When we look at a bike on RCUK, we’re usually interested in the frame, the fork, the drivetrain and so on – all the things that make you as a rider faster or more comfortable. This one’s different, though, because… well, just look at it. That paintjob.
Finished ogling? Good.
The paintjob is what Colnago call ‘art deco’, and we think it’s one of the most striking licks of colour we’ve seen in a very long time – all gentle tapers and artistic flourishes. We even think the likes of Peter Sagan, Greg van Avermaet and Alberto Contador are going to look at this, compare it to their own custom bikes, and wonder if Specialized, BMC and Trek respectively should be upping their game.
Let’s be honest, on a frame that looks this good, you’re going to feel great no matter who you are, but we should get down to the nuts and bolts to prove that there’s serious substance here too. The Concept was launched just as the historic Italian brand stepped back into the WorldTour limelight with UAE Team Emirates, so it needs to be able to stand up to the rigours of the fastest men in the world.