Colnago Extreme Power WX02 - 63

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LorneMalvo
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by LorneMalvo

Stumbled over that frameset on the bay. A quick look at the Extreme Power geometry chart told me that I can definitely make it fit without looking odd, so I pulled the trigger. Well this is the result and I managed to get almost the exact same fit as on my C60 in size 61. I‘ve only done one quick test ride so far but it felt awesome already. Extremely stiff as you‘d expect it to be.

I know the WX02 paint job isn‘t for everyones taste and it never even was close to my favorites from Colnago but I have to say it really grew on me the more I thought about that frame. To be honest, the „Made in Italy“ letters alone were an argument that justified buying it. Image

I try to provide you guys with some more information, weight and hopefully good quality pictures. In the meantime here she is on her maiden voyage.

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Boom!!! Love it!

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by Calnago

That looks great Lorne! Not gangly or farm gateish at all. Nice find.
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by lifeonmars

Fantastic bike! Nothing to change.
Always wanted an Extreme Power or Extreme-C, but never found the right frame.

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by joe1234

Fantastic frame!!! :thumbup: :beerchug:

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by shipley

That's a coincidence, I wasn't sure about that colour either when I saw an Extreme C frame for sale but its really grown on me.

Sorry about the poor picture but you can show your bike it's cousin :mrgreen:

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First of all, thanks for the compliments guys! Took her out for another ride and I'm quite impressed how well it performs. I just love how you feel power transmission in such a direct way. Only thing I have to change are the tires. 25mm Corsas in combination with the new wider rim of the Zondas just don't leave you with enough clearance for pebbly roads. No problems on neat and dry roads however. For now I just wanted to share the build list real quick before I'm trying to give a little more in depth look at some points and provide you with some good qualitiy pictures. In my other build threads I've always promised to make better pictures and then never get to it but this time that thing went to the studio! Therefore a shoutout goes out to a buddy of mine who took the pictures and who also calls a beautiful Extreme C his own, which hopefully will be showcased here sooner or later because I tried to convince him to join WW :thumbup:

Now the build list:
  • Frame: Colnago Extreme Power - WX02 - Size 63
  • Fork: Colnago Star Carbon
  • Headset: Chris King Sotto Voce
  • Stem: 3T Arx / -17 / 120mm
  • Handlebars: Deda Zero100 Shallow / 42cm c-c
  • Tape: Selle San Marco Vintage Leather
  • Seatpost: Deda Zero100
  • Seatclamp: Colnago
  • Saddle: Berk Lupina / 132mm
  • Groupset: All Campagnolo Chorus 11 pre 2015 / Crankset 175mm - 52/36
  • Wheels: Campagnolo Zonda C17
  • Tires: Vittoria Corsa G+ / 25mm
  • Cages: most likely Mandibles
Removed some logos from stem, bars and seatpost to keep busy things away from the frame. I think the rest of the logos go quite well with the frame. Not sure yet if I grab that bottle of Acetone once more to get rid of that last 3T logo on top of the stem.

That's it for now, pictures to come shortly!
Almost forgot, the final weight without bottle cages is 7,65kg / 16,8lbs

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Calnago wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:12 pm
That looks great Lorne! Not gangly or farm gateish at all. Nice find.
Thanks Cal, I think when people hear size 63 most of them will automaticly think of a farm gatish bike. But with the geometry of the Extreme Power in size 63 being not that far away from a C60 in size 61, it was clear that I can make it work without looking walloping. The -17 stem also does play an important role here as well.

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Nothing wrong with that at all

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shipley wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:01 pm
That's a coincidence, I wasn't sure about that colour either when I saw an Extreme C frame for sale but its really grown on me.

Sorry about the poor picture but you can show your bike it's cousin :mrgreen:
My Italian lady really was happy to see a picture of her cousin, after all this years! :wink:

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So good! The colour scheme is actually really nice I think. One thing I would alter though is the bar angle, just enough that the bottom of the drop is parallel with the top tube.

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by JKolmo

Very nice indeed!

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by MattN

Really nice build that hides its size well.

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