Previously Colnago has aligned itself with motorsport, Ferrari and Maranello, however with its newest limited-edition bike it seems to have modified route and is heading for the catwalks of Milan.
Colnago has collaborated with Italian luxurious shoe model Tod’s to create the Tod’s T Bike. In Colnago’s phrases: “Two of the highest Made in Italy manufacturers united for a challenge that embraces city mobility and celebrates the Italian way of life.”
In response to Colnago, “Tod’s T Bike… interprets the will for sustainable mobility with model and displays Colnago’s want to transcend the normal horizons of high-performance biking to discover new languages and new situations.”
The bike is restricted to 70 items, will value £14,500 and can also be out there to buy in Bitcoins.
Beneath the racing inexperienced and tan orange paint is a Colnago G3-X, which is Colnago’s gravel bike (and isn’t truly made in Italy).
Why a gravel bike and never the brand new and way more ‘boutique’ Colnago C68 (opens in new tab) that truly is made in Italy? Colnago says: “As a result of it’s appropriate for masking asphalted sections, but in addition for using on gravel roads or extra rugged terrain, making it a superbly multifaceted automobile to characterize a singular answer, the basic “all-rounder” bike, additionally ideally suited for city and commuting use.”
Additional: “Tod’s T Bike desires to characterize all this, bringing collectively the racing soul of Colnago with a “go well with” tailor-made for Tod’s when it comes to style, graphics and parts.”
Colnago says for the “go well with” – or construct – it has chosen “with the utmost care” from among the most prestigious Made in Italy manufacturers: the groupset is Campagnolo Ekar 13-speed (opens in new tab), the wheels are the brand new Campagnolo Levante (opens in new tab) shod with Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H tyres. The stem and handlebar are Deda Elementi, saddle and tape are Brooks, which is after all a British model however is now owned by Selle Royal.
Just like the C68, the Tod’s T Bike additionally advantages from the blockchain technology developed with Colnago’s technical partner MyLime (opens in new tab). An RFID tag is linked to the bike body and grants entry to the data within the bike’s digital passport by means of a smartphone app that’s linked to the blockchain. Colnago says the transparency provided by the blockchain answer will lend absolute traceability and can make sure the bicycle’s worth over time. And aiming to counter criticism of blockchain expertise’s large vitality consumption, Colnago says numerous blockchain applied sciences have been evaluated for a way they promote sustainability and one has been chosen that greatest minimises the usage of intensive computing sources for block validation.
The Tod’s T Bike can be previewed tonight in Milan in the course of the Salone del Cell 2022 on the unique Tod’s boutique in through Montenapoleone and can be out there for pre-order ranging from 13 June on Tods.com (opens in new tab) and in a choice of Tod’s mono-brand boutiques, worldwide.
In Might 2021 LVMH elevated its stake in Tod’s to 10%, fuelling hypothesis of a future takeover. LVMH is Moet, Hennessy and Louis Vuitton, the group whose personal fairness arm, L Catterton, purchased Pinarello in 2016.
Colnago in the meantime is now majority owned by Chimera Investments LLC (opens in new tab), an Abu Dhabi based mostly funding fund.