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New trend? Ugly Colnagos with freakish chainstays?(24 posts)

New trend? Ugly Colnagos with freakish chainstays?peloton
Sep 5, 2002 1:49 PM
The C-40 is getting an facelift for next year with some pretty strange looking chainstays. The marketing pitch is 3% more comfort with 5% more torsional stiffness. I personall feel this is coming at an upgrade of 73% more huffyesque style. On the bright side the B-stay will remain in the lineup. The new Colnago carbon crank is pretty nice looking though. What do you guys think of this pic? Anyone going to trade in their B-stay for it's successor?
nice handles! makes it easier to carry...nmmr_spin
Sep 5, 2002 1:58 PM
re: New trend? Ugly Colnagos with freakish chainstays?legs
Sep 5, 2002 2:03 PM
remember when they were doing dual down tubes on their ti bikes?
they've gotta do something drastic in order to charge you more -liv2padl
Sep 5, 2002 2:08 PM
too bad it's not something positive. personally, i wouldn't ride that thing.
don't care for itDougSloan
Sep 5, 2002 2:53 PM
I don't care for the look; but then, I don't care for sloping top tubes, fat tubes, tri spoke wheels, split seats (looks or feel), ergo handlebars (same), and lots of other "innovations." I prefer more of a classic look.

The worst part about this one is the "High Power" wording. I'd feel goofy riding that. Those cranks are a little chunky, too.

Sep 5, 2002 3:00 PM
It'll probably never be a new trend just due to the high cost. But its a cool look. Just like the double down tube Colnago's. I'd ride either one or a combination if I had the money to spend!

Reminds me of a part of the female anatomy ;o)Iwannapodiumgirl
Sep 5, 2002 3:07 PM
Perhaps Colnago should call it their "V-stay"....
3% more comfort? why not 2.93? maybe it's even 3.319!colker
Sep 5, 2002 3:09 PM
and it's ugly.
Same trend? Ugly paint Colnagos...Bruno
Sep 5, 2002 3:10 PM
Who paints those bikes? I assume the same people that buy them buy Versace clothing. Best adjetive to describe those people: pretentious.
I am not pretentious!Jefferson
Sep 6, 2002 9:33 AM
I ride a 2002 C40. I do not wear Versace clothing, in fact I dress very very conservatively. I am not rich, I do not drive fancy cars. I am a simple man who wears t-shirts and blue jeans and drives a Toyota truck.I just choose to ride a C40. Why not ride a nice bike if you can? Life is too short to not enjoy things. I do not ride a C40 to draw attention to myself. I am a cat 4 racer and century rider. Does that make me a poser? I don't think so. I used to ride a Mongoose titanium bike. Did that make me a Wal-mart bike buyer because it was a Mongoose? Again I don't think so. I enjoy riding nice bikes. What is up with people on this forum bashing Colnago owners? I don't know what Bruno rides, but I am not going to bash him because of his choice of bike. Ride what you got. As long as you have good health, ride your bike. Single speed, cruiser, BMX, unicycle. Just ride! We have the freedom to ride, why get hung up on what other people choose to ride.
I'm just a little pretentious.djg
Sep 8, 2002 6:56 AM
I only have a CT1.
re: New trend? Ugly Colnagos with freakish chainstays?pina
Sep 5, 2002 3:25 PM
I think most people won't care for these chain stays. I like the cranks. The cranks are slightly beefy, but maybe they are 100% carbon.
Is that where you put in. . .js5280
Sep 5, 2002 3:46 PM
your card credit to make payments or the baseball cards?
credit cards or baseball cards - heheheheIwannapodiumgirl
Sep 5, 2002 4:00 PM
I was thinking something else. A place to insert the "lube tube"!
Slow morning at work...Iwannapodiumgirl
Sep 5, 2002 4:16 PM
is this the new range of female bikes from Colnago?
re: New trend? Ugly Colnagos with freakish chainstays?mmquest
Sep 5, 2002 4:43 PM
I'm an engineer and I have to admit that I can't figure out how splitting the chainstays in half would increase stiffness. On the cranks, all I have to say is that I thought they were hideous until I saw a pair in person, on a Carbinissimo no less (there are some benefits in living within driving distance to World Cycling Productions!). The cranks look a lot better in person and seem to change color when you spin them...pretty cool. Personally, the Carbinissimo is fun to look at but pretty much of a dud overall...
Another ploy to build Ernesto's Swiss Account. nmMXL02
Sep 5, 2002 5:11 PM
All that hole some hair around it (nm)LC
Sep 5, 2002 5:14 PM
Whoa! That's Different! Don't like it! nmgusriley
Sep 5, 2002 6:54 PM
re: New trend? Ugly Colnagos with freakish chainstays?aliensporebomb
Sep 5, 2002 7:26 PM
I like the crank. But the "high power"? Geez. Might as
well put "super keen neato" there. Huffyville.
That "High Power" decal must really make you fast. nmBruno S
Sep 5, 2002 7:46 PM
Sometimes newer is not betterpmf1
Sep 6, 2002 4:44 AM
I think I'll keep my B-Stay C40 rather than trade it in for something that looks as goofy as this. I feel the same way about my LS Ultimate. I would not trade in my 1999 model for the new one with carbon stays and an integrated HS.

Does this mean I'm becoming an old f@rt?
I am keeping my '02 model but....Jefferson
Sep 6, 2002 6:40 AM
I can't figure out why Colango would make such a cosmetic mistake on such a sweet frame. Personally I will hang onto my 2002 C40. I do not see how the split would make a difference in a good way.Sure way to kill sales. Would I ever buy another C40? Probably not. I love the bike but it is too expensive for what you get. Fotunately I got mine at a sweet price from a friend in Italy. There are equal if not better frames made in the US. I would go back to a ti frame like a Seven or a Litespeed. Probably something with a sloping top tube. Plus the Colnago paint job looks good when you get it but I think they grow old after about a year. A Ti frame looks good forever.
Marketing BABY!RayBan
Sep 6, 2002 11:00 AM
I owned a C40 and those frames do not need more comfort. They are EXTREMLY comfortable. Thats a marketing gimick no more no less. Can't wait to see that thing hammer along next years Paris Robaix!