after posts regarding my c-50 quest, i was in a trek store for a part and a mechanic I know asked about my Litespeed , which i recently sold. He had the same bike and said he bought a trek madone dura ace build. he asked if i wanted a test ride. I said i know 0 about treks, he said give it a try. well i did; surprised at what a nice rocket it was, this is what i expected of the colnago. it jumped when i stood and was tight. anyone try and contrast these two (i.e. the c-50 and the trek) for me. I still am in the colnago camp if only because they would not exchange any parts. I must mention this had a compact crank . was this what i liked? on the big ring and 12 rear it jumped. just curious, frame though had paint defects stuff people accused Italians of, ( flecks in the clear coat.), just passing time till this weekend and the colnago shop visit for the right frame size.