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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

“Hey Bill – Just want to tell you how much I LOVE my C59 Di2 that you got for me….to say it’s changed my life would be an understatement…We had a Gila Monster Fun Ride thru’ the mountains last week and my bike passed everyone on the worst 3 mile climb whether I wanted her to or not!!! So I saw this frame on line and wondered if you can get it in a 50s….matte black with neon metallic green – I want to take my Di2 components off my Cervelo RS and sell that frame cause I don’t think I’ll ever ride anything but a C59 again…thanks so much for your help in taking my riding to the next level….you were great!!!!”

—Janey Katz

Cycle trip to Italy with B.E.

April 11, 2019

Bicycle Emporium is proud to lead  organized trips this season in al’ Italia. We’ll check out the great lakes of Italy. We’ll tour and cycle around Como, Lago d’ Garda, and Lago d’ Orta,   You’ll get a chance to see the Colnago factory in Cambiago where the magic of cycling happens. I’ve been cycling the […]

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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

“You build a beautiful bike…ride it every day..thanks”

—Bruce

Cycle trip to Italy with B.E.

Bicycle Emporium is proud to lead  organized trips this season in al’ Italia. We’ll check out the great lakes of Italy. We’ll tour and cycle around Como, Lago d’ Garda, and Lago d’ Orta,   You’ll get a chance to see the Colnago factory in Cambiago where the magic of cycling happens. I’ve been cycling the […]

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