Colnago has always been a very creative frame builder and the evolution of the Mexico series perfectly illustrates this. First released in 1972 to celebrate Eddy Merckx' world hour record, the Colnago Mexico was slightly different from the Colnago Super - built with even thinner Columbus tubes - but shared with that glorious bike the aggressive racing geometry: short, light and very stiff. The second step was the Colnago Nuovo Mexico first released in 1982 and continued in the year 1983 with minor differences. It was built with profiled Columbus SL. It was followed by a Nuovo Mexico model with four crimps on the downtiube
But the peak of this remarkable design evolution was achieved in the second half of the 1980s when the profiling of tubes culminated in the Colnago ESA Mexico, a bicycle that hit the market with a very distinctive six-crimps tubing designed by Columbus in collaboration with Colnago. The result was a stiff and light frameset with an aggressive racing look.
We are happy to present to you this Colnago Esa Mexico in great condition. The frameset is equipped with one of the finest groupsets of all time, the Campagnolo C-Record. The Cobalto brakes which substituted the Delta brakes for two years, together with the slim Nisi Mixer rims, ensure that the bike looks very elegant albeit it has a rather large frame.
This bike is as good a ride as it is a spectacular piece to look at.
|Size (Center-Top)||61 cm|
|Top Tube||58.5 cm|
|Head Tube||18.5 cm|
|Crankset||Campagnolo C-Record; 172.5mm; 52/41; polished|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo C-Record|
|Seat||New Selle San Marco Regal Woven|
|Hubs||Campagnolo C-Record; Freewheel Regina 14-24|
|Rims||Nisi Mixer 700c clincher|
|Tires||New Michelin Dynamic Classic 700c clincher|
|Chain||YBN Classic Hard plated|