Colnago EPQ

A very special build for me. I received the new bike on Wednesday. I have been able to put 110 kilometres on the machine over the week-end. Wonderful ride.

Here are the details on the build.

Colnago EPQ (PR99) 52 Sloping Frameset
Campagnolo Super Record 11 Groupset
Easton EC90 SL Wheelset with Continental Grand Prix 4000s Tires
Deda Presa Handlebars and Deda stem
Colnago Bar Tape and Gel
Selle SMP Saddle
Look Keo Plus Pedals
Arundel Water Bottle Cages
Garmin Edge 800 Bike Computer

7,198 grams or 15.87 pounds without water bottles. A nice, lightweight bike.

The Colnago EPQ frameset is a bit of a hybrid design. It takes the rear chainstay from C59 and pairs it with the main tubes from the EPS. The frameset is painted by hand and Ernesto’s signature is on the drivetrain side of the top tube.

I was debating between SRAM Red and Campy. Given that the frameset is Italian, I had to go with Campy. The full groupset is Super Record. Eleven rings in the rear spaced between 11 and 23.

The Deda Presa carbon fibre handlebars are compact.

A little bit of detail on the wheelset and brakes. Easton EC90SL carbon fibre clinchers running Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires. Smooth and sure-footed wheels.

Compact front crank. 170mm with 50-34 rings.

Ergo-power shifters. After spending several years riding SRAM Red, it took a few miles to get used to the new shifters.

2 replies
  1. Rob Haskell
    Rob Haskell says:

    Nice, ride. Just wish I could figure out the descriptions. My 10 year old red CCM is not that well equipped, I must say. But it gets me to the grocery store! 🙂


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