Colnago C68 Gravel
February 1, 2024
Unlike Any Other
We are pleased to introduce you to the C68 Gravel, the model that will complete the C68 platform. The C68 Gravel is the ultimate gravel bike, a masterpiece that embodies the perfect fusion of Colnago technology and timeless Italian craftsmanship, seamlessly continuing the legacy of excellence, beauty and performance embodied by our esteemed C Series bicycles.
Cambiago, Italy, 1 of February 2024 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Colnago is thrilled to unveil the C68 Gravel, a masterpiece that embodies the perfect fusion of contemporary engineering and timeless Italian craftsmanship. Whether your journey unfolds the White Roads of Tuscany rather than the wildest gravel roads, this gravel machine is your steadfast companion. It’s more than a mere bicycle; it’s a true, powerful work of art, seamlessly continuing the legacy of excellence, beauty and performance embodied by our esteemed C Series bicycles.
That’s why the C68 Colnago is a gravel bike unlike any other.
A modular frame for a gravel bike unlike any other
The Colnago C68 Gravel is the purest Colnago philosophy applied to the gravel world; it is a modular gravel bike entirely made in Italy, crafted by hand.
The C68 Gravel isn’t a mere gravel bike, it’s the epitome of Italian craftsmanship, meticulously crafted for cyclists who seek the ultimate riding experience. For those who yearn for the thrill of pure speed on the wildest gravel roads – and everything in between, but also demand more than just a carbon frame – they seek a bike with a soul, steeped in heritage.
The production of the C68 gravel, being part of the C Series range, is undertaken exclusively in Italy, by skilled and experienced craftsmen. The knowledge gained from years of experience in frame construction is brought into the gravel segment.
Gravel, according to Colnago C Series – exalting Italian taste and riding enjoyment
The C68 Gravel represents a harmonious blend of modern engineering and timeless craftsmanship. The result is a frame that comes with the aesthetics of a contemporary monocoque while delivering the advantages of a lugged construction. The result of this technique of construction is a greater ﬂexibility, setting it apart from all others in the realm of high-end bicycles, which lead to an overall more comfortable riding experience.
This bike is the one that completes the C Series range, composed of several bikes all united by the same underlying philosophy, because they are designed for a certain type of rider, who seek for a beautiful and exclusive bicycle as well as wish to achieve the best balance between compliance and performance.
The C Series range is made of: C68 ROAD
This model is oriented to pure road performance.
The best possible riding experience thanks to a top-notch custom-sized carbon frame. C68 ALLROAD
This model widens the horizons of road cycling to dirt roads, with a tire clearance up to 35mm.
A bike intended for real oﬀ-road drop bar cycling.
C means Carbon, Colnago, Cambiago, Class. 68 represents how far Colnago has come since the year in which we were founded, 1954.
C Series models are dedicated to the handmade multi-part Italian tradition processes and to those who love road bikes with a unique and exclusive design.
The C68 Gravel has diﬀerent geometry than its road counterpart, the C68 Road, to achieve the perfect balance of compliance and performance, on any type of terrain, even on rugged terrain.
Hence, it comes with a shorter reach and higher stack than the C68 Road, oﬀering an optimal handling and setting, perfectly poised for challenging landscapes, while maintaining an overall aggressive setting.
The C68 Gravel oﬀers an extensive tire clearance that accommodates wheel widths up to 42mm (real tire width), in line with the fast gravel bikes standards. Thanks to this ﬂexibility, your journey, whether on a dirt road or an oﬀ-road trail, will have no boundaries.
In the C68 Gravel, the tube shape has been reﬁned for enhanced performance. Additionally, our commitment to excellence is shown with the CC.01 Wide cockpit, which is an enhanced version of the CC.01 specially designed for gravel, with a wider ﬂare. Finally, this bike comes with a revised seat post clamp, with improved tightening and enhanced rubber cover.
Compatibility and clean aesthetics are at the base of the C Series platform.
Therefore, C68 Gravel comes with the Colnago CC.01 Wide cockpit, but it is compatible with the majority of the drivetrain brands, models and conﬁguration, as long as the system is DISC and with internal cable routing.
The C68 Gravel can mount any type of electronic groupsets and mechanical groupsets with one chainring (1x).
Rigorously and proudly Made in Italy
Colnago takes immense pride in continuing to craft its exclusive C Series bicycles in Italy. That’s why also C68 Gravel is rigorously and proudly Made in Italy by our skilled artisans, which ensures that every ride embodies the essence of Italian Cycling Excellence.
The essence of each C Series bike is a fusion of tradition and innovation, an ode to the Italian dedication to the cycling world. The entire C68 range, including the Road, Allroad, and Gravel models, is a testament to the art of Italian craftsmanship. From the meticulous precision of carbon ﬁbre tube cutting to the ﬁnal assembly, our commitment to perfection is proudly realised in Italy, a nation renowned for its rich cycling heritage, unwavering passion and ﬁne manufacturing.
Suggested price in Europe (SRAM Red XPLR, ZIPP 303S wheels, Colnago CC.01 Wide integrated handlebar, Selle Italia Regal Short Open Fit CRB (Carbon) saddle, Pirelli Cinturato Gravel TLR 40mm): €12,010/ $13,199.95 in USD
C68 Gravel Frameset retails for €5,935/$7,100.00 USD
|C68 Gravel-SRAM Red XPLR, ZIPP303S Wheels
|C68 Gravel – SRAM Force XPLR, Fulcrum Rapid Red 500
|C68 Gravel – Shimano GRX 822 1X, Fulcrum Rapid Red 900
Colors and set-ups available
The bike will be available in two colour scheme:
The C68 Gravel will be available equipped with the following groupset options:
- Sram Red XPLR
- Sram Force XPLR
- Shimano GRX 822 1x
The C68 Gravel will be available equipped with the following wheelset options:
- ZIPP 303S
- Fulcrum Rapid Red 500
- Fulcrum Rapid Red 900
Media material and contacts
Colnago website: https://www.colnago.com/
Media contact: email@example.com
Colnago Ernesto & C. S.r.l., known as Colnago, is a manufacturer of high-end road-racing bicycles founded near Milano in Cambiago, Italy, in 1954. The company ﬁrst became known for high quality steel framed bicycles suitable for the demanding environment of professional racing, and later as one of the more creative cycling manufacturers responsible for innovations in design and experimentation with new and diverse materials including carbon ﬁbre, now a mainstay of modern bicycle construction. Among the many Colnago victories – 14 Grand Tours, 405 Grand Tour stages, 42 Classic Monuments, 27 World Championships, 18 Olympic Gold Medals – Tadej Pogačar won both the 2020 and 2021 editions of the Tour de France riding Colnago bikes.