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Old 10-10-09, 06:02 PM   #1
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1 month review Colnago CX1

About a month and 500 miles ago, I took delivery of a CX1 from my friends at Velo Pas. This is a sloping monocoque frame with an integrated headset and slightly oversized tubes. Not your standard fare from the Italians as it is constructed in conjunction with Giant. No matter. This is one well designed and finished frameset.

Light. Record 10, Shamals, Newton bars, Time RXS pedals and Arundel cages. 16.25 lbs. This is the same frameset that was built to 12 lbs. with Red at Interbike this year.

Stiff. At 145 lbs. everything is stiff to me. But I could see where a bigger rider would have trouble putting the flex on this. What I put in is little wasted.

Soaks up the vibration. Indeed. Up and down the 150, Casitas Pass, and Mt. Hollywood with less of the jarring I normally would expect of that terrain.

Responsive. Oh yeah. Every once and while you hit debris with the rear wheel in a down hill corner, the wheel loses contact and you're forced off line to regain control. Not with this frame. It sticks the line in a self correcting fashion. If that's not the right terminology, forgive me. But, this just sticks to the plan. Rocks or not.

Price. I would expect a frame of this quality to be more expensive. But, the crew at Velo Pasadena passed along a very good deal. And they have done everything to insure the fit is right and all adjustments are correct.

I would say if you're in the market for a carbon frame, check out the CX1.
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Old 10-10-09, 10:51 PM   #2
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i rode one last year at interbike, it was really nice, one of the best bikes i rode. not as good as the storck fascenario 0.7, nothing came close to that bike but still nice, the wilier triestina as the other nice one. both cervelos, the r3sl and the slc-sl (now the s3) were my least favorites and i really looking forward to riding them and wanted to like them but they were just meh.
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Price. I would expect a frame of this quality to be more expensive. But, the crew at Velo Pasadena passed along a very good deal. And they have done everything to insure the fit is right and all adjustments are correct.

I would say if you're in the market for a carbon frame, check out the CX1.
That frame, I assume its a frameset and its a 2009 model that you purchased. What would have been the retail price? I mean the frameset alone.
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My apologies. I'm Iphone bound and haven't figured out the attachment. I'll work on it.
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Old 10-11-09, 10:39 AM   #6
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In case you are a better haggler, I'll only say it was better than any Internet price. Coupled with the fact you are dealing with a reputable LBS. You can check the frame out for yourself. It was a deal worth taking. Other frames I was considering were at least twice as much.
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Old 10-11-09, 08:15 PM   #7
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Wait a minnit!!

You have a NEW Campy Record equipped Colnago? Which is sub-17 pounds fully equipped? That you got for the monetary equivalent of a song? Then you gloat about it here WITHOUT PICS????

Even though I lust after a Master X-light rather than another carbon bike I still think I hate you.
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Old 10-11-09, 09:50 PM   #8
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Apologies for my Internet/iPhone connectivity phopaw.

Master X. That's an awesome name.
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Hrach must of been in a good mood to give you such a deal..
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