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Colnago V2-R

The new V2-R is Colnago’s top-of-the-line carbon fibre monocoque frame. In common with Colnago’s other top level framesets, the level of finish and quality of construction is second to none.  And it is all delivered with the style and class that has become synonymous with “Colnago Cool”.

Designed to deliver light weight, ultra-responsive power transfer and aerodynamics, the V2-R is a high-quality bicycle capable of handling all types of road terrain. It is based on its predecessor, the V1-R, but it boasts some new details that improve its performance even further.

2019 Colnago V2-R Colours

The weight remains unchanged from the V1-R at 835 grams for a medium sized frame, and the same type and construction of carbon fibre was also used. The lateral rigidity of the bottom-bracket is however increased by 13%, and by 4% at the head-tube, thanks to a new lay-up  – making the V2-r even stiffer and brilliant during acceleration.

From an aesthetic point of view, the integrated seat clamp is a feature that gives the frame cleaner lines, and the top-tube/head-tube junction has also been redesigned. Cable-routing is internal and central – through the top of the top-tube in the same manner as on the Colnago Concept. Both front and rear brakes are direct-mount, with the rear located at the top of the rear triangle for reliable performance and ease of maintenance.

Available for both rim and disc brakes, the V2-r also has increased clearance for up to 28c tyres and modern wide rims.

Colnago V2-R Geometry

Like the C64, the Colnago V2-R offers a balanced riding position that has been evolved by Colnago over many years to be suitable for distance riding, road racing, Alpine climbing – the lot.   It is a true racing bike but not one that throws you into a position that will leave you fatigued before you are even half way round your century ride.

There’s excellent power transfer through the stiff bottom bracket and not a hint of flex in the frame under load. It feels super-planted too and you can pilot it confidently through tight curves on fast downhill runs. The Colnago V2-R feels like a bike that wants to go fast. Editor’s Choice – Cycling Weekly

Colnago V2-R Highlights


To maximize aerodynamics and integration, Colnago used a special seat post for the new V2-R. Using the proven forged aluminum head used on the models currently in production, a small diameter tube (about 27.2 mm) has been designed and constructed to provide comfort.  The aerodynamic profile (also with a truncated profile – matching the seat-tube) guarantees the best aerodynamic performance.  The seat clamp integrated in the top-tube helps make the lines even cleaner.


Greater comfort


Both front and rear brakes are direct-mount. The main advantage of this comes from ideal integration, both structural and aerodynamic, with the frame and fork. In terms of performance, it translates to a lightweight, rigid and more powerful system, with superior aesthetic cleanliness.


Frame stiffness and strength
Greater braking power


The V2-R uses Colnago’s TF82.5 standard. It combines the reliability and practicality of a threaded (BSA) bottom bracket, the width and the great rigidity of the PressFit standard.  Inside the bottom bracket juncture there is an aluminum threaded sleeve in which two lightweight alloy cups are treaded into.  Within these, the bearings are pressed – removable when needed. The TF82.5 standard is compatible with all PressFit 86.5 (BB86) bearings.


Stiffness/Power Transfer
Better reliability
Ease of maintenance
Longer frame life


The V2-R uses carbon monocoque dropouts, with an internally-mounted, replaceable derailleur hanger. The advantages in terms of strength, weight and longevity are significant.


Resistance to wear
Lower weight
Longer frame life

COLNAGO V2-R – Example Builds

All Colnago bikes arrive with us initially as bare framesets, which we can custom build to your own unique specification.  You may already have a very clear idea of exactly what you would like, but if you are still working through options and playing with ideas we are only too happy to offer our advice on what would work well with the particular frameset and style of riding you have in mind.  Below are a couple of sample builds, simply for illustration.


  • Frameset: 2019 Colnago V2-R (standard colour)
  • Groupset:  Shimano Ultegra 22sp (choice of ratios)
  • Finishing Kit:  Deda SuperZero cockpit, Selle Italia SLR saddle
  • Wheelset:  Hunt 36 Carbon Wide Aero with Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed tyres


  • Frameset: 2019 Colnago V2-R (standard colour)
  • Groupset:  Campagnolo Chorus 22sp (choice of ratios)
  • Finishing Kit:  Deda SuperZero cockpit, Selle Italia SLR saddle
  • Wheelset:  Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon UST

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