Like many other companies, Colnago tried to set new trends concerning the material for their frames. They were among the first to experiment with carbon fiber and titanium frames in the 1980s. They famously constructed the Bititan, which had two downtubes, followed by the 'regular' Titanio or 'Monotitan'. Then in the late 1990s they changed the structure of the top and downtube completely, thus creating the Colnago OvalTitan Titanio Road Bike.
Our exemplar is one of those bikes. The frame got the typical impressive 'Decor' airbrush-style paintjob for which Colnago was already famous then. The appearance of the frame is clearly defined by oversized down and top tubes with a very pronounced oval cross sections. As for the fork, this model is equipped with the legendary Colnago Precisia steel fork with straight blades.
Colnago Ovaltitan was certainly a performance oriented bike with an enhanced comfort level for long days in the saddle. Such a frame desires a groupset which underlines these qualities and that's exactly what it gets. Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 is a racing level equipment which is not just extremely well designed, running like a clockwork and precisely made, but also very pretty. And on the long trips you will appreciate the smooth operating 9-speed STI shifters on the bars.
One of the best bikes available at its time and still an awesome ride!
The bike is in good condition. The paintjob and decals are original with some small blemishes. The frame has no dents, no cracks and it's not bent. All parts are working fine.