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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

“Congrats to you and Bill, you both work so hard to raise awareness to our sport in this community, it means so much to so many, thank you !!!

—Red Ride Ricky Painter

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 […]

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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

“I just wanted to say thanks and show the results of your hard work on Italian parts. It seems nobody deals with the older stuff now and I really appreciate the help.”

—Brian L

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 […]

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  • 483 Grass Valley Highway
  • Auburn, California 95603
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