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

Hi Bill!

OMG!!!! It isbeyond beautiful!!! Completely worththe wait, I am shocked!

Thank you so much for sending it so quick, it is on theway to my local bike shop. Ireceived it at 8:30AM EST!!!

I am soooooo thrilled, WOW, what a beautiful frame!!!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!

—Tracy Lectka

Colnago Materials

There is no one perfect material for a Colnago bicycle frame. All have advantages and disadvantages. A very strong material might be very light, but fatigue too quickly for the repeated stresses of cycling. Or it might be simply too expensive for some riders’ budget. At Colnago we use a range of materials to balance these factors.

The immense strength and versatility of Colnago carbon fiber has made it the most popular material for top-quality road racing bicycles. We use Toraya carbon fiber in a variety of grades and types according to the specific requirements of the frame or component.

Our one-piece (monocoque) frames use pre-preg carbon cloth, laser-aligned in a mould and heated under pressure to form a seamless, strong, light unit.

The first Colnago bicycles were made from steel and so steel is still close to our heart. The Colnago Master X-Lite’s Columbus DT15V tubing gets its strength from chromium, molybdenum and vanadium alloying elements and is butted and shaped to our exact specifications.

Aluminum is a great material for less expensive frames. Its low density and relatively high strength for its cost allow it to be built into light, rigid frames that meet the needs of a wide range of riders. With the addition of carbon fiber stays and fork it can be tuned for comfort.

Colnago takes advantage of recent advances in aluminium tubing, using hydroforming to shape and strengthen tubes in crucial areas such as the head tube and bottom bracket.

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

“Bill, I assembled the bike last Saturday and rode about 10 miles. The winds were in excess of 25 MPH so it wasn’t a real enjoyable venture. The bike on the other hand was great. I really enjoyed the blue tooth shifting, the bike geometry is a smooth ride, the Garmin is fun, the pedals/clips work great, etc. I’m happy with the purchase of this bike. And I’m glad I had the opportunity to do business with you. Once I get some miles under my belt, I’d like to have you make some tuning adjustments such as the seat, etc, either when you’re in LA or this summer I’ll stop by the store in Auburn. Thanks again.”

—Mike Molesworth

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  • Bicycle Emporium
  • 483 Grass Valley Highway
  • Auburn, California 95603
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