Colnago Primavera

Sub-£1,000 Colnago

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Ride & handling: Smooth, stable and precise, the Primavera is a well-mannered bike to ride, and it’s reasonably light too


It’s a well balanced, stable


Chassis: Very well made aluminium alloy frame with some high-class details and a super-accurate straight-bladed fork

Frst things first: this bike isn’t built by some little


The frame is built to a

The Primavera looks fairly

he chainstays

Equipment: Shimano Tiagra components and R500 wheels work fine but they’re a compromise on a £1,000 bike

The groupset is Shimano Tiagra and the R500 wheels are the same level – a step down from the 105 components found on many competitors' bikes at this price-point. Don’t get us wrong, they’re okay, but they’re a definite

The Tiagra groupset is nine-speed rather than the

Our rear wheel came out of the box with

The same frame is available in a 105 spec complete with

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