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I ride a Colnago C40 and so far so good, however, all the threads about weight and frame types have me confused. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance


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Nice bike; I'm about 185 myself, and have put 5000+ miles on a C-50 with no problems. I even hit a hunk of debris and went over the bars once, and the frame and fork were fine. I don't think frame material is they key factor; as has been said repeatedly elsewhere, carbon, steel, ti or aluminum can all be made into flexy or stiff or fragile or rock-solid frames depending on how they're deployed. Personally, I think the Colnagos are pretty solid; they're not the lightest frames out there, but they give years of service and take their licks and come back from more. I might think twice about riding some of the sub-kilo carbon frames on the market, though the Scott CR1, the lightest frame going, beat many ti and heavier CF frames in fatigue tests... so I think it depends on how the frame is made more than what its made of. And I think your c-40 isn't any more likely to give you problems than a steel or al or ti frame.
 

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I weight about 240 after losing well over 100 pounds in a year. I upgraded from a Trek Hybrid (3200 miles in 2005) to a Giant TCRc1 over the winter and have 1800 plus on it. Not a problem.

I avoided the Trek Pilot because the carbon is flexible for a comfort ride and for me, to flex is to break. I love the Giant because the carbon is stiff....everything I put into the pedals goes to the wheels.

The Mavic K-elites are terrific too. They were trued slightly at 1100, and my tech assured me it was normal. No problems at all.

I want a Titanium next, probably a LeMonde. Just because.
 

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Too heavy for that saddle - you bent the tip of it! ;)

I've got a very good friend who's easily 220, could be 240 for all i know (not a great judge of weights when they go over 180 lbs).

He's on a TCR Comp, and has been putting 400-500 mile weeks on it without a problem.


Cheekyguille said:
I ride a Colnago C40 and so far so good, however, all the threads about weight and frame types have me confused. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance
 

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Wow, a hundred in a year, way to go!...
 

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Thanks guys

Thanks for the comments on my bike too.

The saddle is surprisingly comfortable. It simply molds with the natural curvature of the sit bones. The feeling is of very little contact, yet in a comfortable way. The bent nose is imperceptible. On a hill some times I can change my self to a more up-front position and still have room. I've done a couple of 50 milers, and mostly 30 milers.
 

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No problem for that bike, the C40 is a pretty robust frame.

I was a solid 185 when I bought my first CF, a Calfee Tetra Pro and it survived quite well. Now I'm down 30 pounds and the only thing that has changed is that the bike no longer thanks me when I get off it after a hard day.
 

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No problem for that bike, the C40 is a pretty robust frame.

I was a solid 185 when I bought my first CF, a Calfee Tetra Pro and it survived quite well. Now I'm down 30 pounds and the only thing that has changed is that the bike no longer thanks me when I get off it after a hard day.
The bike does thank you for choosing it over the other 43 bikes in your stable, though.
 

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NO doubt

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The bike does thank you for choosing it over the other 43 bikes in your stable, though.

TerryB only has more bikes than like, well anyone....my wife freaked over having four. Now I'm thinking about building my own lugged steel frame and I'd like to buy a Scott CR-1, of course I'm about 210#, so I don't know if that's a great idea or not....
 

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I'm about 205lb

I just got a look 585 and just finished my first century on it with no problem. Its surprisingly very comfortable! I don't think the frame material is the issue? I heard its the parts that can be a issue? If you buy the top of the line group components like the record or Dura Ace its can give way to heavier riders! Also don't get the ultra light wheelset? I road over 2000 miles on my Mavic Elite and no problems. I just swapt it from my old bike.
 

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I can't speak for the weight, but [email protected] if that doesn't make me wanna go buy a Colnago, not that I could afford it.

Many of their new paintschemes I find just garish, but that one is HOT. Can't say I'm a fan of the speckly bartape, though, but still.

I do know plentyafolk who's your weight and on carbon, no problemos.
 
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