2014 Colnago C59

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by showdown

My newest bike- one of the benefits of getting hit by a car... The TXOR was almost impossible to get as it wasn't a production run color. From what Colnago USA told me, it was a limited proof-of-concept color for the Japanese market and never made anywhere else. I got lucky in that as a Colnago sponsored team in Chicago we have a great relationship with the company and they were able to convince Colnago Italy to paint one up for them/me.

The Di2 is a revelation coming from SRAM Red 10sp. Using the sprint shifters in a race feels like a video game and I can see how sequential shifting will happen and will be batshit crazy cool.

2014 C59 in TXOR
Shimano Dura Ace Di2 with sprinter shifters
Stages power meter
SRAM Red cassette 11-25
Easton EC90 SLX3 Carbon Bars
3T -17* 130mm stem with Tillquist's integrated Garmin mount
Garmin Edge 500
Fizik Arione Carbon saddle
Mavic Carbon Cosmic Ultimates with 25mm Continental Competition Tubulars
Black Prince SwissStop pads
Crappy $5 aluminum water bottle cages I've had for a decade and with which I've never lost a bottle!

Haven't had a chance to weigh it but it sure feels light! Weight isn't my priority here (blasphemous, I know) as I race this bike.


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by oakes2004

That's knocking the door of stunning!
How cool does DA look!

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by jbaillie

Bling bling

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by carbon2329

Looks great. One of the BEST paint schemes I ever seen on a Colnago. :thumbup:

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by Monkeyboy3333

stunning mate, however there are plenty of cages that'll never lose you a bottle that are more befitting to your dream of a bike

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by irongatsby

Beautiful bike, great color choice. Can you show us a front shot of the headtube?

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by showdown

Regarding the cages- I had a pair of fancy carbon ones years ago. I lost two bottles on a rough patch of an 87 mile road race and was miserable (I grabbed a spare from a teammate and finished 9th btw) Since then I've always used these cages and never lost a bottle... I suppose I'm a bit superstitious... :)

The paint is really cool- the black is velvety; not matte, not glossy. The gunmetal has a great metallic quality but it's not shiny or reflective and the fluo orange is straight up neon and pops like nothing else. Easy to spot my bike in a race! The entirety of the paint is black, gunmetal and orange save for an Italian Tricolore on the underside of the downtube.



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by irongatsby

Thanks. Looks sweet with the gray cable housings. :thumbup:

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by Montana

Nice build Showdown! I too had a bad first experience with carbon cages... Rattling - ejecting...

Then I tried Arundle cages. These are awesome and work very well!

Enjoy your C59!

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by Geoff

Ok, that's nice. Great colour.

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by Donic

Beautiful. Great paint job!

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by Rippin

Congrats on a great build.
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by anquetil

Nice bike, on first look I think it is Cannondale Evo(paint scheme). Colnago could use nice metal badge logo on head tube.

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by coloclimber

Perfect! C59 and CCUs compliment each other well. Enjoy.

YMMV but I have never lost a bottle with Arundle Mandible carbon cages.
-Deacon Doctor Colorado Slim

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