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200 lb cyclist wanting new frameset(6 posts)

200 lb cyclist wanting new framesetBanky
Sep 4, 2002 8:28 AM
I am a large rider and I am considering purchasing one of the following framesets.
Colnago Master Light
Colango CT-1
Litespeed vortex
Looking for some input as to the differences between the frames (ride quality etc.). Obviously they have different materials but is that necessarily going to make that big of a difference? Also if anyone knows where I could get any of the above at a good price. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
re: 200 lb cyclist wanting new framesetjaybird
Sep 4, 2002 9:15 AM
You should be fine on all of them. I am 220 and I ride a Look KG381i but I tested the masterlight and vortex before buying. Other options should include the Merckx MX Leader for the Masterlight. It is a little heavier but it fit me better and it seemed to be a little more responsive. Take a good look at the LS Tuscany instead of the vortex. I found it to be noticably stiffer than the vortex and it will save you a few bucks.
re: 200 lb cyclist wanting new framesetBanky
Sep 5, 2002 8:23 AM
thanks for your advice.
re: 200 lb cyclist wanting new framesetCurtSD
Sep 4, 2002 1:18 PM
If you're looking at Colnagos, you might want to look at the Ovalmaster too. This is from wrenchscience.com:

"The OvalMaster is designed for the larger built rider. By combining a Master profile top tube with an oversized, oval-shaped downtube, Colnago has created an exceptionally high-strength titanium frame that exhibits extraordinary low levels of deflection, allowing more energy to be delivered to the road. The OvalMaster frame is made from aerospace titanium alloy (6Al/4V)."
re: 200 lb cyclist wanting new framesetCarbonCampy
Sep 5, 2002 3:56 PM
Hey, I'm 6'3'' 220 & ride a C40 and stomp! Whether you go with a Master Light or CT-1 if Colnago's geometry works for you then it is Ooooo-so-nice! Check out totalcycling.com for the best prices I've seen (I've bought 2 frames & other stuff from them & I'm happy). Your LBS can't compete.
re: 200 lb cyclist wanting new framesetBanky
Sep 6, 2002 8:25 AM
Thanks, Ive been hearing similar statements about the C40.