The Colnago C68 Gravel is a Bike Unlike Any Other.

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The C68 Gravel stands as the pinnacle of gravel biking, a masterpiece merging Colnago’s technological prowess with timeless Italian craftsmanship.

CAMBIAGO, Italy (February 1, 2024) – Unveiled in Cambiago, Italy, on February 1, 2024, the new C68 Gravel epitomizes the seamless blend of modern engineering and enduring Italian artistry. Whether traversing the White Roads of Tuscany or tackling rugged gravel paths, this bike is a steadfast companion, transcending mere functionality to embody a powerful work of art. It continues the legacy of excellence, beauty, and performance set forth by Colnago’s esteemed C-Series bicycles.

That’s why the C68 Colnago is a gravel bike unlike any other.

Colnago C68 Gravel. Photo courtesy Colnago.

A modular frame for a gravel bike unlike any other

Crafted entirely in Italy by skilled artisans, the C68 Gravel isn’t just a bike; it’s a testament to Italian craftsmanship, meticulously designed for cyclists seeking the ultimate riding experience. It caters to those who crave the thrill of speed on challenging terrain while demanding a bike with soul and heritage. 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.

Colnago C68 Gravel. Photo courtesy Colnago.

The C68 Gravel is part of the C-Series, a range dedicated to handmade Italian tradition and exclusive design. It joins other models like the C68 Road, C68 Titanium, and C68 Allroad, each crafted with the same philosophy of achieving the perfect balance between compliance and performance.

The C-Series range is made of:

  • C68 ROAD – This model is oriented to pure road performance.
  • C68 TITANIUM – 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.
  • C68 GRAVEL – 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.

Colnago C68 Gravel. Photo courtesy Colnago

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.

Gravel-specific geometries

Featuring gravel-specific geometries, the C68 Gravel boasts a shorter reach and higher stack compared to its road counterpart, ensuring optimal handling on any terrain. With extensive tire clearance up to 42mm, it offers versatility for various riding conditions, from dirt roads to off-road trails. Thanks to this flexibility, your journey, whether on a dirt road or an off-road trail, will have no boundaries.

The bike’s frame construction combines modern monocoque aesthetics with the advantages of lugged construction, resulting in greater flexibility and a more comfortable riding experience. It features the CC.01 Wide cockpit, specially designed for gravel riding, and a revised seat post clamp for enhanced performance.

Compatibility

The C68 Gravel prioritizes compatibility and clean aesthetics, compatible with most drivetrain brands and configurations as long as they feature DISC and internal cable routing. It can accommodate electronic and mechanical groupsets with one chainring (1x).

Rigorously and Proudly Made in Italy

Proudly made in Italy, like the rest of the C-Series, the C68 Gravel embodies the essence of Italian Cycling Excellence, combining tradition and innovation in every detail. 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.

Available in stunning green and high-gloss black color schemes, it offers various groupset and wheelset options to suit different preferences and riding styles.

Commercial Info

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

CONFIGURATION USD (MSRP)  EURO (RRP)  GBP (RRP) 
C68 Gravel – Frameset $  7,100.00 €  5,935.00 £  5,269.00
C68 Gravel – SRAM Red XPLR, ZIPP 303S Wheels $ 13,199.95 € 12,010.00 £ 11,099.99
C68 Gravel – SRAM Force XPLR, Fulcrum Rapid Red 500 $  9,599.95 €  8,690.00 £  8,099.95
C68 Gravel – Shimano GRX 822 1X, Fulcrum Rapid Red 900 $  7,995.95 €  7,250.00 £  6,899.95

 

Colors and set-ups available

The bike will be available in two colour schemes; a beautiful green and a high-gloss black.

Colnago C-68 Gravel in a beautiful shade of green (HGGR). Photo courtesy Colnago.

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

 

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