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ESP..... extended seat post, Ernesto seems to arrive late to the party at each new innovation,
In 2011 BB30 version will be introduced.

.... and I love Nagos
 

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I wonder whether ESP will still be around in 2-3 years...some like it, others despise it.

BB30 (or bigger) will be adopted across the board IMO.

I would think they might come out with an aero road frame like the Time RXR ulteam. That seems to be a trend that most manufacturers are moving to.
 

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I have heard that the C50, extreme c and perhaps even some of the lower cost models will be moving to the semi-integrated headtube by next year. The market seems to have really twisted Ernesto's arm on this one. From what I understand, he really doesn't think it offers any advantages to the rider, but has joined the masses to stay in tune with the market. I expect the EP will be gone by 2010.

On a personal note, I HOPE Colnago continues to make traditional geo frames in many sizes, and does not go to the profit-driven model of offering 4-5 sloping frames for the masses. To me, that would be a huge sell-out.
 

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i think the RXR looks cool.

but i would rather own another colnago. lets hope colnago comes up with something better.
 

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haydos said:
I wonder whether ESP will still be around in 2-3 years...some like it, others despise it.

BB30 (or bigger) will be adopted across the board IMO.

I would think they might come out with an aero road frame like the Time RXR ulteam. That seems to be a trend that most manufacturers are moving to.
BB30 won't be across the board IMHO, it makes sense for carbon frames where they can just insert a machined sleeve into place, but for steel,TI & Aluminium, the shell needs to be machined post welding.... that's expensive in time & tooling.

I certainly don't think the smaller outfits will follow unless joe public is prepared to pay for it, and then I don't really see the benefit....no BB cups reqd so lighter weight but balanced out by more metal in the shell. Narrower Q Factor... not sure that will suit everyone. BB30 has more advatages for the manufacturer.
 
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