Colnago Strada SL 105 Bike 2016
Colnago Strada SL 105 Bike 2016
Not All Race Bikes Are Carbon
In the road scene, aluminum has somewhat struggled to find its identity, whereas steel, carbon, and even titanium have always had their strong share of loyal fans. Up until recently, aluminum has been largely used as the foundational material for bikes that aim to achieve a worthy strength-to-weight ratio while keeping the expense far below that of carbon fiber. Today, aluminum is beginning to come into its own, and the Colnago Strada SL is helping it get there.
Through their cutting-edge hydroforming shaping technique, Colnago has been able to meticulously form the tubes in order to achieve a much improved vertical shock absorption and greater torsional stiffness while also reducing weight, kissing the days of excessively unforgiving and lifeless aluminum frames goodbye. To take the Strada SL’s plushness a step further, a carbon bladed fork is used to comply with the frame’s tapered headtube, providing a more controlled ride that knows how to tame the roughness of the road. Supplementing the chic ride quality of the specifically formed tubes and carbon fork is the aggressive, race-based geometry and the all reliable Shimano 105 drivetrain.
- Hydroformed aluminum frame offers exceptional vertical shock absorption and greater torsional stiffness.
- Carbon bladed fork reduces weight and smoothens out the road vibration.
- Race geometry puts the rider in a more aggressive position for more agility and speed.
- Shimano 105 drivetrain delivers Ultegra-esque performance.
|Frame||Colnago Strada SL, Hydroformed aluminum|
|Fork||Colnago Street Carbon|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 5800|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105 5800|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105 5800|
|Crankset||Shimano 105 5800, 50/34|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 5800, 11-28|
|Brakes||Colnago X-Brake 3|
|Wheelset||Colnago Artemis CW28CL|
|Tires||Continental Ultra Sport, 700x25c|
|Handlebar||Deda RHM EL|
|Saddle||Selle Italia Q-Bik|
|Intended Use||Race, Sport|
|Weight||19.22 lbs (52cm)|
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||50 cm||52 cm||54 cm|
|A: Seat Tube Length||513
|B: Effective Top Tube||540
|E: BB Height||-||-||-|
|F: BB Drop||-||-||-|
|G: Head Tube Length||147
|H: Head Tube Angle||-||-||-|
|I: Seat Tube Angle||73.99°||73.57°||72.83°|
|J: Standover Height||-||-||-|
|K: Chainstay Length||406
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