Cicli Corsa

It was in 1985 when Ernesto introduced this gentleman model to the public, prompted in part by the requests of friends and from fans of the brand who wished to use a Colnago for city rides. A Bag, mudguards and a “Gran Torino” bell made the Arabesque Gentleman the most desirable city bike on the market.

We didn’t intend to make a direct comparison with the client who commissioned this Arabesque built, rather we always wondered how a modern version of the Arabesque Gentleman would turn out with contemporary components?
The customer, a passionate advocate of Colnago, wanted something special for his commute and the idea was clear in his mind. A steel frame equipped with an 11 speed groupset, straight handlebars providing an upright position, rigid and robust Fulcrum 5 wheels shod with 27mm Challenge Paris Roubaix. The brooks seat and handle bar grips provide added comfort and are a nice aesthetic touch.