Colnago C50 Frames

4.87/5 (54 Reviews)
MSRP : $3750.00


Product Description

  • 1 1/8 headtube
  • Biconical downtube
  • Seamless carbon fiber lugs
  • Master profile carbon fiber top tube and Conic shaped down tube


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jerry a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2011

Strengths:    it goes really fast if yoy u pedal hard.

Weaknesses:    Too many to list but dont leave it outside in the rain. No good at endo's or skids on tarmac but wet grass is ok.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased in 2005 and i am now nearly home. The saddle is missing which makes it slightly uncomfortable. This iconic italian ride is ok. My paper boy has one and he thinks its alright.

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Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   cash convertors

Similar Products Used:   Raliegh grifter, chopper

Bike Setup:   Hand painted british racing green
I leave it in the big ring.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by leo43 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2011

Strengths:    Fit,comfort,craftmanship,ride quality second to none

Weaknesses:    No longer being made.

Bottom Line:   
Always wanted a Colnago was not sure which one finally decided on the C50 best decision ever. Bike fits like a glove thank you Ernesto Colnago and thank you Felix Calderon best fitter I have ever met. Now back to the bike some people say it's not the lightest or not the stiffest but I'm here to tell you that once you ride a C50 you don't notice the "nots" you notice what it does and that's everything well. It is really that good it is one of those thing you just need to experience for yourself get one while you can. The ride quality is second to none it's pretty unbelievable to be honest it just glides over the road

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Favorite Ride:   Gimbels

Purchased At:   R&A Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Pinarello Paris Fp,Giant Tcr,

Bike Setup:   Shimano Dura Ace 7900 Reynolds SDVT66 FSA OS115 FSA energy handlebar Fizik arione cx


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JBS a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2010

Strengths:    Love the ride.Dampens road vibration,decends like a champ.Rock solid.Climbs great.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Ordered my orignal C50 in 2008.Loved it.Got hit by elderly driver three months after I got the C50 built.Called Mike Perry at Maestro.Ordered a new C50 with Geo paint scheme.Mike was excellent to deal to deal with.Waited six months.The bike is sick.Love the geo paint job.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere there are not cars.

Purchased At:   Maestro

Bike Setup:   Campy record,FSA Plasma,Zipp 404's


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dr Carl a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2010

Strengths:    EXCELLENT ride. Razor sharp handeling, Exotic Italian looks. Iconic history and pedigree. Its esclusive, expensive, and sexy.

Weaknesses:    none... no regrets

Bottom Line:   
I bought a Colnago because I have always wanted one. I road a trek OCLV 5500 w/ Dura Ace for years. The Trek is a good bike, but its like a corvette in that EVERYBODY has one just like it. The Italians just have a way of making things look exotic. That and Colnago C50 has a racing pedigree that is second to none. Colnago sources its carbon tubs and lugs from the same company that makes the carbon parts for the Ferrari F-1 team. This is a very exotic bike. The ride is magic. It is stiffer than the trek but much, much more comfortable as well. This bike you can ride all day long. It will not beat you up like most of the "pro racing" bikes out there. The handeling with the C75 fork is VERY quick as you would expect from a true racing bike. That took a little getting used to. My bike came it at 16.1 lbs with full Campy record 10 and mavic SSL SE wheels. Not fly weight, but then weight is not everything. I chose the C50 because Colnago is shifting its production from Italy to Taiwan. The C50 is being phased out and the EPS and master X-lite will be the only ones made in Italy. The rest of the line is from China. For me if Im going to pay this kind of money for a thoroughbread Italian bike.. IT NEEDS TO BE HAND MADE IN ITALY. Thats not to say the CX-1 isnt a excellent bike. If you want a C50 you better hurry deals can be had on 09 and 08 year models. Once they are gone it will be an end of an era.

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Favorite Ride:   sugar loaf mountain lake co fla

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   RA cycles

Similar Products Used:   Cyfac gothica,

Bike Setup:   full Campy record 10, ITM K-sword bar/stem, Mavic SSL SE wheels, Fizic carbon saddle


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jbartmc a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2009

Strengths:    Too many to list.

Weaknesses:    None, although some might say the price. You get what you pay for.

Bottom Line:   
I have been very happy with my C-50. It is a 2009 model in the Sunburst paint scheme.

This bike is not the lightest by today's standards, but it is sold, comfortable and flat-out rides. The lugged frame and paint is beautiful. I get comments on the bike all the time, and I absolutely enjoy riding it for hours on end.

Pista Palace did it right.

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Favorite Ride:   Any

Purchased At:   Pista Palace

Bike Setup:   Campy Super Record 11, Deda bar and stem, Fizik saddle and Fulcrum Racing Zero wheels.



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C35 or C50 (9000) work for 200lb guy?

Is there anyone in the 200lb give or take 10 lbs range using newer C35 or C50?? I gotta think the 16/21 spokes are little light for guy my size. My LBS says he has a number of guys bigger than me racing on them and cranking out lots of wattage and no issues....? I am not going to ever race on them a ... Read More »

My 9000 C50 Shimanos :)

First off.....I've been noodling over these wheels for months and I finally pulled the trigger!!!!! :7::7: I literally just installed them today so I will update everyone with a proper ride-report after a week or so. I did however get to ride 7 miles around my hood just to spin these puppies and ... Read More »

wheel cutouts.....Shimano C24, C35 & C50 wheels

so given the wheel section below, it seems that the spokes on the C24 and C35s are definitely connected to the aluminum rim itself. As for the C50 - is the spoke connected to the carbon portion of it? IF you look closely, the C50 only has aluminum at the bottom portion. Wasn't sure if the spoke w ... Read More »

Which Shimano wheel set? - c35/c50

I recently got a domane 5.2 and after 2 rides......well, I know I'm going to change the wheelset. So.....I've decided on either the Dura ace 9000 C35 or C50. The big question - is the difference in climbing w/ the C35 going to be that drastic over the C50? I do about 70% flats and 30% hills. I live ... Read More »

C50 sizing

Maybe I'm a bit slow but I have never figured out what size my C50 frame actually is. I have looked at some c50 sizing charts and have yet to see one that reads 53CM=this...54CM=this and so on. My bike has a top tube length of 53CM from center of steerer to center of seat post, also has a length ... Read More »

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