Colnago AC-R Ultegra Disc Bike 2015
An entry level race bike made with affordability in mind
Colnago, one of the most prestigious names in cycling has been producing high quality bicycles since 1952, from a small workshop in Cambiago, Italy. Ernesto Colnago's top-level craftsmanship was known to be unique and beautiful. It also provided high performance that was highly sought after, even by the likes of Eddie Merckx, who went off to win a stage at the Milano-San Remo stage race, and also set the hour record in 1972 on a Colnago. To this day we still see world tour pro teams seeking the high performance, aesthetically detailed bikes and history that accompany a brand like Colnago. They are one of the last brands that stay true to their Italian roots, using materials handcrafted in Italy.
The ACR-1 is the "entry level" frame in the Colnago carbon range, but rest assured it will deliver the high quality and performance of its pricier siblings. Built from high quality monocoque carbon, it was designed to be in full compliance with the philosophy of the Colnago brand. The geometry on the ACR-1 was designed with high comfort and performance in mind to provide an unmatchable ride quality for a bike in its price range. The ACR -1 frame comes ready for an electronic group-set, in case you ever decide to make the upgrade.
The ACR-1 head tube has a conical shape, with a wider bottom with a diameter of 1 ¼" and a narrower top at 1 1/8". This gives greater strength and rigidity to the front end of the frame. The full carbon fork on the ACR-1 also deserves an honorary mention as it is one of the key parts of the frameset in which Colnago invested so much research and time into. The over-sized head provides improved control and increased stability that will come in handy in every situation you'll find yourself in while riding ya bike. It is also lighter, and better at absorbing road vibrations from the road, making it one of the key parts of the frame.
The rear triangle of the ACR-1 is basically composed of two forks, with one being connected to the bottom bracket and the other being connected to the seat tube. This provides maximum traction at the rear wheel, optimizing the feel and making it more rigid which is great for accelerations. The tire clearance fits up to 25mm tires.
Colnago AC-R Ultegra Disc Bike 2015 Features
- 100% Japan-sourced Toray carbon fiber frame and fork
- Vittoria Zafiro tires
- 11 spd Ultegra drivetrain
- Internal cable wiring
- Electronic ready
|Frame||100% Japan-sourced Toray carbon fiber|
|Fork||100% Japan-sourced Toray carbon fiber|
|Shifters||Shimano ST-RS685 hydraulic 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105 5800 11 spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 spd|
|Crankset||Shimano FC-RS500 50/34
Length: 42=165mm 45=170mm 48=170mm 50=172.5mm 54=172.5mm 56=175mmm 58=175mm
|Bottom Bracket||BSA threaded|
|Cassette||Ultegra 6800 11spd|
|Wheelset||Atermis CXD26 Disc|
Width: 42=42cm 48=42cm 50=44cm 54=44cm 56=46cm 58=46cm
|Stem||Deda Zero One
Length: 42=90mm 45=90mm 48=100mm 50=110mm 52=120mm 54=120mm 56=130mm 58=130 mm
|Saddle||Selle Italia X1|
|Intended Use||Race, Sport, Recreational, Urban Commuter|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
NOTE: Colnago bikes feature "Sloping" geometry. Please consider this when selecting a size. Riders will typically need to choose a frame 2 sizes smaller than a traditional frame. For personal help with sizing your new Colnago, give our Gear Advisors a call (888) 880-3811.
|Size||42 cm||45 cm||48 cm||50 cm||52 cm||54 cm||56 cm||58 cm|
|A: Seat Tube Length||420
|B: Effective Top Tube||491
|E: BB Height||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|F: BB Drop||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|G: Head Tube Length||124
|H: Head Tube Angle||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|I: Seat Tube Angle||75.6°||75.1°||74.5°||74.0°||73.57°||72.83°||72.72°||72.72°|
|J: Standover Height||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|K: Chainstay Length||398
1 year ago
I had to take the BB out and regrease. Other than that it's a really quiet ride & forgiving.
I'm really surprised Colnago put their name on the wheels. They're fine as far as riding, but they look really Alex-y and that's because they are. Yet Colnago puts a sticker on them. Whatever. I get it - it's an entry level Colnago but...
1 year ago
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