Colnago V3 RS

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NicoNSO
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by NicoNSO

guyc wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Here you go
Thank You So Much... :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Visus
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by Visus

Those reviews are hilarious :lol: You don't bite the hand that feeds you :roll:

Generic overpriced dropped seatstay monocoque frame #23

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corky
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by corky

Visus wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:36 pm
Those reviews are hilarious :lol: You don't bite the hand that feeds you :roll:

Generic overpriced dropped seatstay monocoque frame #23
With unique bottom bracket and headset configuration.............so not so generic

hannawald
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by hannawald

Is it true that Colnago stack height is so high (in my size 54s it is 578mm, while equivalent Ultimate in size M is 567mm and Bianchi Oltre size 57 is just 556mm? Or they measure differently, for example include headset top cap..?

timmybike
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by timmybike

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First WW post, so be gentle. I'm an older guy (67) with a solid riding and racing background who rides mostly metal bikes (lugged steel, titanium, et al.). I recently decided to indulge my curiosity about a disc brake pro bike, so with the help of a few extra spacers to accomodate my approx. 7 cm drop I bought this V3 RS. The first 400 km were in Spain in the Cordoba and Ronda areas, about 2 months ago. Size is 54S; as shown, the saddle ht. is 77 cm. Kit is Dura Ace, LW Wegweisers with 28 mm Specialized Turbo Cottons. I'm certainly not much of a WW, but the weight is 7.3 kg as shown, minus pedals. For me, that's light, and one could take, what, a couple hundred grams or more off with tubulars.

The ride is stellar; descending is amazingly smooth and composed, but when you're in a switchback even with an aggressive entry speed you can put the bike pretty much anywhere you like on the road--very fast turn in but not herky-jerky. I love my older school bikes by Richard Sachs, David Kirk, et al., but this is a real treat to ride.

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kgt
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by kgt

:welcome:
Very nice bike and those wheels make it look 2 times nicer!

AJS914
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by AJS914

hannawald wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:00 am
Is it true that Colnago stack height is so high (in my size 54s it is 578mm, while equivalent Ultimate in size M is 567mm and Bianchi Oltre size 57 is just 556mm? Or they measure differently, for example include headset top cap..?
A 54S is the equivalent of a 58cm bike so you need to compare with larger bikes.

fogman
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by fogman

@timmybike. Very nice. May I ask what is the frame size and your saddle height?


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mag
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by mag

@fogman it's all in there:
timmybike wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:11 pm
... Size is 54S; as shown, the saddle ht. is 77 cm. ...

fogman
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by fogman

My bad. I guess I should have read more closely before asking a question that was already answered.


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timmybike
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by timmybike

Yep, it's in there. If interested, that's a 120 stem and 172.5 cranks.

hannawald
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by hannawald

mag wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:59 pm
@fogman it's all in there:
timmybike wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:11 pm
... Size is 54S; as shown, the saddle ht. is 77 cm. ...
Well, reach is 390mm, Oltre 57 has reach 395..so i think i am comparing apples to apples..

MRM
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by MRM

Welcome timmybike!

timmybike
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by timmybike

Thanks, much appreciated!

alexaqui
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by alexaqui

I am in the market for a new bike/frame set and this on the short list. Anyone else with first hand experience on this bike? Colnago geometry works great for me as I currently still have a C50 and also had at one point a C59. I am looking for an aero race bike and this is on the short list (also looking at BMC and S-Works Venge). I like the idea of traditional Colnago ride comfort along with some aero gains.

Anyone try the V3? Apparently ~200 grams heavier on the frame. The Ultegra DI2 build is quite attractive and not much more expensive than the V3RS frameset alone. I am very tempted at that price point to jump in...

Anyt thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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