Yep... I think this frame will get as much buzz this year as the C59 did when it was introduced. It looks to be a very nice frame. Massive tubes... kinda like TREK down near the bottom bracket. So I'll have to wait to see those up close at different angles before I say if I like or not. But I don't see anything I'm hating on at this point. Well, I haven't really warmed up to the little thin flanges on the Threadfit cups yet. Looks like I'll need yet another special tool. But that's minor. Not saying I like it more or less than the C59 or past Colnagos for that matter. It's just different. I think it will prove to be another winner. Damn if Colnago doesn't "get it right" more often than not. I really like the solution to the whole pressfit bottom bracket fiasco of recent years. I think their solution is bar none the best I have seen out there, at least from the info currently available. It is unique and different and probably only feasible due to the fact that they are making the lugs separately and have a lot more control over the finished product than if they had to put everything all at once into a mold and press it together, heat it up, and hope it comes out ok. Kudos to them.
So glad to see they decided to do some traditional sizes, albeit if only in the sizes that are not covered by sloping. It's good for those of us who take one of the odd size traditional frames (I take a 61 traditional), but not so great for those who wanted a traditional frame in an even size. But in the sloping sizes, it's nice to see that they added a larger size and changed the 56/58/60 sloping frames each a little bit. That's good because I always thought the 58s was just a monster frame thrown in to cover all the big guys over a certain size. Now their 58s truly does have the geometry of a 62traditional and not closer to a 64t. Not sure if the geometries have changed much for the smaller sizes... haven't studied those yet.
We may never know the real reason for the late announcement of traditional sizes being offered. But if I had to guess it is an afterthought after hearing how treasured the traditional frames still are by a lot of folks. To this day, as much as I have tried to get used to sloping frames (and some are very nice), nothing can match a traditional level (or close to level) top tube aesthetically. It's just how bicycles look best in my mind. I know that's part of the reason I think TT bikes are so sexy. Level top tubes for the most part. And it's also why I kind of gravitated towards the Giant Propel when it first came out. Still like it, except for the god awful brakes. Level top tubes rule! Lol... so shoot me.
I likely won't be getting one anytime soon, given my current stable of bikes. If I do, it would probably be the disc version, not because I think discs are proper on an all out road bike (I don't), but because it would make an awesome rain bike (Lol), as long as I can fit full fenders under the front fork. Speaking of their innovations to their disc bike for a moment, I have also heard that they may be introducing a through axle fork on the disc version, which is probably wise since there is a tendency for a lightish fork to twist due to the off center braking forces of a disc. So many things just have to get so reworked for a disc framed road bike that I wonder if they aren't just getting too close to being a mountain bike in some cases. Ugh!
Anyway, whoever builds up the first C60 in this forum, had better do it right... lots of good photos, things you liked while building, things you didn't, things you noticed that might not be apparent unless you're building one, and last but not least... how it rides. Although, the last one is usually kinda stupid, because no one, or at least hardly anyone, ever says the $20,000 bike they just built up rides like crap. But please don't say it corners like it's on rails, or it climbs like a mountain goat, or any of those other things that some magazine reviewer has said. At least, if you must gush, come up with something original. Oh, and please, please please... if anyone says it's way stiffer than anything they've ridden before, ever, but at the same time plusher than a Rolls Royce on oversize tires... well... you know
Oh yeah, and you know what else I kinda like about the C60... there's not a hint of "aero" bullshit anywhere on it. In fact, if anything, with those massive squarish tubes it's like yelling "Aero... what a crock of pooey, it's a road bike people, we go 25mph on a good day". I'm very glad to see they're not chasing that red herring.
So now... we wait.