliance, and retain the same lateral stiffness. The disc-brake frameset features threaded12mm thru-axles and co-molded flatmount brake provisions.
C64 – BFBL ∧C64 – BFWH ∧C64 – PKBK ∧C64 – PKRD ∧C64 – PKSL ∧C64 – PKWH ∧
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