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Buying help; Colnago CT1 or De Rosa Titanio?(4 posts)

Buying help; Colnago CT1 or De Rosa Titanio?StevieP
Nov 28, 2002 6:45 AM
Anyone got any views/ideas/opinions on these 2 bikes that would help me make a decision?

I am not a racer - recreational only & it would be a dry weather bike (needless to say!).
Nov 28, 2002 7:33 AM
The Titanio is no longer listed on the 2003 lineup. Maybe discontinued?

Don't know where you intend to buy, but check out euro sources like or Once you see the euro price on a Colnago C-40 or DeRosa King, you might want carbon.

The CT-1 has been criticized for using Russian Ti and welds that might not be as attractive, but I've read nothing but good reports on it's ride and handling. Colango's have great paint jobs that many other brands lack.
The Titanio is hard to find...jtolleson
Nov 29, 2002 7:31 AM
almost the "unobtanio." I tried shopping it last year and even web sites that list it couldn't necessarily get you one.

Every CT1 owner I know has been absolutely thrilled and the prices as Maestro-UK really rock.
Nov 29, 2002 7:44 AM
Different people want different things, but in my view the CT1 is a truly great bike. Excellent handling, and for me a nearly grail-like mix of liveliness, comfort, and responsiveness.

42, haven't raced in a decade, and I've got three little kids at home--so I guess that makes me a recreational rider too. (a commuter also, but that's a different bike most days)

I don't know about the dry weather business. I've had mine out in the rain and it hasn't melted yet.

Bought mine from maestro, whose prices are unbeatable.