|Colnago: Dream Pluse Vs Master X Light||Kev-Va|
Jul 16, 2001 4:34 PM
|Could you give me some advice about these two great frames? Which one should I go for? Thanks.|
|re: Colnago: Dream Pluse Vs Master X Light||Rusty Coggs|
Jul 16, 2001 4:58 PM
|Isn't that kind of like apples and oranges? One is light aluminum and the other is very nice lugged steel that is still pretty stiff but a bit on the heavy side compared to some current offerings using lighter TIG welded tubesets. I would not trade my Master Light for any aluminum frame that I can think of. I don't race but ride alot and the ML seems to the the best of a number of quality bikes I am currently riding.Standard disclamer...my experience only,others will probably differ. BTW, I am 150 pounds,6' and ride a size 58.What you shuld buy probably depends of whether you have AL or steel junkie DNA.|
|"AL or steel junkie DNA " LOL||cycleguy|
Jul 17, 2001 7:04 PM
|But what about Carbon Fiber. I thought carbon was the basis of all life, Spock where are you?|
|Two different animals...||DINOSAUR|
Jul 17, 2001 8:44 PM
|Dream Plus is al, Master X-Light is lugged steel. IMHO you can find a better al framed bike. The Master X-Light is known for it's strong, smooth riding frame (click on product reviews). The ML has a short top tube, you might have problems with the geometry if you have a short torso.
Also check around for prices on Colnago's, they can vary.
I'm thinking of a Master X-Light for my next bike. It would be for long rides and centuries. My Klein would be for short rides and climbing. Al is best suited for big buys who like to stomp. It all boils down to what type of ride you want. Al is rigid and unforgiving, it's quick and fast, but it can beat you up for long rides. You might consider an al bike with carbon seat stays, such as the Pinarello Opera.
What are the characteristics you want? Steel or al? What's good for the goose might not be good for the gander.