The CLX 3.0 is Colnago's most popular road racing bicycle; the modern carbon fiber technology makes it accessible, Colnago dedication to quality makes it remarkable.
The CLX 3.0 frame is completely new for 2012; the monocoque front triangle has many new features: internal routing of the rear brake cable, new different section C-HS1 headset system and a new fork made to work perfectly in combination with the new headset. The square chainstays have been developed following the design outlook of the whole Colnago range, having a square shaped cross section to guarantee more stiffness for greater pedalling efficiency.
Professional riders have been riding Shimano Dura-Ace components with Di2 electronic shifting technology over the highest mountains, the worst cobbles and through the most extreme weather conditions imaginable.
Changing gears becomes easier, effortless and faster by simply touching the shift buttons. With the added benefits of an automatically trimming front derailleur, great accuracy plus easy installation and adjustment.
About Shimano Ultegra
New Ultegra has been developed significantly to offer a greater level of performance, offering many of the features from the top of the range Dura-Ace groupset. The design of the Ultegra 6700 series is centred largely around improved aerodynamics and weight saving with upgrades across each component. The most striking differences however are the HollowTech II chainset, and redesigned shifters with hidden cable routing, features previously exclusive to Dura-Ace.
With over 55 years of building superb bicycles, Colnago's heritage is unsurpassed, from the very first bicycles to bear the Colnago logo in 1954, to classics such as the Master and modern landmarks like the C50 and EPS, Colnago has been deeply committed to advancing the racing bicycle. Their commitment comes from a deep love for the excitement and energy of racing, a love that goes back to the racing career of the young Ernesto Colnago. As competitive youngster, Colnago realised his talents really lay in building frames and supporting riders as a master mechanic. The story of Colnago bicycles and the story of Colnago’s connections with racing are therefore deeply interwoven.
Colnago has always innovated in the design and construction the bicycles that bear his name, giving over 100 teams and 2500 professional riders a competitive edge that has led to more than 7500 race victories over the last 50 years, including Eddy Merckx' Hour Record in Mexico City
When advanced carbon fiber composite materials became available, Colnago was the first bicycle manufacturer to take full advantage of the possibilities they offered. Working with closely with Ferrari Engineering and the Politecnico di Milano to develop the Concept and the C35, the precursors of today’s carbon fiber bicycles. Colnago have been at the forefront of carbon composite technology ever since, maintaining a close working relationship with Ferrari and developing a proprietary carbon lug production technique.
But Ernesto Colnago is never satisfied. To him, the bicycle is a work of art, but it's a magnificent, unfinished masterpiece. "There is still a lot to do," he says. "There’s so much to improve on. I have every confidence that we can: you can feel it. You just have to want to!"