I totally agree with everything you are saying. ST01 is the Ultimate color for a Colnago! The STIT from 2007 is similar, but a little too busy for me. I have been waiting to see the new paint options before replacing my 2004 C50. I have decidid to go with an EC rather than a new C50. I want something a little lighter and stiffer and my smaller body size and lack of sprinter's power rules out the need for an EP. It appears that there have been no changes to the EC other than paint for 2009, and the EPS is going to be too pricey to justify getting over the EC (especially if made in Asia). My search for a 54cm EC in ST01 begins!fabsroman said:The good thing about the 2009 catalog is that I don't like a single paint scheme, so I won't be buying any of them. The bad news is that I now need to buy the C50 in ST01 immediately before I cannot get it anywhere other than Maestro.
As far as $6,500 for a frame is concerned, that isn't going to happen for me any time soon. I thought $4,000 was a lot, but $6,500 is utterly nuts.