Colnago Masterlight Frames

4.9/5 (10 Reviews)


Product Description

The Master Light is a steel frame work horse that is designed to be ridden hard yet continue to perform like brand new. Features Colnago's exclusive Gilco diamond shaped tubing, classic chrome lugs and straight bladed fork. Available in 17 stock sizes from 49-65 cm. 66cm throgh 69cm are available via special order. Weight for 57cm frame and fork is 5.3 lbs.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Le Turbo a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2010

Strengths:    Superb build quality, comfortable ride, rock steady, built to last and beautiful to look at (I sometimes just sit staring). The straight forks give it quiet an aggressive stance: it looks like it's moving when it's standing still.

Weaknesses:    I haven't found any yet, though the paint design is somewhat fussy for me.

Bottom Line:   
At the very first ride, I knew this was an exceptional bike. Corners like it's on rails and eats downhills. I've never felt as comfortable and confident on a bike as I do on this one. The details of mine are:

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Favorite Ride:   Colnago Master Olympic (Light)

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Cape Town, South Afr

Similar Products Used:   Colnago Superissimo; South African built Le Turbo circa 1983.

Bike Setup:   Colnago - Colombus Tubing
Centre BB to Top of Top Tube - 52cm
Top Tube Centre to Centre - 53cm
Campy 8 Speed Groupset:
Chorus 8 Speed Ergo's
Chorus 8 Speed FD and RD, and Cranks
Chorus Headset
Chorus Brake Calipers
Cinelli Bars and Integrated Dura Ace Stem
Sella Success Seat
Mavic CXP30 wheels with Campy Hubs


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2007

Strengths:    The sum of the parts ARE greater than the whole.
Exceptional stability - solidity, handling, traction, acceleration. This cannot be improved upon.


Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Absolutely superior bike, period.

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Favorite Ride:   Various open road - variable terrain

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   California

Similar Products Used:   Over the years, several other lugged steel frames, all very good to great.
Steel bikes are simply the best, still.


Bike Setup:   Inclusive of the purposely requested Precisa steel fork........ Campagnolo gruppo(only). I like gruppo that is, first and foremost designed, engineered and manufactured by a dedicated bicycle gruppo company, not one which does same as a SECONDARY product line. I select decades proven gruppo based on superior metalurgy quality starting with durability, reliability, bearing superiority. 32x3X wheels.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Chin a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2007

Strengths:    At 16 years old, most of the newer bikes are probably lighter and perform better than my Colnago. The strengths are in its beauty and the great ride it gives me everytime I go for a ride even after 16 years. The pride and joy of being on a Colnago is enough to make me ride like the wind!

Weaknesses:    Myself.

Bottom Line:   
I have owned this bike for 16 years! Hard to believe it is that old when I look at it. My bike still looks brand new. The paint job on it is magnificent. I always get complements on it.
My two boys own much less expensive Trek bikes that are much newer and the technology and weight makes my Colnago seem like a dinosaur. However, my boys and myself understand the aesthetic beauty of the Colnago.

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Favorite Ride:   All of them!

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   R/A Cycles

Similar Products Used:   None like the Colnago.

Bike Setup:   Dura Ace. Mavie open pro rims. Continental Attack force tires. Bells,whistles and one arrogant rider ontop.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cypod98 a Road Racer from NYC, NY, U.S

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2003

Strengths:    VERY responsive, VERY stiff, VERY comfortable (for a road racing bike), VERY aerodynamic, and VERY light (not as light as other bikes out there, but offers great performance).

Weaknesses:    By far, I have only encountered one problem with the bike; MAKE SURE YOU PUT GREASE IN THE SEAT TUBE; STEEL CORRODES.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is the "dream bike" of all bikes. It is extremely responsive, yet holds a beauty on the outside. The lugs on the frame are magnificent works of craftmanship, and proves to be king of all Colnago bikes. I have tried many Itallian bicycles, and by far, this one is the best. The stell frame offers comfort, stiffness, and a reasonable weight (light enough to ride 35+ mph). I have been using this bicycle for eight years, and I have to say, is still in great condition!

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Favorite Ride:   9W To Bear Mountain on The Hills

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   R/A Cycles

Similar Products Used:   None (All of frames were not steel). I have ridden on carbon fiber, titanium, aluminum, alloy, and of course... STEEL. Steel is the best in both comfort and performance, in my opinion. Each material h

Bike Setup:   Shimano Dura-ace Double crank set, Mavic Open-Pro rims, San Marco Pro Race Saddle, Continental Gatorskin tires (Get them; not the lightest, but no flats).


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark fischer a Road Racer from dupont, wa 98327

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2003

Strengths:    workmenship of tubing and lugs to last a life time

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
I simply love steel frames and the way they handle. They are very hard to bet in comfort and price. The Master Light takes it to another level smooth ride fast accleration.

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Favorite Ride:   Colnago Master Light

Price Paid:    $1250.00

Purchased At:   bicycle world usa

Similar Products Used:   trek oclv, torelli

Bike Setup:   dura-ace with mavic wheels



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Colnago Masterlight funny bike..any photos?

dear sirs, have purchased a colnago master light funny bike and intend to restore with period correct parts...trouble is i dont know what the period correct parts are. if anyone can post photos...of their own masterlight funny bike...i will be very thankful. front wheel is of course 650 c...mine ... Read More »

Colnago Masterlight funny bike

dear sirs, have purchased a colnago master light funny bike and intend to restore with period correct parts...trouble is i dont know what the period correct parts are. if anyone can post photos...of their own masterlight funny bike...i will be very thankful. front wheel is of course 650 c...mine ... Read More »

Masterlight for 06

I went to my local LBS in SoCal ( an authorized colnago dealer) and the salesperson mentioned that the masterlight (all steel) will be reintroduced in 2006. I think they discontinued this model in 2005 and was replaced by the master carbon. Is there any truth to this statement? Any of you guys k ... Read More »

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