Colnago C50 + Record 2004 road test (sort of)

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Richard Sherrat, Dec 23, 2003.

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  1. I had a quick ride on one of these on 14 Dec. This bike was the full deal: Colnago C50HP, Star fork,
    Cinelli Ram CF bar/stem, Record CF seat post, Record CF crank, front der and rear der body and side
    plates, black brakes, etc. Looks very good. OK, the wheels were Ksyrium SL and not something really
    fancy. Nice anyway.

    I'm comparing it with my own (steel) Scapin "Pro Team" with 2002 Chorus and Mavic Open Pro. Wound-Up
    carbon forks. Alloy seat post, stem and bars.

    Impressions? Very nice bike. Wouldn't mind one myself. Quick, light, smooth, quite tight. A bit
    smoother over little bumps in the road. Maybe not quite as responsive. Not much difference. Putting
    carbon stem, bars and seatpost on my Scapin would probably fix the smoother

    It's comforting to discover that changing gears with 2004 Record with 500 Km on the clock feels very
    much like 2002 Chorus with 18,000 Km on the clock. Perhaps a bit crisper? I didn't have enough time
    to tell. Maybe the 2004 Record hadn't worn in yet :)

    An enjoyable ride.

    Regards, Richard.

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