Colnago Master X-Light Frames

4.82/5 (56 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Uses Columbus DT15V tubing, ideal for riders weighing more than 160 lbs. Includes threadless Flash Carbon fork (490 g).
  • Size: continous from 49 to 65cm.
  • Models: AD4-A, AD10-A, AD11-A, AD13-A, AD-14-A, AD15, AD16, AD20.


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by James Ryan a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: July 28, 2013

    Strengths:    My Colnago Master Extra Light has been with me for the past 11 years. It is incredibly fast and stable on down hill runs where the road surface is rough and uneven. This is a bike you can climb, sprint and race with confidence. My favourite ride is cruising along quiet country roads where I live, enjoying the smooth effortless and comfortable ride of this true classic.

    Weaknesses:    Haven't discovered any weaknesses with this bike, only the rider could be a little fitter.

    Bottom Line:   
    I purchased this bike complete with Campagnolo Daytona running gear and brakes. The wheels are Campagnolo Electron on soft Mitchelin tyres. I love the look of the blue, yellow and chrome frame and the way this bike makes you feel when you are out on a ride. Fast, fluid and absolutely a joy to ride anywhere, any time. I have been considering purchasing a new Colnago carbon frame for racing, but I would never sell my trusty steel Master Extra Lite.

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    Favorite Ride:   Sydney North West Country Roads

    Price Paid:    $5990.00

    Purchased At:   Universe Cycles



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by dragonda a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: November 7, 2011

    Strengths:    fast on straights

    Weaknesses:    Going up hills

    Bottom Line:   
    Very active go on bicycle 3 times a week

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    Favorite Ride:   Round Plymouth

    Price Paid:    $298.00

    Purchased At:   uknown

    Similar Products Used:   none first bicycle ever

    Bike Setup:   uknown


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bill Coupe a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: June 29, 2011

    Strengths:    handling
    value
    construction quality
    stiff and quick enough
    sublime
    fit in 1cm intervals
    longevity
    looks


    Weaknesses:    none in my book, OK I have not ridden carbon C50, C59 and other brands etc for comparison and maybe when i'm faster and lighter that might be tempting

    Bottom Line:   
    Purchased frame and components from Mike Perry (great and straight to deal with). Built up myself including record/nemesis wheel set - bomb proof for 6'1" and my then ~210 lbs. ~17.4 lbs, ~16.6 lbs with lighter wheelset. Read great reviews and chat with LBS convinced the master XL was for me. First ride 2 years ago I was expecting fantastic a thrill and big improvement on my previous ride (1996 Super record 8s). But those first few rides I felt nothing, something on the entirely neutral experience. But thats the pure magic of this frameset, two years and circa 12,000km the ride feel is still often neutral, that is it it feels like i'm riding on air, nothing vibrating through the frame, no bumps or shakes, nothing sore or numb just a graceful gliding speed. The bike handles fantastic including at speed on technical descents it just goes where i point. On all club rides whether with the fast boys or slow heavies this bike downhill outpaces all (and now i'm sub 180 lbs). In acceleration the bike is quick enough, offering ready speed on demand and more again when pushed - not so much of a bullet start like the race carbons, but more of an arrow from a bow - the bike just feels like it wants to be ridden faster and faster. This bike is ridden for training, club rides, gran fondos, old school TT's and a few club races. it does it all.

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    Favorite Ride:   on this bike all rides!

    Purchased At:   Maestro UK - Mike Pe

    Similar Products Used:   colnago 1996 super
    carlton pro-am 12


    Bike Setup:   master xl in ST02 58cm. Campy super record 11 g/s, 3T bars and stem, prologo scratch nack saddle, record/nemesis wheels with conti 4000 tubs


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

    Date Reviewed: May 2, 2011

    Strengths:    Rides better than any bike I have owned.

    Weaknesses:    None.

    Bottom Line:   
    Just got a 2007 Master LX 10 with precisa fork and put about 100 miles on it. It's exactly what I had hoped. Rides beautifully, stiff, responsive, and comfortable. I feel like it wants to jump forward and it's me that slows the bike down. I don't notice the weight at all. I have a 15lb carbon road bike and a heavy surly cross bike so I have reference points. It is truly a joy to ride.

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    Price Paid:    $2100.00

    Purchased At:   GVH Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Isaac Impulse, Kestrel 4000, Bontrager Race Lite. Kona Kapu

    Bike Setup:   Campy record drive train 10 speed, Velocity rims laced to Record hubs. Thomson post and stem, fizik saddle, Ritchey carbon bars, look carbon pedals, chris king headset


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

    Date Reviewed: April 21, 2010

    Strengths:    Material, workmanship, quality, speed, handling, power transfer.

    Weaknesses:    Logo is too big - makes weenies want to chase you.

    Bottom Line:   
    Granted, I don't have much to compare with, because prior to this purchase I've ridden the same road bike for 30 years. Granted, I've only ridden it about 100 miles so far. Granted, I had no other choice but to buy this frame, because I'm 6'5" and I wanted steel, and I simply could find no other quality steel framebuilder who still makes a stock 65cm frame. Given all that, this frame is a dream. It handles all kinds of road conditions like there's nothing under you - chip&seal, washboarded curves, dirt, blobby asphalt - just keeps the line and absorbs it like it's air. It moves before you think about it, which I'm still getting used to. I came down my favorite canyon the first time, 3000' descent, faster than I've ever done it in 20 years. Sure, it's brand new, but there was no queezy harmonic like I had with my other bike; at 40+ mph it was as stable as it was climbing at 10 mph. In fast curves it doesn't dig in or pull up, it just sticks. The craftsmanship is astounding, it's beautiful to look at, it's a timeless frame in an industry that makes questionable choices. As for price, my other options were custom builders, and I could have saved $100-300 for some tig-welded thing that weighed more, from various "sensitive artist" types whose ideas for tall frames sounded just plain bizarre. As for material, I wonder how many of these aluminum or carbon frames will be around 30 years from now, being hailed as "classic". This one will be. This is the bike for the rest of my life.

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    Favorite Ride:   3000' up the canyon

    Price Paid:    $2300.00

    Purchased At:   WrenchScience.com

    Similar Products Used:   1980 Raleigh Competition Reynolds 531 frame and stock Campy Gran Sport, multiple mountain bikes

    Bike Setup:   American air in tires, German rubber, Swiss rims, the rest Italian. Full Campy Record except for Super Record cranks and BB (wanted 180 cranks), Sella Italia Flite seat, Deda Elementi Newton stem, 3T Ergonova bars. 17.5 pounds for a 65cm bike.



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