Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:54 am

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 38 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2 3
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:58 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:29 am
Posts: 6677
Location: Athens, Greece
If you love the C59 but want something stiffer then C60 is the obvious choice. THere are many posts comparing the two of them. Some people prefer the C60 some others the C59.

_________________
My 6536gr TIME Skylon
My 9733gr COLNAGO Master X-light


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:27 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:07 am
Posts: 6
C60 is an awesome bike - if you want stiff and surefooted sure there is s slight weight penalty and clearance is tight so max 25mm but get a test ride and see how it compares to c59


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
   
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:27 am 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:25 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:32 am
Posts: 351
Location: UK
I own several C59s and test rode a C60 earlier this summer. My first thoughts on the ride were 'C59 on steroids'; Colnago have improved on all the elements that made the C59 such a great bike without sacrificing anything.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:27 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:56 am
Posts: 755
i have owned and ridden both the C59 and the C60. i'm a bit heavier than you. the c59 is, IMHO, near perfection re: stiffness. the C60 is stiffer. i'd say alot stiffer but i don't want to alarm you. and also i wouldn't say the c60 was too stiff (maybe for me it was, but probably not for everybody).

i would say that if you liked the 695 over the c59, then owning those 2 bikes you really were suffering an embarrassment of riches. as in you saying that makes me want to own a 695. because i fondly remember my c59 and am always looking for another one. i am not doing that with the c60 i sold.

i think you should buy the frame that excites you in some way, either due to tech in it or how it looks etc. most upper end bikes these days are plenty stiff i reckon. also it is a special gift so maybe don't get too practical about it. so which bike you've seen really floats the old boat?

also what about a time scylon? isn't that the logical progression from loving a look 695?

BTW - cool power numbers. hope i'm still riding and as fit as you when i'm 53 (and hope i'm retired then too :D )

_________________
Bobo S&S Steel Bike - 7.5 kg
Oltre XR2- 6.6 kg
Look 585 - 6.8 kg


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:46 am
Posts: 19
Well... As often happens with me and my very focused searches, I ended up making a decision... Ordered a Parlee Altum yesterday. My LBS is a Moots shop and as I was mulling the notion of an RSL he showed me a really great deal on an Altum that would afford me the option of essentially custom paint at a quite large discount from retail price. I did a quick test ride on one of the bikes he had built up in the shop and was really impressed with the stiffness and comfort of the bike, despite being a full size too small. Geometry-wise, the Altum is taller and shorter than I'm used to, but worked out the numbers and with stem rise and seat post setback, I can replicate the fit of my Look which I have really come to like. Thank you for all the contributed opinions, now is the hard part...waiting!!


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 12:09 pm
Posts: 787
vamoots58 wrote:
Well... As often happens with me and my very focused searches, I ended up making a decision... Ordered a Parlee Altum yesterday. My LBS is a Moots shop and as I was mulling the notion of an RSL he showed me a really great deal on an Altum that would afford me the option of essentially custom paint at a quite large discount from retail price. I did a quick test ride on one of the bikes he had built up in the shop and was really impressed with the stiffness and comfort of the bike, despite being a full size too small. Geometry-wise, the Altum is taller and shorter than I'm used to, but worked out the numbers and with stem rise and seat post setback, I can replicate the fit of my Look which I have really come to like. Thank you for all the contributed opinions, now is the hard part...waiting!!


I don't understand people that mess with saddle setback (less or more) to compensate for a too long or too short frame. Frame setback is a fix thing, regardless of frame reach. Play with stem lenght and angle as much as you want (within limits), but keep your usual saddle setback!!

_________________
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 2013
Scott Addict Orica Greenedge
Canyon Endurace CF SLX


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:02 pm
Posts: 450
Delorre wrote:
I don't understand people that mess with saddle setback (less or more) to compensate for a too long or too short frame. Frame setback is a fix thing, regardless of frame reach. Play with stem lenght and angle as much as you want (within limits), but keep your usual saddle setback!!


Hopefully it means he just needs a setback seatpost to achieve his normal saddle position. But yeah, saddle position is not something that changes unless crank length, shoe/pedal stack also changes.


Last edited by TobinHatesYou on Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:12 pm
Posts: 2908
Location: eh?
vamoots58 wrote:
Well... Ordered a Parlee Altum yesterday. Geometry-wise, the Altum is taller and shorter than I'm used to,


Nice choice. I've been on an Altum for a couple of seasons now. Liked it very much from the beginning but it has really grown on me. I continue to be very impressed by how light, stiff, and comfortable it is. Incredible climber, great to hammer on, and at the same time I can cruise all day (8 hours plus in the saddle) and never get that "wish I could get off my bike" feeling. Just a great combination of stiff and forgiving in all the right places. Loads of tire clearance also.

As for the geometry, it comes down to getting the right size. I run about 10 cm of drop on an ML with a longish (130 mm) stem slammed on the standard 15 mm headset cap. Exact same position I had on a variety of race bikes with more aggressive geometry.

One word of caution, the integrated seat post wedge clamp requires careful handling. It works well but is a minimalist design. Use carbon paste on the seatpost-seat tube interface, and grease on all the surfaces of the clamp and bolt except the knurled section of the clamp that presses up against the seat post. Then use a torque wrench and tighten the bolt to the max 8 nm. The problem is that the supplied bolt takes a 4 mm allen tool. 8 nm is a lot of torque for a 4 mm. You need a really good fresh allen tool to avoid stripping the bolt. Also because the bolt is close to the seatpost, its hard to angle to tool perfectly when tightening. I switched the stock bolt to a high quality stainless piece that takes a 5 mm tool.

Enjoy the ride and post some pics when she's built.

_________________
wheelsONfire wrote:
When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 38 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2 3

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Parlee ESX v Altum R. Decisions, decisions!

in Road

ShutUpLegsNow

7

959

Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:06 pm

kode54 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Decisions... good Aluminium (Canyon / Bowman) vs Cheap carbon (PX RT80)

in Road

pfnsht

9

685

Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:56 am

istigatrice View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Planet X Galibier SL Alloy Road Frameset - Cheap 900G Alloy Frameset

in Road

waltthizzney

7

2683

Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:50 am

wingguy View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Best Second-Hand frameset under $1200.

in Road

joelpace

11

1488

Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:14 pm

CLEAR View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Lightest China frameset

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 4 5 ]

in Road

ericmerg1

63

6543

Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:14 pm

ardi69gain View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], cyclenutnz, Marin, markyboy and 41 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited