Bicycle Emporium

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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

“A true Euro shop that we veloist’s in Northern California are thankful to have. Thanks to Bubba and the crew for their ongoing quality inventory and service.”

—Jon H

Cycle trip to Italy with B.E.

April 11, 2019

Bicycle Emporium is proud to lead our first organized trip this season in al’ Italia. We’ll check out the great lakes of Italy and get a chance to see the Colnago factory in Cambiago. I’ve been cycling the Veneto region of Italy for 30 years and there is no place like it. Check out our […]

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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

“Thanks for the cool treatment yesterday Bubba!!! It is always a pleasure to get to come see you, Bike shifts great and I look good again!”

—Rick P

Cycle trip to Italy with B.E.

Bicycle Emporium is proud to lead our first organized trip this season in al’ Italia. We’ll check out the great lakes of Italy and get a chance to see the Colnago factory in Cambiago. I’ve been cycling the Veneto region of Italy for 30 years and there is no place like it. Check out our […]

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  • 483 Grass Valley Highway
  • Auburn, California 95603
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