One of the most successful racing bike builders in history!
Master of Innovation
Ernesto Colnago was a racer in his earlier years, and later served as the team mechanic for the famous Molteni Team and cycling’s most famous son – Eddy Merckx. Always an innovator, arguably sometimes for effect as much as efficiency, Colnago has established itself as a legend in cycling.
Instead of following his family’s farming business Ernesto chose to work in the cycle trade, taking up road racing before eventually being employed as a mechanic for the Molteni team of Belgian legend Eddy Merckx.
Colnago have over 55 years experience of building superb bikes, Colnago’s heritage is unsurpassed.
From the very first bicycles to bear the Colnago logo in 1954, to classics such as the Master and modern landmarks like the C50 and EPS, Colnago has been deeply committed to advancing the racing bicycle.
The commitment comes from a deep love for the excitement and energy of racing, a love that goes back to the racing career of the young Ernesto Colnago. A competitive youngster, Colnago realised his talents really lay in building frames and supporting riders as a master mechanic. The story of Colnago bicycles and the story of Colnago’s connections with racing are therefore deeply interwoven.
Colnago has always innovated the design and construction of our bicycles to give our riders a competitive edge.