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, the Colnago brand is tightly linked with the advancement of the racing bike.
When advanced carbon fibre composite materials became available, Colnago was the first bicycle manufacturer to take full advantage of the possibilities they offered. Working with Ferrari Engineering and the Politecnico di Milano, the company developed the Concept and the C35, the precursors of today’s carbon fiber bicycles including the EPS and CX-1.
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!”