At the end of 2008 I bought new Cervelo R3 SL, which I'm still riding today. So I'm considering new bike Colnago C60. Since I have read that the Cervelo R3 SL is super comfortable, good at handling, stiff and not quite aero bike. This seems the same as description of C60;comfortable, stiff, great handling and quite aero, but frame on heavy side.
My preferred terrain are hilly rides, average between 800-1200 vertical meters of climbing. I do not compete any more, but still love to push it uphill and try to beat my personal bests. I do between 8.000 to 10.000 km per year.
Therefore I wonder, should I go for a new C60 or maybe get a new paint for Cervelo with complete upgrade (groupset, wheels...etc) and save some bucks?
Do you think Cervelo frame is to old to upgrade, since is 8 year old?
Will be a C60 a better ride?
So, what do you think?
I like to climb a lot, and climbing at least 3000 meters per week. In last 30 days 16000 meters climbed. Since my city is surronded with mountains, sometimes 3000 meters in one day.
C60 is very nice bike for climbing, super stiff where u need, and comfortable in same time. About weight, i think Colnago dont bother to have marketing and show lighter then is it (like Pinarello), so it will be max 300 gm difference with lightest frames out there (which often are not that reliable, or comfortable), and thats weight is in part of the bike, which is not that important.
I had a chance to try before buy, and similar distance, similar climbing three of them: Bianchi Oltre XR2, Pinarello Dogma F8 and C60. I went to Treviso (thinking that i'll buy Pinarello
), and after test ride of Dogma F8 (climbs), i returned with C60 frame and never regret.