Bicycle Emporium

Certifications

Choose Bicycle Emporium for your Bike Service needs as our Mechanics are highly experienced and Certified in maintaining your high end gear all the way down to your kid’s bikes.

What Our Customers Are Saying

“Whether you’re a hard-core roadie or mtber…or if you can’t tell a derailleur from a handlebar…you’ll be treated right at Bicycle Emporium…they try hard to treat every customer with respect!”

—John C

Fall Italy tour with B.E and Your Cycling Italia.

August 20, 2019

We’ll we’re at it again, planning our 30th trip to Italy to cycle in the Veneto region.  We offer the best trips to Italy to see the Colnago factory,  eat the best foods, and cycle some of the best riding on the planet. Join us some time on a trip to Italy. Here’s a look […]

read more

Colnago Alfa Carbon

To achieve both stiffness and light weight, our alfa carbon process combines a one-piece molded front triangle with bonded chainstays and seatstays.

The carbon lay-up is tailored to each bicycle to give the correct ride qualities for its purpose. We also select the particular grade of carbon used to keep bicycles like the CLX 2.0 and Ace affordable.

For the Colnago CX-1 and Colnago CLX 2.0, the carbon lay-up has different thicknesses in the areas where most torque and stress are found – such as the bottom bracket and head tube areas – to ensure better stiffness, power transfer and handling.

Alfa carbon allows us to tune the ride in other ways too. The CX-1 and CLX 2.0 use curved seatstays to improve braking and handling under braking. The CX-1 uses rectangular oversize chainstays for maximum rigidity and precise tracking, while the CLX 2.0 adopts the classic leaf-shaped chainstay used on the EPS.

To keep alfa Colnago carbon frames light it’s necessary for the use of materials to be as efficient as possible. Carbon composites need only a minimal amount of resin to hold the fibers together. To minimise the amount of resin we use pre-impregnated carbon fiber cloth, aligned by laser and cured under very high pressure. This eliminates voids to reduce weight and increase strength.

All alfa carbon bicycles go through the same tough design and crash-testing process as our EPS and steel models. They dramatically exceed CEN standards.

Learn more about Colnago’s other carbon process Colnago Omega carbon

Certifications

Choose Bicycle Emporium for your Bike Service needs as our Mechanics are highly experienced and Certified in maintaining your high end gear all the way down to your kid’s bikes.

What Our Customers Are Saying

“Whether you’re a hard-core roadie or mtber…or if you can’t tell a derailleur from a handlebar…you’ll be treated right at Bicycle Emporium…they try hard to treat every customer with respect!”

—John C

Fall Italy tour with B.E and Your Cycling Italia.

We’ll we’re at it again, planning our 30th trip to Italy to cycle in the Veneto region.  We offer the best trips to Italy to see the Colnago factory,  eat the best foods, and cycle some of the best riding on the planet. Join us some time on a trip to Italy. Here’s a look […]

read more
  • Colnago
  • Trek
  • Elektra
  • BMX
  • SRAM
  • Campagnolo
  • Shimano
  • Mavic
  • THULE
  • Fox

Call Us Today

Hours

  • Mon-Fri 10 AM 6 PM PST
  • Sat 10 AM 5 PM PST
  • Sunday 11 AM 4 PM PST

Company

Location

  • Bicycle Emporium
  • 483 Grass Valley Highway
  • Auburn, California 95603
© 2019 Bicycle Emporium. All Rights Reserved.
  • Follow Us