The Colnago Strada Sl is an aluminum frame with advanced technical characteristics. Some years back this would have been a primo racing model.
The Strada SL has been designed to provide enthusiasts an outstanding entry-level introduction to the world of road racing, without sacrificing qualities considered essential by Colnago. The tubes of the Strada’s front triangle are made via hydroforming. They all have a specific design, and the tubes are oversized and polygonal in section. The seat tube has a round shape at the top, which becomes rectangular at the bottom bracket to provide greater stiffness. Also, the top tube is formed so that it is flat at the head tube and becomes gradually conical at the seat tube. In summary, this offers the best vertical shock absorption and greater torsional stiffness.
Fork 1 1/4” – 1 1/8” tapered C -HS1 headset
Alloy steerer/carbon blade fork,
External cable routing – both for the brakes and the two derailleurs.
I have been a big fan of Colnagos since 1976.I have a small collection of these incredible bikes.Many a cyclist would not think much of owing a bike in Aluminum,thinking that it is a must to have only a carbon bike.
With the right components this frame is truly an incredible riding bike.