Colnago V1-R Road Frameset - Give us a call for the best price anywhere
Colnago V1-R Road Frameset - Give us a call for the best price anywhere


From £123.75 P/M


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The V1-r is the frame from Colnago designed for cyclists who are particular about their bike’s weight-to-performance ratio. It is made with the highest quality carbon fiber, selected in cooperation with Ferrari, which is why is we use the Cavallino logo on each frame. The frame is monocoque, with aerodynamic shaped tube sections, and full-carbon rear dropouts.
The V1-r is the best monocoque frame produced in Colnago’s sixty year history.

All the tube shapes on this frame, including the fork legs and the rear triangle, have been tested and studied in the wind tunnel to minimize drag.


All of the V1-R’s tubes, including the fork blades and the seat stays, have a special shape optimized in the wind tunnel to make the V1 even faster. The profiles are derived from the NACA (set of foils, and have been heavily revised to be optimized for the speed of a bicycle then truncated to better respond to the demands of the UCI regulations and structural requirements. Unlike the K-Zero, our benchmark for frame aerodynamics, the V1-R has truncated tube profiles, i.e. with a drop-shaped front leading edge and a cut tail. Colnago strongly believes that a bicycle requires a balance between the aerodynamic and structural strength, particularly important is the lateral stiffness of a frame, and this is strongly tied to the thickness dimensions of tube sections. The main characteristic of this cut-off profile is the increased lateral stiffness, compared to the equivalent full profile, thanks to the action of the rear plane. It’s also a considerable weight savings and a lower aerodynamic resistance in the case of side wind, due to the phenomenon of “deadlock” – found more often with complete profile tubes. To better understand the choice of a truncated airfoil profile instead of a traditional teardrop, it is necessary to analyze the speed of standard use of the two types of bicycles and their related components. The phenomenon by which every aerodynamic consideration must start is directly related to the actual speed of the rider. Riding the bike, even on a windless day, it is easy to perceive that some air hits the body (Man Made Wind). If you also add the real wind (True Wind) blowing against the rider’s body and his bike (Resultant Apparent Wind), the resistance to wind would simply be the sum of the two forces mentioned above. In the case of a time trial race, the speed produced by the athlete (MMV) is so high as to rotate the Apparent Wind almost frontally. That’s why TT frames have the characteristic drop-shape design on all tubing. At a slower speed, instead, the rider’s speed is likely to produce a wind rotated more laterally, making useless the traditional drop-profiles. In the study, with the help of acquisition of wind data during a stage race, we discovered a result of the YAW typical angle of 4-8° for a time trial bike and 12-18° for a traditional bicycle (in the flat stage, it can easily be around 90° – as in the case of a climb like Mt. Ventoux where there’s exposure to strong crosswinds at low speeds). This data was crucial to the design elements of the V1-R.


The V1-R’s fork is also a new concept, designed and structured to support the integrated front brake body. It has a double hole to accommodate the dual pivot system for direct mounting. The brake is thus more rigid, powerful, and aerodynamic. The design also incorporates the shapes of the other tubes with the truncated profiles. The base measures 1 “1/4, while the remainder is 1 1/8”. A valuable detail is the conical carbon fiber head, on which is located the headset bearing. Tolerances allow the mounting of tires up to a maximum size of 28 mm. Also; as with all Colnago forks, the dropouts are made of aluminum.

• Better aerodynamics

• Rigidity
• Lighter weight


One of the most striking features of the V1-R is the adoption of a new standard for the breaking system: the BR-1 using direct mount brakes. The main advantage of this brake is a better integration, both structural and aerodynamic, with the frame and fork. In terms of performance, this translates into a system that is stiffer (and therefore more powerful), lighter, and with cleaner aesthetics. Shimano offers these new brakes in the 105, Ultegra and Dura-Ace series. For the customer wishing to use SRAM or Campagnolo components, we have also developed our own brake, which will be available with the frame.

• Stiffer
• Better aerodynamics
• More stopping power
• BR-1 dual pivot


Another major innovation found on the V1-r is represented by the use of carbon fiber monocoque dropouts and a new internally mounted replaceable derailleur hanger. The advantage in terms of strength and weight are significant compared to previous designs. Integrated into the right dropout is access for the rear derailleur cable, perfectly suited for either mechanical and electronic shifting components.

• Stiffer
• Stronger
• Lighter


For the maximum integration and aerodynamics, Colnago offers the new V1-r with a special, dedicated seatpost. Using the proven forged aluminium head of the models currently in production.  With close attention to detail, Colnago designed. The post with a smaller cross section (approx. 27.2 mm) for maximum comfort and aerodynamic profile to match the frame’s tube shapes to ensure maximum aerodynamic efficiency.

• More comfort
• More aerodynamic advantage


To increase the rigidity of this portion of the frame, without increasing the thickness of the tube walls and, consequently, frame weight, the V1-r uses tubes with larger sections. Therefore, the width of the bottom bracket area has also been increased. Colnago assessed all the standards currently on the market prior to this design’s debut. The “BSA” standard is good for reliability, but is too old compared to the technical evolution used to develop  the V1-r. None of the PressFit systems available met the needs of reliability and durability required by the V1-r. Reluctant to compromise, Colnago has decided to take the best of both technical solutions – the reliability and practicality of a threaded bottom bracket (BSA), and the width and rigidity which characterizes the standard press-fit. So, Colnago introduced the Threadfit82.5 patented proprietary standard. Compatible with all the Pressfit 86.5 BB versions, the Threadfit82.5 adds two new cups that are easily removable – significantly adding to the longevity of the frame.

List of bottom brackets of the major manufacturers, compatible with V1-r frame.
Campagnolo: Ultra torque Os-fit 86.5 x 41 – Shimano: SM-BB92-41B, SM-BB72-41B
Sram: Pressfit 86 Gxp road – Fsa: BB86 cups – Rotor: UBB BB86 4130 (30mm axle), UBB BB86 4124 (24mm axle)
For not listed brands, refer to the specifications of the individual producer.
V1-r frame Is compatible with the standard Pressfit 86.5 (diameter 41mm cups).

• More stiffness
• Better reliability
• Ease of maintenance
• Increased life span of the frame


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