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has anyone ridden a Colnago Mono Titanium?(5 posts)

has anyone ridden a Colnago Mono Titanium?slow-ron
Apr 23, 2002 8:05 AM
Any riders of the Colnago titanium bikes before the Ovalmaster, I'd be interested in your opinions and experiences. I think they stopped this model in 99. I can't find any old reviews and if I could I wouldn't post.

thanks
re: has anyone ridden a Colnago Mono Titanium?PaulCL
Apr 23, 2002 8:52 AM
I ride a '97 Bititan. Any help?
re: has anyone ridden a Colnago Mono Titanium?slow-ron
Apr 23, 2002 9:29 AM
Hmm, not sure. I don't know if the frame would have the same ride qualities because of the different downtube design but I guess you're overall opinion of the quality would be appreciated. The frame geometry of Colnago fits my body but I'm unsure how well this frame rides for heavier riders. I weigh 200lbs and I'm worried about b.b. flex.
re: has anyone ridden a Colnago Mono Titanium?PaulCL
Apr 23, 2002 12:18 PM
During the season, I will weigh anywhere from 180+ to 193lbs. So, I'm not much lighter than you. I am 6'1" and ride a 58cm frame.

The frame is very stiff, very comfortable to ride. I have never noticed any flex in the frame at all. My only real comparison is an old steel DiamondBack I road for about four years and a couple of spins on friends CF or Aluminum bikes. I like my Ti. When I buy another bike (we all will eventually buy another bike), I will buy Ti again.

As for overall strength, you can't beat it. I had a serious wreck that broke my body, bent a cromo fork, tacoed two wheels, broke a crankarm, etc but there wasn't even a scratch on the frame. I have heard nothing but glowing reports of Colnago Ti frames....except for the occasional thread on this forum about Russion Ti. Who cares?

If it fits, you'll end up loving the ride. I'll be happy to answer any more questions. Paul
How is the ovalmaster?RoyGBiv
Apr 23, 2002 2:59 PM
I'm thinking about trading in my MXL for a lovely ovalmaster at the LBS.