That was mean, I know, I'm sorry...
Truth be told, I was in Amsterdam for the last 3 months since moving there from Chicago and took the C59 first. With no seat time on the Venge as it was winter and I was injured before I left, I came back to the states, road it for a few hours and then did two crit races on it yesterday. (Finished mid field but my training and I had a cold.... eh, my training has been poor this season), I'll bounce back.
The review is simple:
VENGE = Stiff, Porsche GT3 Track car gutted with roll cage.
C59 = Audi R10.
The Venge corners wonderfully but is twitchy.
The C59 is the perfect balance of stiffness and comfort but has a longer wheelbase so it is not as agile.
The components play an important role as well.
Enve's are stiffer but do not brake as well as the Zipps.
S-Works Toupé saddle is a race day saddle while the Selle Italia SLR better suits me for centuries.
Campagnolo SR mechanical is great on the Colnago while I have no regrets specing Ultegra Di2 on the S-WORKS.
If I had to pick one, the choice is clear, the C59 hands down, but I have to say I find the Venge oh so pretty to look at.
I'm keeping both for a while. There are tons of projects I would like to do (BMC Impec, S-Works Epic) but I'll probably sell the Venge in a few years for whatever new toy is out there.
I need something to put these on anyway...