The Colnago CLX 2.0 2011 Road Bike Frameset has the same Colnago features as their top of the range carbon frames, but comes in at a more competitive price. It underlines how Colnago apply cutting edge technology to bicycles that are available to every kind of market. Weighing just a little more than the CX-1 the CLX 2.0's monocoque carbon frame offers superb performance, guaranteed by an alfa carbon one-piece front triangle. The main tubes, with stiffening ribs on the top tube and down tube, combined with carbon fibre fork and leaf shaped seatstays, provide the lateral rigidity and improved road vibration absorption.
There is no one perfect material for a bicycle frame. All have advantages and disadvantages. A very strong material might be very light, but fatigue too quickly for the repeated stresses of cycling. Or it might be simply too expensive for some riders' budget. At Colnago they use a range of materials to balance these factors. The immense strength and versatility of carbon fibre has made it the most popular material for top-quality road racing bicycles. Colnago use Toraya carbon fibre in a variety of grades and types according to the specific requirements of the frame or component. Their one-piece monocoque frames us pre-preg carbon cloth, laser-aligned in a mould and heated under pressure to form a seamless, strong, light unit.