legs 11 wrote:
Is it likely the C60 will also be made in the far east?
Given the way they seem to have gradually moved their production I wouldn't be suprised at all.
Maybe made in the east, packaged and painted in Italy, then labelled as 'Made in Italy' similar to some of the other Italian marques ie. Bianchi etc.
I have heard rumours from good friends, who have relations that worked in the Cambiago site that all production is being systematically closed down.
It'd be a sad day if that's true, and TBH given the way its gone until now, I wouldn't be suprised at all.
@Leggs: No idea where the C60 would be made if they make it, but like you, I wouldn't be surprised if ALL production in Italy is being phased out. There's been a lot of talk about the subtle changes and some not so subtle, like the switch to a pressfit bottom bracket. Now that Campy has introduced Overtorque I suppose I'm not so concerned about that although I still vastly prefer the standard threaded bb shells. But time marches on, for better or worse.
And while I've not heard any rumor or anything official, it's just my gut feel... but at some point I think there will be no more lugged Colnagos as well, and it seems the timing is logical to make that change with the C60 if they want to continue tradition of introducing a significant change to their flagship models every decade or so. I could be completely wrong on this however. If they do abandon the lugged frames in favor of molded frames, I at least hope they introduce the odd size frames as well, like a 57s, instead of having to choose between a 56s or 58s. One of the niceties of the C59 is you can get the incremental sizes and not only have it fit perfectly, but get a perfectly balanced frame as well, versus a perfect "fit" but a wheelbase or headtube that is a bit too long or too short. That may be too much to ask though, in the age of fewer sizes to keep costs of manufacture and distribution down.