Saturday, March 11, 2006
Lightweight Cyclocross Bike #9: Marco's Colnago C50 is 13.16 pounds
Heres part two of the "one-two punch". Yesterday, I posted what I am touting as the lightest brakes ever made. Today, I'm posting what could be the lightest cyclocross bike ever made. Marco's 13.16 pound (5.970 kg) Colnago C50!!!! This thing is the essence of sweet. Its blingtastic even. Keep reading for specs...
At just a hair over 13 pounds, this is a fairly incredible bike. And although some very slight upgrades could still be made to this bike to lighten it under 13 pounds, this bike is so very cool.
I got this email from Marco:
I’m an Spanish CX racer. I’m every day thinking about make CX bikes as light as possible. I now have 5 CX bikes. Today my 5th bike was presented to the public, called “Team Monte Cerrao Evo V”. It’s a Colnago C50 cross frame with lighter parts. As you can see in the scale this bike weighs now 5.970kg. You can find two photos attached to this email.
Frame: Colnago C50 cross 54cm
Fork: Colnago cross
Headset: Extralite 1 1/8
Stem: Ritchey WCS 110mm titanium bolts
Bar: Schmolke Carbon 44cm
Shifter Right: Campagnolo Record
Brake lever left: Campagnolo Record (tuned)
Wheels: Extralite UltraClimb SPZ
Tires: Tufo Elites 32
Crank: Storck PowerArms 175mm with Fibre Lyte 39 tooth ring and Fibre Lyte Carbon Ring guard
Pedals: Crank Bross Egg Beater Triple Ti
BB: TA Axix Light Ti
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Chain: KMC X9 SL Gold
Cassette: Extralite 12-27 9v
Brakes: Spooky Carbon
Seatpost: New Ultimate
Saddle: San Marco Apside Carbon
Total weight: 13.16 pounds or 5.970 kg.
Thanks Marco, great contribution to the site! Wonderful work.
If you have a sub 18lb (8.16 kg) cyclocross bike, email it to me at