Colnago VIP 2000 Frames

4/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Aluminum road frame in the mid-price range constructed of Columbus Altec tubing. Includes Conlago Flash fork.
  • Sizes: continuous range from 46,5 to 64 cm.
  • Models: MR1, MR2, MR3


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Panoz a Recreational Rider from Indianapolis, IN, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 6, 2002

    Strengths:    Light, stiff and resposive

    Weaknesses:    no real weaknesses, only 'minor' strengths, carbon fork would be an improvement

    Bottom Line:   
    Bought the bike built as is off the shop floor. I already had a set of Zipp 303's so I left the Mavic's behind and had them deducted from the price. I'm not sure what the frame would go for bare. This is the first aluminum bike I've ridden and it is terrific. I'm not the quickest out there, but I certainly feel quicker and more confident on this frame. Light, excellent handling and confidence inspiring without lulling you into a false sense of security. Maybe not the best choice for a TT, but long club rides or stage races are right up the VIP 2000's alley.

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    Price Paid:    $1600.00

    Similar Products Used:   First aluminum bike ridden, came off of steel-frame Raleigh

    Bike Setup:   gruppo mix of Daytona, Chorus and Record Carbon. Moots Ti seatpost, Cinelli stem and bars, Zipp 303


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by efraer a Road Racer from Pasadena, CA

    Date Reviewed: March 28, 2002

    Strengths:    Fast. Light. Inspiring. Colnago.

    Weaknesses:    Bottom bracket stiffness (maybe it's just me).

    Bottom Line:   
    Frame only. Mapei colors. 54cm.
    I bought this frame specifically for crit racing because of the super tight rear end, and so far it has been exactly what I was looking for. The short top tube - compared to most frames - fits me perfectly. Despite rumors of twitchy handling, I have found that it is stable and predictable (some of that may be due to the Look fork with less rake than the Colnago standard), but it's definitely not sluggish. It rides like a pure racing machine. I was expecting a harsher ride from an aluminum frame, but it's been pretty nice and got even better after adding a carbon seatpost. The only area that has been less than expected has been the lateral bottom bracket stiffness during a full sprint. It's not bad by any means, but not as stiff as my other bike (Time VX Carbon). Overall, a fantastic bike for a good price. The Colnago mystique never hurts either.

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    Favorite Ride:   Glendora Mtn. Road

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   Velo Pasadena

    Similar Products Used:   Time VX Carbon (current), Bianchi Ti Aerotube, LeMond Zurich

    Bike Setup:   Shimano Ultegra, Look HSC-2 fork, Mavic Cosmic Equipe wheels, Easton CT2 carbon seatpost



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    VIP 2000 -- What is it??

    Forgive if this has been covered elswhere; couldn't find it via search... What is the VIP 2000? How does it compare to the Dream? I realize the VIP 2000 was pre-BStay, but was it different in any way from the Dreams of the circa-2000 era, or was it just a Dream released only in Italy/Europe? ... Read More »

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