The Colnago V1-R Frame Set, the new frame from Colnago designed for cyclists who are particular about their bike’s weight-to-performance ratio. It is made with the highest quality carbon fiber, selected in cooperation with Ferrari, which is why Colnago use the Cavallino logo on each frame. The frame is monocoque, with aerodynamic shaped tube sections, and full-carbon rear dropouts.The Colnago V1-R Frame Set White Black (UNWH) is the best monocoque frame produced in Colnago’s sixty year history.
All the tube shapes on the Colnago V1-R Frame Set, including the fork legs and the rear triangle,have been tested and studied in the wind tunnel to minimize drag. The fork has been designed and structured to support the integrated front brake body. The main advantage of this brake is a better integration, both structural and aerodynamic, with the frame and fork. In terms of performance, this translates into a system that is stiffer (and therefore more powerful), lighter, and with cleaner aesthetics. Shimano offers these new brakes in the 105, Ultegra and Dura-Ace series. For the customer wishing to use SRAM or Campagnolo components, we have also developed our own brake, which will be available with the frame. Another major innovation found on the V1-R is represented by the use of carbon fiber monocoque dropouts and an internal replaceable derailleur hanger. The advantage in terms of strength and weight are significant compared to the equivalent solution adopted in the past on the M10. Inside the right dropout there is the hole for the rear derailleur cable, suited for both mechanical and electronic groupset.
To increase the rigidity of this portion of the frame, without increasing the thickness of the tube walls and, consequently, frame weight, the Colnago V1-R Frame Set, uses tubes with larger sections. Therefore, the width of the bottom bracket area has also been increased. Colnago assessed all the standards currently on the market prior to this design’s debut. The “BSA” standard is good for reliability, but is too old compared to the technical evolution used to develop the V1-r. None of the PressFit systems available met the needs of reliability and durability required by the V1-r. Reluctant to compromise, Colnago has decided to take the best of both technical solutions – the reliability and practicality of a threaded bottom bracket (BSA), and the width and rigidity which characterizes the standard press-fit. So, Colnago introduced the Threadfit82.5 patented proprietary standard. Compatible with all the Pressfit 86.5 BB versions, the Threadfit82.5 adds two new cups that are easily removable – significantly adding to the longevity of the frame