Yeh the tyre clearance issue is frustrating, my CLX is similar, can only get 23mm clinchers in (Corsa SC on Archetype) or 25mm tubs on my 303s.GonaSovereign wrote: ↑Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:54 amI've said this elsewhere, but the EPS is the Goldilocks bike from Colnago. It's a full-on rocket ship race bike, but strangely has more tire clearance than the others C-series bikes or the EP. I ride 28s no problem, and have put 32 clincher file treads on to test (it fits; just).
In a moment of weakness, I offered this up for sale and asked almost nothing for it. Thankfully no one grabbed it before I came to my senses.
The EPS has round tubes vs shaped on the C59, but as the former owner of a Master, I know the tube profile has little to do with the ride.
Short story: they're both really nice. The tire clearance kept me from picking up a C59. I suppose they'll address that with the c64 next week....
C59 in NERO, I'm normally of the opinion that a Colnago should carry an eye catching paint job, but a 54s NERO has come up for sale and it's quite tempting.
I've looked through some image and they look pretty decent if a little subtle.
Bigger tubes than what? The tubes are a round cross section with three internal ribs. My EPQ is an EPS top tube/downtube with C59 lugs and stays. The fork is the same on the EPS/EPQ and C59. Really... with every iteration of the C-series... I have never felt... "holy crap, this is so much stiffer I can't even ride the thing". There are a lot of lighter bikes that are "stiffer", but they feel brittle in comparison. Almost as if they'd snap in a bad situation, whereas something with a little more material might have a bit more "give" to it.
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I currently have Schwalbe 28mm tubulars on my EPS. No problemo. Here's a pic taken 30 seconds ago.
Schwalbe 28 on the eps
Vittoria 27 clinchers on Zipp 101s fit fine as well.
Also, @fromtrektocolnago, the EPS and C59 have the same diameter tubes on the main triangle, albeit different shapes.
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