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Colnago C40 vs Trek 5900(6 posts)

Colnago C40 vs Trek 5900dicklynn0585
Jul 12, 2002 5:38 PM
Has anyone ridden both of these bikes and what is your opinion?
re: Colnago C40 vs Trek 5900gonzo77
Jul 12, 2002 6:28 PM
Only ridden a 5500 and must say it rides sweet. But what i do know for sure is the Trek warranty is a whole lot better. They offer a Lifetime warranty while Colnago offers a one year warranty. I know a guy with a 1 1/2 year old C40 with drop outs that are about to fall off and he gets no warranty for it...Seems kinda unacceptable for such a costly frame, Heard they ride awesome though... just my two cents
Hello Avantiol
Jul 15, 2002 5:06 PM
I use to race with Caulfied Carnegie some time ago, now it's purely recreational riding. I usually ride in the Dandenongs because it's nice and close ( I live in Burwood ), or dowm Beach road. Probably see you there one time.
try the new giant carbonol
Jul 12, 2002 8:07 PM
A friend of mine has just put his C40 in closet, and he is now riding the new giant. He absolutely loves the frame, says it's really stiff, very light, and has a very comfortable ride. That's his 2 cents worth.
heya olAvanti Guy
Jul 13, 2002 12:51 AM
Heya saw from an earlier post that you were from Melbourne, where abouts and do you ride, are you a club rider?
Havent seen your mates new Giant out though, must not ride in the same area as me.
re: Colnago C40 vs Trek 5900mapei
Jul 14, 2002 5:08 PM
I've tested both bikes. I found the Trek to be extremely comfortable and efficient but oddly humorless and grim, perhaps because it felt so disconnected from the road. It was very light and fast, and kind of twitchy.

The C40 rode considerably more stiffly than the Trek. It also felt a little more stretched out, mellow, and maybe even a bit old-fashioned. At the same time, though, it had a sense of balance and rightness that the Trek simply could not achieve. Maybe it's my personal body geometry, but I felt integrated with the bicycle. With the Trek I was thinking, "Upshift at that next parked car, stand up when I get to the lamp post, check my pulse at the next stop light." With the Colnago, I kept thinking, "Let's see how much faster I can go."

Make of these opinions what you will.