Colnago C40 vs CX Zero Disc in terms of comfort

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OhJeebus
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by OhJeebus

A friend of mine is selling off his collection in about 1 week.

I have a chance to pick up a 2005 MK4 HP stay C40 or a 2015 Colnago CX Disc for the same money.

I'm having a hard time deciding. The C40 is an all time classic but I like the versatility of having hydro disc brakes.
I don't race but will be doing weekly spirited 120km club rides so comfort overall is most important for me.

What do you guys think? (and no I can't buy both :wink: )

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tabmaster
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by tabmaster

For me, there would be no question. The C40 is hand made in Italy. A timeless classic, as you have said. The CX is Taiwanese & fairly forgettable, by comparison. Don't know what the CXeoykd be like to ride but the C40 is like a magic carpet ride. Just my 2p worth.

Paul.
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alistaird
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by alistaird

tabmaster wrote:For me, there would be no question. The C40 is hand made in Italy. A timeless classic, as you have said. The CX is Taiwanese & fairly forgettable, by comparison. Don't know what the CXeoykd be like to ride but the C40 is like a magic carpet ride. Just my 2p worth.

Paul.

+1 to this. Made in Italy for sure as 1st pick.

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3Pio
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by 3Pio

No Brainer. C40. The only negative thing i noticed about C40, is because of 1" front fork it can be not stiff enough in the front end.

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tabmaster
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by tabmaster

This means it'll be like driving a vintage Ferrari versus a Dacia Sandero
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TomColnago
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by TomColnago

The C40 is an awesome machine and I would get another one hands down, it would be my choice out of them and its a beautifully crafted bike, rides beautifully, is stiff enough for the sprinters and light enough for the climbers.

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kgt
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by kgt

C40 is a legendary frame, one for the most important frames in history. CX disc is... nothing IMHO.

XCProMD
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by XCProMD

I have owned both.

Just sold the CX.

Stay away from my C40 or it's the last thing you'll see in this world.

c50jim
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by c50jim

Since I bought my first C40 in 1995, I've owned a lot of bikes - 14 Colnagos, some Parlees, Dogma, Moots, Pegoretti, Cervelos and I forget some of the others. I ride 12-14,000 km/year all over the place. A few years ago, I realized that I was getting old and had more than a lifetime supply of bikes. So, I've been trimming my inventory. I've sold all the Colnagos except my C40s and an Extreme Power that I throw in the car for trips with my wife when the paint my get scratched. I also have a custom S&S coupled Moots with Colnago geometry and a Norco gravel bike. I've never ridden the CX Zero but have ridden other modern bikes. My gravel bike has discs but I don't find them necessary even there, although I might if I rode in wet conditions.

I'm 6'1" and ~185 pounds and I've never had a problem with the 1" fork, whether Star, Flash, Precisa or something from a manufacturer other than Colnago. I love the ride quality of the C40 and kept it rather than newer Colnagos such as the EPS or even Extreme C because of that ride. C40 HP is the second best of the various C40 vintages. I refer the one immediately before without the HP stays because its ride is a bit smoother in my opinion but I'm sure the C40 HP will put a smile on your face.

AJS914
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by AJS914

Since it's your friend ride both and decide. You may need both bikes. :-)

By all accounts the CX Zero is a fine bike. It may make a better endurance / winter bike and will probably take wider tires. It will probably have a taller head tube and more upright position.

Are these bikes your size? The c40 comes in 1 cm increments. Don't buy it if it's not the right size.

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Mockenrue
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by Mockenrue

Is the CX Zero the aluminium model or the carbon 'Evo' version?

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by nestornnk

If the ride and comfort is your priority then choose the CX Zero(if it is the carbon version)
Otherwise the C40 is a special bike,one that you will keep forever..

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