Colnago C40 MK1 1st Gen Art Decor – Mapei 1994
Frame: Colnago C40 model MK1 (1st Gen) Art Decor, carbon fiber profiled tubes, carbon fiber lugs
Fork: Precisa steel fork
Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 – 9 speed
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace – 170mm, 53/39
Stem: ITM Goccia – 110 mm
Handlebar: ITM Super Italia PRO-260 Racing Team
Hubs: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 – Cassette 9s 12-23t
Rims: Mavic SUP, 700C clinchers, 32 holes
Tires: Vittoria OPEN PRO TEAM
Seat Post: Colnago carbon – 27.2
Saddle: Selle Italia mod. Flite Titanium
Handlebar Tape: Cinelli
Pedals: Time carbon
Bottle cage: Elite Ciussi
Meausures – Size frame:
Seat Tube (c-c): 52.5 cm
Seat Tube (c-t): 54 cm
Top Tube (c-c): 54 cm
Head Tube: 12.5 cm
Steerer Tube (crown to top): 163 mm
BB: italian thread
Rear spacing: 130mm
Weight: frame with seat collar = 1360g, fork = 650g
Condition: The bike is in good condition. The original paint and decals are have just little signs of usage. The frame has no cracks, no dents and it is straight. All parts have been checked and they are working fine.
The C40 name originates from ‘C’ for Carbon and ’40’ in recognition of Colnago’s 40th anniversary (1954 to 1994). It was in production for approximately 10 years (1994 – 2004) and eventually superseded by the Colnago C50. Over the 10 years, the frame was revised on 3 occasions – so there are 4 different versions of the C40 frame.
In an interview with Ernesto Colnago, the C40 was listed as one of his most favorite bikes. Sir Bradley Wiggins was also quoted as saying the C40 is probably his most favorite bike to look at (having not ridden it yet – he bought a frame on eBay for his collection). With it’s classic lines, racing pedigree and history, it’s easy to see why any serious cycling enthusiast would like to own a C40. For many years, the C40 was also sold with a steel Precisa fork.
1994, to celebrate the company’s 40th birthday, the C40 was first presented to the public. A construction of profiled carbon fiber tubes, fitted together by well proportioned carbon fiber lugs and steered with a high tech steel fork. And it became available in an unbelievable amount of paint schemes. All paintjobs were carried out by hand and found the company some extra fame.
This Colnago C40 is the first version and it comes with an original Art decor paintjob. It is equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 9-speed groupset, which suits the racing orientation of this bike rather well. Nice touch is the ITM Goccia stem and amazing Colnago carbon seatpost, wheelset with Mavic SUP rims.
An iconic 90s road bike with true racing pedigree. Completely checked, it’s ready to ride. For more information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!