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Colnago: Dream Pluse Vs Master X Light(6 posts)

Colnago: Dream Pluse Vs Master X LightKev-Va
Jul 16, 2001 4:32 PM
Could you give me some advice about these two great frames? Which one should I go for? Thanks.
Need a lot more info from youJohnG
Jul 16, 2001 6:41 PM
What you are looking for and/or what type of riding do you plan on doing with this frame; racing, rec, club, etc. Also, what type of environment will the frame be use in; salt free roads, wet, etc. How important is "style" and chi-chi factor to you... etc.

Both frames have their relative strengths and weaknesses. The right choice will depend on a lot of different factors.

JohnG
Need a lot more info from youKev-Va
Jul 16, 2001 9:40 PM
I'm just a rec guy. Don't race at all. If I concern about ride quality, which one is your choice. Thanks.
Need a lot more info from youKev-Va
Jul 17, 2001 3:22 AM
I'm just a rec rider. Don't race at all. I concern about ride quality. Thanks.
'bike art' or mule... make your choiceJohnG
Jul 17, 2001 6:00 AM
Kev-Va

The "ride quality" is arguably similar between these two frames for a given frame size and rider weight. No big surprise here.... both should "feel" pretty good. You will have to find some other reason to make a choice.

If you haven't done it already, you should check out the review section also. There are subtle differences between the two frames but most of the differences are matters of style rather than substance. IMHO, the Al frame is better if you want a no-nonsense "care-free" platform. The steel frame is the more classic platform and looks and feels like a piece of bike art.

YMMV JohnG
dependsColnagoFE
Jul 17, 2001 8:35 AM
if you're gonna race and don't care about long term then go for the dream plus. lighter than the MXL. MXL is a good long term bike, fairly stiff, but a bit heavier. Lots of lugs and chrome. I went for the MXL, but someday would consider adding a Dream + as a race/climbing bike.