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Colnago CX-1 or Trek Madone 6.9 ??

Old 07-31-09, 01:37 PM
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Colnago CX-1 or Trek Madone 6.9 ??

Trying to decide between these two frames....Any opinions???
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Old 07-31-09, 01:39 PM
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Figure out what feels better and then buy the colnago.
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Colnago because it's a Colnago
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Old 07-31-09, 02:09 PM
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Isn't the top line Madone frame a lot costlier than the CX-1?

Trek has made a few good bikes, almost all in the past five years.
Conversely, there are many great Colnagos, but few have been made recently.

If you really want a streched out Euro fit, maybe a Pinarello or Look would be better place to start these days.
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Both are about the same price, I have never liked or even wanted a Trek , but the new 6.9 might be ok. I have always had Italian bikes and might try something different this time.
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Originally Posted by jaasun71 View Post
Both are about the same price, I have never liked or even wanted a Trek , but the new 6.9 might be ok. I have always had Italian bikes and might try something different this time.
Italian bikes made in Taiwan.
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Old 07-31-09, 03:16 PM
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I think DM is correct that the conago CX -1 is made in Taiwan. Not that it's a bad frame by any means, just alot of money for a taiwanese frame. I would go with whichever frame fits you best.
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If the sight of a Colnago doesn't raise your HR, then don't spend your money on it. Leave it for someone who gets a semi-chub whenever they see it.
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Originally Posted by DenisMenchov View Post
Italian bikes made in Taiwan.
Very true. Sad but true.
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Old 07-31-09, 05:34 PM
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The last Colnago that made me lust after it was made of steel.

I really do believe, having ridden many of the currently produced carbon offerings that the Madone 6.5/6.9s, especially the new OCLV2 bikes, are in a class by themselves.

Ride them both, compare warranties, decide, then get busy piling on the miles!
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Old 07-31-09, 05:54 PM
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I like Colnago geometry, so I would say go with the CX1. It is made in Taiwan but the same geometry.
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I was riding my Trek hybrid today[35lbs]as I have a broken wrist and find I cannot ride my racing bike anyway I raced A GUY RIDING A COLANGO TO DAY AND STAYED WITH HIM FOR 20 MILES. I was not impressed I thought they were such fast bikes.
 
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^^ and that's reason enough for what?
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^^ and that's reason enough for what?
not to waste the money on a Colango.
 
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Originally Posted by pedalhard View Post
I was riding my Trek hybrid today[35lbs]as I have a broken wrist and find I cannot ride my racing bike anyway I raced A GUY RIDING A COLANGO TO DAY AND STAYED WITH HIM FOR 20 MILES. I was not impressed I thought they were such fast bikes.
Oy
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Originally Posted by pedalhard View Post
I was riding my Trek hybrid today[35lbs]as I have a broken wrist and find I cannot ride my racing bike anyway I raced A GUY RIDING A COLANGO TO DAY AND STAYED WITH HIM FOR 20 MILES. I was not impressed I thought they were such fast bikes.
Wow. You are not very smart are you? Sharpest tack in the box?
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Originally Posted by pedalhard View Post
I was riding my Trek hybrid today[35lbs]as I have a broken wrist and find I cannot ride my racing bike anyway I raced A GUY RIDING A COLANGO TO DAY AND STAYED WITH HIM FOR 20 MILES. I was not impressed I thought they were such fast bikes.
did he know you were racing?
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not to waste the money on a Colango.
Now I get it. Just like today, when my Civic raced past a Veryon and I said to myself: what a piece of overpriced *****. My Civic so much better as a race car.
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I wandered into Colorado Cyclist last weekend. If I would have had 4 grand to burn. A Colnago with full Chorus. It was beautiful.
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not to waste the money on a Colango.
Well duh, Colangos suck.
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neither. get a colnago EPS. from what i have read on other forums this is the new benchmark for cf frames. much like the c-40 was the mark by which all other cf frames were judged years ago. good to see colnago finally getting back on track after some lackluster years.
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Seeing that this is BF, get the Colnago.
If you want a superior frame, get the Madone.

In all seriousness get the one that fits you best.
Assuming they both do, get the one whose color you like best.
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Old 08-01-09, 08:54 AM
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On second thought, save your money and buy that new pinarello dogma.
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Trek OCLV has the best reputation in carbon. I'd go trek. If I were betting my life on a carbon product I'd go with Trek.
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Haven't ridden a Madone but did ride the CX-1.
In a nutshell, an incredible ride, does everything extremely well, no matter where it was made - and I'm not the type that gets worked over by a brand name. For unwarranted reasons, purists will not accept a Colnago that's not made in Italy. And because of that, I don't think the CX-1 is selling in huge volumes. Retailers have already started to heavily discount the frameset so you might be able to pick up one in the $2000 range or less.

As others have already stated you need to put in some time on both framesets to see which is better for you.

One sticky point: Colnago claims that the CX-1 is the lightest carbon frameset in their line-up. I asked my LBS to weigh the frame and fork of the CX-1 (sized 50s) and was a bit surprised at how much more they came in at. 1230 grams for the frame (includes seatpost clamp, FD hanger and boss screws) and 460 grams for the uncut fork. Still fairly light but far off the reports of 900 or so grams (unless they're reporting a bare frame).

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