Another new feature introduced with C60 are the forged, CNC-machined one-piece dropouts. With the C60, Colnago has worked hard to make the connection between the frame and the rear wheel a true masterpiece.
Colnago has always been proponents of aluminum dropouts for strength and reliability. The new C60 dropouts weigh less than many products made of carbon fiber, but with absolutely incomparable stiffness and strength. The three dimensional design in particular helps the dropout maintain lateral rigidity in even in the most demanding situations. This increased stiffness will help also in the event of a crash – where the newly designed inbound derailleur hanger will more consistently break rather than the dropout itself.
Colnago has paid attention to the smallest details on the dropouts, such as the milling on the drive-side dropout to cleanly route the cable of the electronic group sets with no interference with the quick release lever during wheel changes.