yup...beauty...if only I could afford one the 50th anniversary edition would be right up there. I have an AD-4 MXL that is pretty understated with a black/white scheme and like the fact that the 50th is not too flashy--kinda a stealth bike until you start looking at it closer. If you wanted flash though the "spider man" paint scheme for the c-40 looked kinda cool.Jed Peters said:I really like that bike...congrats on the purchase!
Bocephus Jones said:I like the looks of this one...definately different:
Did you buy it to ride or win a popularity contest? Just ride it and enjoy it and don't worry about what others think. For the record...that would be my dream bike. I love my MXL, but a 50th anniv C-50 is at the top of my list. So there...you got one compliment. The only problem is now you gotta actually ride like you deserve a bike that good so yuo don't look like a total poser.Aaron Kent said:I already feel awkward bringing up this bike over and over but it blows my mind that I seem to be the only one excited about it. I made the mistake of posting a picture in the gallery that I got from the website CompetitiveCyclist.com where it was greeted as a "fugly" bike. I must be crazy because I think it is the most awesome bike my perhaps underexposed to "kick-ass" bikes self has had the priviledge to come across. At least in this Colnago forum maybe I can get some sort of a validation that I'm not insane. I'm an enthusiast just like yourselves, and for almost 15 years has held high regards to Colnago Frames and Campagnolo components. Early in my days, the most awesome bike belonged to a friend of mine who I frequently did 180km rides on Sundays. It was a Fuji Titanium Frame and Fork with Campagnolo Super Record components and the infamous delta brakes. Back then the only carbon fibre frame was from Kestrel available only in white. I have been away from the bike scene for 10 years and finally in 2003 started up the hobby once again. Not much innovations in design but the materials used now nearly took my breath away. I posted a topic last year in the general discussions on what the lightest bike would be. I was hoping to at least get pointed in the right direction for my next bike. My research initally led me to the Kestrel Talon SL with 2003 Record. Then the carbonissimo... and finally upon seeing the 50th.. I was sold. My wife has the Trek 5900 which was my second choice if the 50th was unattainable.
On the 9th of February, after nearly 6 months of waiting, the bike store: Competitive Cyclist called me and told me that it had arrived. I asked them a favor of taking a picture so I can get comments on it incognito. Lets just say it wasn't very encouraging. What is a good bike supposed to look like? Is the personal preference of the majority that different? In any case, I like it and at the end of the day, that is all that matters.