Colnago C29 Italia Carbon Fiber 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike Spotted!
The folks at Pianeta Mountain Bike spotted a prototype Colnago C29 carbon hardtail 29er under sponsored riders at the recent Italian XC national championships.
The frame reportedly uses multiple types of fibers and uses a carbon lug construction common for Colnagos. Cable routing is all internal, headtube is tapered and it’s running a standard 68mm outboard bearing bottom bracket (hopefully not Italian threaded!). Frame weight is reported at 1,150g, not bad considering the construction, and word is it’ll be raced at the Olympics and should make its official debut at the fall trade shows.
The rear end gets an internally placed 140mm post mount brake setup with standard quick release, apparently at the request of the team for faster wheel changes during a race. More info and plenty of photos at the link, a couple of select pics below the break…