2011 Colnago C59 Italia KOM

Colnago C59 Italia KOM

We’ve just received word that the 2011 Colnago C59 Italia in KOM colors is now available for order. This paintjob is more limited than other and as such is more expensive, but for anyone who loves climbing mountains, it’s the one C59 to get.

Send us an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com to order yours.

2011 Colnago C590 150 Italia

Colnago C59 150 Italia

The Colnago C59 150 Italia is a special edition frameset that will be available at the end of the year. What makes it special is that it commemorates Italy’s unification and that it completely integrates the Shimano Dura Ace Di2 electronic group. This includes integrating the battery into the frameset. While prices have been reported as being as high as €15,000 for this frameset, I’m actually looking forward to see if they’ll offer this type of technology for their next Di2 framesets.

2011 Colnago C59 Italia

Close up of the downtube

The 2011 Colnago C59 Italia is a bit of an understated frame, but it definitely a great ride if you’re looking for stiffness and comfort. You could almost call it a sleeper, since it does use similar technology as the EPS and other Colnago models. As with the EPS, the C59 is handmade in Italy. None of the process has been outsourced to Asia. The C59 comes in a Di2 model for cyclists looking to install Shimano Dura Ace Di2.

SRAM Red-equipped C59s start out at around $6,100 USD, Campy Super Record 11 C59s start at around $7,000 USD. We’ve got access to the complete product lines of most of the component makers out there, so you can fit your C59 out anyway you want, from ultra-light carbon bits from AX-Lightness, to more traditional companies.

Send us an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com to order your Colnago C59.

2011 Colnago C59 Italia

Colnago C59

This year, the Colnago-sponsored pro teams on the Tour de France are riding the Colnago C59. Bike Radar just showed a few photos of it.

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