The Bike Collection – Colnago C40

The Bike Collection – Colnago C40

It seems that in every episode of this series Dave says “this is a really great bike” and nearly every one of them is a favorite of his. He not only enjoys each bike in the collection but he rides most of them a fair amount or loans them out to be ridden. Dave likes bikes, any kind, but spend some time talking through the collection with him and you’ll notice a change in his tone when it comes to Colnago bicycles. For the month of August 2016, we will take a look at four Colnago bicycles, beginning with the renowned C40.

The Colnago C40 was the first carbon fiber bicycle to truly exhibit the promise of the magic material in the pro peloton. Ridden as a test prototype in the 1993 Vuleta a Espana by Tony Rominger the bicycle quickly began to accumulate race wins and its position as the celebratory bicycle for Colnago’s 40th anniversary was easily cemented. The C40 remains one of the most iconic and desirable bicycles for collectors and race fans.

In this film, Dave recalls years of riding on his C40 and you can hear that beautiful tone of reverence in his voice. And that Cinelli stem, oh my…