The all-new 2013 Colnago World Cup is a cyclocross hot rod. Featuring big, powerful, 6000 series aluminum tubing - this cyclocrosser is ready to drag race out of every hairpin turn, and carry massive speed at you local cross competition. The 2013 World Cup is designed specifically for use with disc brakes, as the UCI has approved disc brakes for this year's cyclocross competitions. The familiar rounded shoulder support adds comfort as well as torsional stiffness. The World Cup comes as a complete bike with Colnago wheels and Shimano 105 10 speed components. As with all Colnagos, the World cup sports a brilliant paint job. The racy white, blue, and red is very reminiscent of the Pepsi Suzuki Moto GP team of the late 1980s. The World Cup is spec'd with a carbon fiber fork and Avid disc brakes. Features: -Frameset: Colnago World Cup 2013 -Fork: Colnago World Cup 2.0 -Brakes: Avid BB5 Disc Road -Shifters: Shimano 105 10spd -Crank: FSA Omega Mega EXO 36X46T -Front Deraileur: Shimano 105 -Rear Deraileur: Shimano 105 -Cassette: Shimano 105 12-25t -Chain: Shimano 10s -Headset: Colnago HS-1 -Stem: Deda EL -Handlebar: Deda RHM EL -Seatpost: Deda RS EL -Saddle: Colnago Selle Italia Q-Bik -Wheels: Colnago disc specific with high-flange hubs -Tires: Kenda Kwicker 700x32c
Strengths: This bike had the looks of something compared to Trek and Scott offerrings when I saw it on the show room floor. After I got it home I started to realize how badly I got taken. But I made my choice and went with it. I upgraded pretty much the whole bike with better components. After shaving off a few much needed pounds I felt like I had something I could now race. I only got to train for a few months and all crashed as far as this hunk of junk was concerned. I was just standing up to peddle hard up an incline of I'd say 20% 30 to 40 foot long and as soon as I stood up I went over the handlebars and landed on my head. The chainstay buckled under my power and locked up the rear wheel. HUH? Up! No bike should do this. Sad thing is I don't even want it warrantied. The bike is a piece, I won't say it.
Weaknesses: First I found that the Stem crooked. I warrantied that. The hubs are really, really cheap. Don't even try to service and maintain them or you'll loose all the bearings. The crankset FSA is the heaviest on the market. I didn't keep the Shimano shifters a week so I can't comment.
You can find much better cyclocross bikes for much less. If this is what Colnago offers at a price point for most of use Colnago deserves to go out of business.