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.
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.
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.
Ease of maintenance
Longer frame life
CARBON REAR DROPOUTS:
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
Longer frame life