Bike of the Week! The Stunning Colnago C68-R…

Our bike of the week at Merlin Cycles is this beautiful Colnago C68-R. The bike stands as the pinnacle of the evolution of Colnago history, it’s where 68 years of frame design meet the future. C68 is simply the new milestone.

At the heart of the Colnago C68-R is its meticulously crafted carbon frame. The “C68” in the name refers to the advanced carbon technology used in the frame construction.

Colnago has taken carbon fibre engineering to new heights with the C68-R, creating a frame that is not only incredibly lightweight but also boasts unparalleled stiffness and responsiveness. This results in a bike that delivers exceptional power transfer and precise handling.

Standout Features

  • New frame design is lighter and stiffer than the previous C64
  • New fork enhanced stiffness and reduced weight
  • T47 bottom bracket for rigidity and ease of maintenance
  • Improved stiffness allows for enhanced handling precision
  • Integrated Colnago multi-tool, located in the steerer tube
  • Manufacturer claimed frame weight of 930 (+/- 10) grams (size 51cm, unpainted, no metal parts)
  • Bike Weight: 7.30kg
  • Dura Ace Di2 Groupset
  • ENVE SES 3.4 – 700c Wheels
  • The C68 features a redesigned frame with a new split headtube. This means it is now stronger, lighter and more customizable than ever.
  • Parts are reduced from 8 (C64) down to 6, saving weight thanks to less bonding area and machining/gluing.
  • The C68’s fork has been fully redesigned shaving off 40g, with an external rib-shape to give the rider more comfort but also to increase the ride-quality.
  • The C68 now boosts a revised bottom bracket, with the switch from Colnago‘s previous TF82.5 to a more “standard” and easy to find T47. The system works the same way, with an oversized BB shell and internal bearings housed in alloy threaded cups.

The C68 is the top choice for cyclists who demand the very best. Riding the Colnago C68-R is not just an experience; it’s a journey into the future of high-performance road biking.

Let us know what you think of this beauty in the comments on the blog or our Facebook Page! This stunning Colnago is built and ready for despatch within 48 hours if it takes your fancy…


  • Alex Cowie

    Outdoor Leadership and Coaching BA (Hons) Keen cyclist, runner, and outdoor enthusiast. I have been cycling since I was very young and always had a love for the outdoors. I have completed many long distance events including ultra marathons such as the Chester 100, Berkeley Marathons UK and Gravel Century rides.

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