Rarity from the Colnago archive

23 Jun


Whilst visiting Colnago this year in Cambiago, I was shown this astonishingly rare frame from the Colnago archive. It was originally made for a certain Mr Rasmussen back in 2004 when he was riding for Team Rabobank. This ‘Mountain Special’ prototype carbon fibre frame. It was the first sub 1000g frame. Colnago obtained a special limited production of high modulus carbon fibre from ATR, who were an exclusive composite material supplier in Italy. This brought the total weight of the bike to 6.84kg, which was extremely cutting edge at the time. Please see below the full specifications and a couple of photographs of the complete bike. The first generation Extreme C !

Specifications of the full build

Frame : Colnago C-50 HP Mountain Prototype
Size : 55cm (c-c) seat tube 57 cm (c-c) top tube
Cranks : Shimano Dura-Ace 175mm
Bars : Cinelli 44 x 130 RAM integrated
Wheels : Shimano Dura-Ace tubular prototype.

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