Nude carbon masterpiece celebrates 64 years of Colnago bikes
F abio Aru has been racing on the C64, the latest frame to emerge from the cloisters of Italy’s pre-eminent framebuilder, Colnago, in 2018. At the Tour of the Alps, Aru’s bike had hardly a lick of paint over the attractive unidirectional carbon finish, to save precious weight – just some flashes to highlight the striking head-tube lugs and the re-engineered fork, both of which Colnago claims improve rider comfort. As this was the bike the Sardinian would ride at the Giro, the steerer tube still had spacers on while he finalised his position. The chief mechanic had also inserted little brass screws into the brake levers to reduce their return and so make them easier for Aru to grip. Colnago claim they have shaved more than 200g off the previous top-level frame, the C60. This has been achieved by shaving weight around the head-tube and seat-stay cluster and by opting for a UD carbon finish, rather than a 3k weave. The bike was built with Italian components: Super Record EPS groupset, Deda Elementi cockpit, Prologo saddle and Vittoria tyres.