Air is the evolution from the previous Arte 2.0 model. It represents an excellent blend between the shock-absorbing comfort of carbon with the responsive rigidity of aluminium, offering perfect performance for long days in the saddle.
|Number of gears:||20|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
The Air features a hydroformed 6000 series alloy front triangle with a polygonal cross section top tube and a hexagonal cross section down tube so to ensure confident handling and rigidity without sacrificing the smooth ride. The cable routing is external, making the frame less costly to produce, and the simple lines and understated glossy red finish compares favourably to vastly more expensive bikes.
The air comes equipped mainly with Shimano's 105 10 speed componentry meaning shifting is smooth every time and that braking performance is sharp and confidence inspiring - even in poor conditions (the calipers are Colnago's X-Brake 3). Shimano also provides the chainset (FC-R565) and comes in a compact, which helps to keep the overall cost of the bike down as well as meaning your climbing efforts can potentially last longer than on a 'standard' chainset bike too.
The bike spins on a pair of Shimano RS00 clincher wheels which are both reliable and smooth running and while they aren't the lightest or most expensive wheels you can buy they are certainly not out of place on a bike in this price range and they look simple and understated too which sits nicely with the rest of the package.
Colnago fit a Deda finishing kit throughout which is all perfectly suited to the bike and makes for a well appointed appearance. There are some Continental Ultra Sport 700x23c tyres and a Selle Italia saddle bringing together what really is a good looking, sensibly built bike.
For riders who want a road bike with proper racing roots, a dose of Italian flair and perhaps who don't want to follow the crowd the Colnago Air is a fine choice.
Each Colnago Air is prepared by our team of qualified mechanics, tested, tuned and carefully boxed before being sent to you.
Wiggle has a comprehensive range of road bikes to suit all types of cycling. Including racing bikes and triathlon racing bikes, along with a comprehensive range of ladies road bikes and mens road bikes for competitive racing or leisure cycling. Wiggle’s range of road racing bikes are lighter and faster than other styles of bikes making them the ideal choice for many different cycling activities. Available in standard sizes, Wiggle’s road bikes offer outstanding value for money across our extensive ranges.
Ernesto Colnago was born in Cambiago, a small rural village twenty kilometers east of Milano on February 9, 1932. Ernesto was just 13 years old, but to start work, he had to be at least 14. He changed the date on his working papers and so was hired as an assistant welder. It was 1954 when Colnago went out on his own in a tiny little workshop, his bicycles have been used by more than 100 professional team, 2,500 professional racers, who have won more than 7,500 wins worldwide. Champion riders of the caliber of Fiorenzo Magni, Gastone Nencini, Eddy Merckx, Giuseppe Saronni, Gianni Motta, Gibì Baronchelli, Michele Dancelli, Gianni Bugno, Oscar Freire, Johan Museeuw, Tony Rominger, Pavel Tonkov, Yaroslaw Popovych, Erik Zabel e Alessandro Petacchi, and many others, have ridden Colnago Bicycles to victory. As the great researcher and innovator he is, Colnago created the first frameset in carbon fibre in collaboration with Ferrari Engineering in 1986. The next year, the innovative straight-blade “Precisa” was created. In 1989, two years later, the dramatic Colnago “C35” emerged, an innovative monocoque carbon fibre frame in road racing & mountain bike versions. 1994 was a hallmark year when Colnago introduced the ground-breaking “C40” carbon fibre frameset for his 40th anniversary and still a reference point today. No other frame has won as much as the Colnago C40: 5X Paris-Roubaix and many World Championships. In 2000 another remarkable model emerged from Colnago’s atelier: the limited edition CF1, created in collaboration with Ferrari that quickly became a major success. Next was the CF2 dual-suspension mountain bike in 2002. After ten years of success in every segment, Ernesto Colnago launched the “C50” in 2003. It was the Fiftieth Anniversary of his company, a brand that has become synonymous with the best bicycles the world over, synonymous with the best products Made in Italy. This new carbon fibre composite frame quickly found success in both the competition and sales arena. And for 2004, for the official anniversary of Colnago, a special collectors item bicycle was created, the “50th Anniversary”. Ernesto Colnago continues to dream about and create bicycles appreciated by riders passionate about cycling all over the world. Don’t ask Colnago which of his bicycles is the best: his answer is always the same. “I’ve made a lot of bicycles, but the most beautiful is the one that is yet to come.” For more info on Colnago please feel free to view Bike Radar's article on them.
|Size Guide (Colnago Air Road Bikes)|
|Frame Size||Rider Height (cm)||Inside Leg (cm)|
|42cm||156 - 157||66 - 69|
|45cm||157 - 163||69 - 71|
|48cm||163 - 168||71 - 73|
|50cm||168 - 173||73 - 76|
|52cm||173 - 178||76 - 78|
|54cm||178 - 183||78 - 81|
|56cm||183 - 188||81 - 83|
|'Size matters! That's why at Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order against measurements supplied by you to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!'|
|Seat Tube Length (C/T):||Ps||433||463||493||513||533||553||573||593|
|Top Tube Length:||Os||492||502||517||526||536||552||569||580|
|Seat Tube Length (C/C):||Pccs||390||410||440||460||480||500||525||540|
|Seat Tube Offset:||Scs||98||104||117||127||137||147||156||160|
|Seat Tube Angle (deg):||Sc||75.5||75||75||74||73.5||73||73||73|
|Head Tube Length:||Hs||119||122||129||147||164||176||183||203|
|Effective Seat Tube Length:||P||510||515||520||540||560||580||600||620|
|Top Tube Length (Hor):||O||510||518||530||540||550||565||580||590|
|Unless specified, all measurements are in millimetres.|
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