C40 durability

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  1. IanD

    IanD New Member

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    All,

    I'm trying to get an idea on the durability of C40 Bstays. My local LBS has a Limited Edition World Champion 2002 Bstay model. I'm looking for C40 owners who ride their C40's 'regularly' - no racing etc - just normal 40 - 100 mile rides. I've been saving up the money and have been looking at a carbon fibre frame a while now but have shied away. I've also been looking at the new Orbea Orca's although they are rather scarce at the moment.

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    Ian in SanDiego
     
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  2. Bititanio

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  3. Bititanio

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    I have an origianl 1993 C40 at my home in Germany that has about 5 to 7K km a year on it, with no problems. Paint's getting a bit chipped from some stones, etc., but it should last a lot longer.
     
  4. Aztec

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    Mine has but 1000 miles so far. Way too early to tell anything.

    You sure you want to spend that much? I love it, but I would've been just as happy on a steel Cervelo Super Prodigy for about a third of the cost!
     
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    I have a C-50 (since November -- one of the first in the USA) and wouldn't have it any other way -- Colnago's are the BEST and the barbon fiber ones give a super ride while being ultra responsive and efficient !!!!!
     
  6. marlon1

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    Colnago's are the best. If you don't want to spent mich money, try to buy a C40. They are alomst the same as the C50. I have a C40 BStay 60cm and it is Very stiff, and sssooooooooo beautifull (LX10 colors).

    What is the prize for that TM38 limited edition? More that $2500 is too much.
     
  7. IanD

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    They are asking for $2400 - which I also felt is bit much even tho it's brand spankin new, never been built. Fortunately, I picked up an early 2003 C-40 AD-22 for alot less! Just gotta pickup some extra parts, transfer my components from my other frame and build it up! Oh Yeah!

    Ian in SanDiego
     
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    hm ok

    the world champion also looks very poshy, with that : 'world champion' name on it.

    A few moth ago there was a new C40 World Campion here for $2199 with fork, seatpost and stem. That is about the cheapest prize you can get..... Less then $2400 is always ok for a C40.
     
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