Many enthusiasts ask why Colnago still uses lugged construction? The simple answer is it's unmatched ride quality. However It allows for more customization, better compaction, as well as providing second to none vibration dampening. Since the key is the ride, these elements offer lots of design options. Yes, everyone can work the outer shapes of a tube, and Colnago was one of the first proponents of non-round tube shaping, but with lugs, the interior of the frame tubes can be better manipulated and compaction of the material can be greater. The top, seat, and down tubes are square star-shaped tubes are wider than they are tall. They also change in size over the course of their lengths, getting bigger towards the bottom bracket as the top tube gets smaller toward the seat tube. And the tubing interiors are, thanks to Colnago's technology, ribbed as well, offering greater stiffness than the weight and ply orientation would suggest.
The chain stays, also thanks to working with tubes and lugs, also dramatically change shape, with a taper toward the dropout. The wishbone stays are flattened and tapered for better shock absorption.
What is so amazing about the C60, is that even though it might have the largest frame tubes Colnago has ever utilized, the ride quality is still entact. The classic comfort that Colnago is known for is undisturbed.
Many would argue that the C60 is not too much different than the C59. But if you look closely, Colnago wanted to move beyond the smaller-diameter threaded units of old, but didn't like the limitations of the larger-diameter new, so they created ThreadFit82.5. These are threaded, replaceable sleeves that fit a BB86 bottom bracket to the Colnago bottom bracket shell.
As is the case with most Colnagos, the C60 boasts Colnago's patented, semi-integrated headset. The internal lower, locking, external upper when combined with a tapered 1 1/8" to 1 1/4" carbon-fiber steerer works better, and is better in the event of a brutal crash—the headset can deform and the fork get replaced: easier than replacing the frame.
The C60 follows Colnago's recent trends of 31.6 seat post and switchable electronic/mechanical internally-routed shifting ports. It also follows Colnago's long-standing tradition of offering lots of frame sizes: fifteen stock sizes for the C60. The frameset comes with headset and fork.
As always, the flagship Colnago frames are handmade and painted in Cambiago Italy.