Buying a C60-what frame size?

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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

Hey guys,

I'm planning on ordering a Colnago C60 Frameset today and wanted some info regarding sizing. I'm 5'6" and currently ride a 2017 Giant TCR SL (Small) and a 2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint (52), both with Speedplay pedals.
I would prefer a similar size, or slightly smaller, to my current bikes. Size 50, perhaps?
On another note, I really dislike the Colango color matched seatposts. Is it blasphemous to go with a plain black carbon seatpost?

Thanks!
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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Size down. A 50s Colnago is more like a 54cm. I'd suggest a 48S as more "like for like".

And the color matched seatpost seems appropriate/required only on specific color, in my opinion.
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by kode54

i think you're probably a 48s based on your info.
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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

Well that sucks! No size 48 in stock :(
My second and third option are the Pinarello F10 and Bianchi Oltre XR4. Sizing is similar to the Colango?
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by corky

are you stuck with one retail outlet? If so why? ....there are plenty of Colnago stockists around the world
That would be glad to ship you a c60.

Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

corky wrote:are you stuck with one retail outlet? If so why? ....there are plenty of Colnago stockists around the world
That would be glad to ship you a c60.


Merlin Cycles had the Frameset on sale for $3800. Only size 48 is in white :(
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Red)
2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint (Gold)
2016 Giant Anthem Advanced SX (FS)
2018 Trek Farley EX 9.8 Fatty (FS)

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Yeah, you could offer this guy a bit less: https://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-48cm ... SwuLRZvVR4
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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

Imaking20 wrote:Yeah, you could offer this guy a bit less: https://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-48cm ... SwuLRZvVR4


Not feeling the white. Besides, Merlin has the 48 in stock.
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
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2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint (Gold)
2016 Giant Anthem Advanced SX (FS)
2018 Trek Farley EX 9.8 Fatty (FS)

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by morganb

Are you doing sloping or traditional geometry?

Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

morganb wrote:Are you doing sloping or traditional geometry?


Heres a link to the C60's I was looking at.

https://www.merlincycles.com/colnago-c6 ... 93522.html
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2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Red)
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2018 Trek Farley EX 9.8 Fatty (FS)

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Calnago
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by Calnago

It’s sloping if it’s a 48. The smallest traditional you can get is a 53.
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avispa
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by avispa

Noctiluxx wrote:Hey guys,

I'm planning on ordering a Colnago C60 Frameset today and wanted some info regarding sizing. I'm 5'6" and currently ride a 2017 Giant TCR SL (Small) and a 2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint (52), both with Speedplay pedals.
I would prefer a similar size, or slightly smaller, to my current bikes. Size 50, perhaps?
On another note, I really dislike the Colango color matched seatposts. Is it blasphemous to go with a plain black carbon seatpost?

Thanks!


I have close ties with a Colnago dealer and have seen all kinds of people buy them. If you are 5'6", I definitely say you should go with a 48s or even a 45s, depending on how aggressive you ride.
I have to agree with you these colored seatposts are not the best looking things. See if where you buying the frame will sell you or swap it for a black seatpost. My guy will do it for you. Or get a campy 31.8 searpost. It will look very good on any Colnago. PM me if I can be of help!

Cheers!

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by Johnny Rad

I'm also 5' 6" and see myself riding a 45s for what it's worth. However, I've never test ridden any size Colnago.

For the record, I currently ride a 49cm Addict (w/100mm stem). I used to ride an older 49cm Addict (w/90mm stem) and before that a 50cm Madone before that (w/90mm stem).

Looks like the 2017 Giant Advanced SL in sz S is a bit bigger than my XS 49cm Addict, so I understand the 48s or maybe even 50s suggestion.

Happy biking buying! Very exciting time.

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TonyM
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by TonyM

I am 5'7" and ride a C60 in 48S with a 110mm stem and no spacer.
I suppose depending on your ration leg length/ torso and riding style you will go for 45S or 48S.

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eric01
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by eric01

5’ 6” and ride a 48s. But depends on your proportions

Interestingly the reach on a 50s isn’t that great a leap over 48s. If you are long limbed maybe 50s would work. 48s safer.
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