Colnago now has a super light frameset for all the weight weenies of the world. The all new V1-R.  It's tubes, including the fork blades and the seat stays, have a special shape optimized in the wind tun- nel to make the V1 even faster. The profi les are derived from the NACA (set of foils, and have been heavily revised to be optimized for the speed of a bicycle then truncated to better respond to the demands of the UCI regulations and structural requirements. Unlike the K-Zero, our benchmark for frame aerodynamics, the V1-R has truncated tube profi les, i.e. with a drop-shaped front leading edge and a cut tail. Colnago strongly believes that a bicycle requires a balance between the aerodynamic and structural strength, particularly important is the lateral stiffness of a frame, and this is strongly tied to the thickness dimensions of tube sections. The main characteristic of this cut-off profi le is the increased lateral stiffness, compared to the equivalent full profi le, thanks to the action of the rear plane. It’s also a considerable weight savings and a lower aerodynamic resistance in the case of side wind, due to the phenome- non of "deadlock" – found more often with complete profi le tubes. To better understand the choice of a truncated airfoil profi le instead of a traditional teardrop, it is necessary to analyze the speed of standard use of the two types of bicycles and their related components. The phenomenon by which every aerodynamic consideration must start is directly related to the actual speed of the rider. Riding the bike, even on a windless day, it is easy to perceive that some air hits the body (Man Made Wind). If you also add the real wind (True Wind) blowing against the rider’s body and his bike (Resultant Apparent Wind), the resistance to wind would simply be the sum of the two forces mentioned above. In the case of a time trial race, the speed produced by the athlete (MMV) is so high as to rotate the Apparent Wind almost frontally. That’s why TT frames have the characteristic drop-shape design on all tubing. At a slower speed, instead, the rider’s speed is likely to produce a wind rotated more laterally, making useless the traditional drop-profi les. In the study, with the help of acquisition of wind data during a stage race, we discovered a result of the YAW typical angle of 4-8° for a time trial bike and 12-18° for a traditional bicycle (in the fl at stage, it can easily be around 90° – as in the case of a climb like Mt. Ventoux where there’s exposure to strong crosswinds at low speeds). This data was crucial to the design elements of the V1-R.

Specs:
  • Custom Ferrari/Colnago High Modulus Carbon lay up to make this a super light race frame set. The V1-R is the new super lightweight frame from Colnago designed for cyclists who are particular about their bike’sweight-to-performance ratio. It is made with the highest quality carbon fiber, selected in cooperation with Ferrari, which is why is we use the Cavallino logo on each frame. The frame is monocoque, with aerodynamic shaped tube sections, and full-carbon rear dropouts.The V1-R is the best monocoque frame produced in Colnago’s sixty year history.

Slope size frames only in the V1-R

New frame will be only in the Black on Black for the first shipment. White and the other trim colors on special order now.

Call Bill for details in the shop 530-823-2900

Colnago V1 R Frameset

Colnago just launched the V2 frame. So ave bigtime now on the V1-R. Colnago designed it for cyclists who are particular about their bike’s weight-to-performance ratio. It is made with the highest quality carbon fi ber, selected in cooperation with Ferrari, which is why is we use the Cavallino logo on each frame. The frame is monocoque, with aerodynamic shaped tube sections, and full-carbon rear dropouts. The V1-r is the best monocoque frame produced in Colnago’s sixty year history.
$3,149.99
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