Colnago have released images of a custom painted, limited edition C-68, their top level race bike. Handmade in Italy, the collectors item is a collaboration between the manufacturer and contemporary designer Motoki Yoshio, from Japan, who has been living and working in Milan for 25 years.
The bikes will be equipped with Campagnolo EPS groupset and Bora Ultra WTO, Pirelli tires and Selle Italia saddle, completing a fully Italian look.
Colnago say Motoki Yoshio’s challenge was to emphasise the C series identity over a frame with more innovative shapes.
In a first phase the Japanese designer traced the lines of the frame components and associated them with strong colors – as is typically the case in the design phase. The nuances came later, to give even more harmony and highlight even better the main components.
“Harmony,” says Motoki, “also means pleasure, balance, what I would like to feel riding this bike. When cycling is in complete harmony with the environment, those who ride live a unique experience. In the same way, a design becomes unique when it is in perfect harmony with the product.”
More details at www.colnago.com
The Bike Specs
Frameset: Colnago C68 Road – Full Carbon
Handlebar: Colnago CC.01 integrated
Groupset: Campagnolo SuperRecord EPS 12×2 speed
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR flow carbon
Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora Ultra WTO 45
Tires: Pirelli PZero Race
Handlebar Tape: Colnago Grip black
Bottle Cages: Colnago carbon