? Frame in 6000 series aluminium, with heat treated triple butted tubes, designed and developed in Colnago, made in Taiwan
? Available in 8 sloping sizes
? Front triangle with the exclusive Colnago shape that unites the advantages of the large tube sections with those of the longitudinal reinforced ribs.
? Wishbone: Curved shape in carbon fiber
? Chain stay with “Leaf” shape in carbon fiber
? Fork: Colnago Street carbon 1”1/8
?Seat post diameter: Ø31,6 mm
Strengths: Strength. I have had a couple of falls, with no sign of frame damage, apart froma few scratches. It's one solid bike.
Weaknesses: Weight - it's heavy and acceleration is slow compared with other full carbon bikes I have ridden
My first serious bike, did quite a bit of research but only test road one other, an orbea, before buying this (probably the name had a lot to do with it). I have done over 7000km and am happy with it. Though in the last few months I have taken to racing local crits and stuff and think that maybe this is not the best bike for this style of riding. Although way lighter than my prvious low spec road bike, it still weighs in at 9.5kg including bidon cages and pedals.
Hi guys, my dad is looking at a new bike and likes the ARTE, I don't know much about it other than its aluminum and carbon. Anyone ride one or got any thoughts on it?
He is taking one for a test ride on Saturday, other bikes he is looking at is a Pinarello FP2 and Argon Krypton.
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Got some pretty good pics from last week's crit. I got third after starting my sprint out of the last corner in 10th place with about 250 meters to go. I almost got the 2nd place rider at the line.
I'm not sporting the Zipp 404 on the rear because I trashed it at a race earlier this year and it is ... Read More »
Sierra Trading Post has some great deals sometimes. They have Colnago Arte, which is the lower end aluminum Colnago, Ultegra 10 and Mavic Aksiums for $1370 with free shipping. The problem is that they list the sizes available as 46 and 49 (this is a sloping frame), and everywhere I can find says ... Read More »
After my first ride on the Arte, I didn't think that there was much difference between the two frames. However, I was riding the Arte with Zipp 202's instead of the aluminum box style Campy rims that I have on the Cristallo right now. Day two, right after day one, I came home with somewhat numb hand ... Read More »