Colnago & Campagnolo – Great Partnerships!

27 Nov
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Great partnerships! As olive oil is to Pesto Genovese and a fine Barolo wine is to a mature Italian cheese, Colnago and Campagnolo are a marriage made in heaven! This exceptional frame maker has worked hand in hand with this Italian maker of fine components. Looking back over the decades, its a real treat to look at Colnago’s dating back to the 1950’s adorned with Campagnolo groupsets and accessories.
 

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This rich historic partnership takes us right up to the present day with Thomas Voeckler using the Campagnolo Super Record 11 groupset on his Colnago C59 which gave him that impressive stage win in the Tour de France.

 So, why do people feel so passionate about Colnago and Campagnolo? Some owners/riders feel a need to get a tatoo of the Campagnolo logo or Colnago Ace of Clubs on various parts of their bodies. What actually drives people to this ultimate statement of love? You don’t see people getting tattoo’s of  Mitsubishi or Ford on their body parts? No, because Colnago and Campagnolo go a further. They actually touch the inner depths of the rider/owner. Its as if they are in the person’s DNA.

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Its just incredible how these names evoke so much Passion and emotion from cyclist around the word. These are indeed the individual strengths of Colnago and Campagnolo, a time line throughout life which is passed onto the next generation of cyclists. Unique!

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The Vicenza component maker is often known as Campy by American fans. French riders call it “Campa” and the British say “Campag”, with a hard G at the end.

But how do you actually pronounce Campagnolo? There’s no point asking for that espresso macchiato and wearing Sidis if you can’t even talk about the gear on your bike. Thankfully you are only a click away from perfect pronunciation. Just click here.

In all seriousness, it doesn’t matter how you say things or how you ride. But since there’s a variety of pronunciation, I thought you might like to hear some audio from a native.

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