May 18, 12:02 PM GMT
Colnago, C68 Gioiello
Carbon fibre, rubber, plastic, gold leaf, diamond
The exceptional Colnago Gioiello Numero 1 — is a masterpiece paying homage to the 106th Giro D'Italia. Whilst sharing similarities with the other 49 Colnago Gioiello, this special art piece features additional gold symbols and a magnificent 2-carat jewel which sitting centrestage elevating the bicycle to luxury never before seen. The Colnago Gioiello is a testament to artistic mastery that transcends the Colnago brand, embodying the timeless appreciation for Italian design and manufacturing.
Using the dynamic Colnago C68 frame, the bicycle's shape remains familiar whilst boasting numerous additional details that enhance its allure, and secure its place as an elevated, coveted luxury item.
Truly setting the Colnago Gioiello Numero 1 apart, is a brilliant, round, 2-carat jewel, gracefully positioned at the forefront of the bicycle. This remarkable gem, thoughtfully placed to elevate its beauty to unprecedented heights, serves as a symbol of unrivalled luxury and refinement. It captivates the gaze becoming the irreplaceable centrepiece of this extraordinary bicycle. The round, brilliant-cut 2-carat diamond, shining in a Fancy Brown-Yellow Colour plays with the hues of the surrounding gold making this true art piece the ultimate luxury item.
The Gioiello's frame is carefully enveloped entirely in gold leaf, expertly applied by skilled Colnago artisans, resulting in the shimmering and regal aesthetic. Each delicate application of gold leaf contributes to the uniqueness of every Gioiello.
The fork features an elegant pattern showcasing the Ace of Clubs - Colnago’s iconic symbol. This design is also replicated on the saddle and the handlebar tape. Dedicated components were selected for the Gioiello, including a saddle created in collaboration with Selle Italia, handmade golden spokes, and special edition Pirelli tires. There are two further Ace of Clubs detailed in full 24ct gold.
To enhance performance and aesthetics, the gear cage is equipped with oversized titanium 3D printed pulleys finished with a special gold cover. The handlebar caps and through-axle caps are also adorned with gold leaf.
Another striking addition is the 3D printed bottle cage, intricately designed to incorporate the spirals of the Trofeo Senza Fine, the ultimate prize in the Giro d'Italia. This inclusion seamlessly connects the Gioiello directly to the rich heritage of the race and marks the successful launch of the most luxurious and opulent model launched by the historic brand to date.
- Frame: Colnago C68 Road - Full Carbon
- Handlebar and stem: Colnago CC.01 integrated
- Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9250
- Pulley wheel: CeramicSpeed OSPW 3D Printed Ti OSPW TiN Coated
- Brake discs: Carbon-Ti X-rotor steelcarbon
- Saddle: Selle Italia SLR flow carbon Colnago for Giro d'Italia
- Wheels: Enve SES 3.4 Gold version
- Tires: Pirelli P ZERO Race TLR Gold x Colnago for Giro d’Italia
- Handlebar tape: Colnago for Giro d’Italia
- Bottle cage: Colnago for Giro d'Italia