Colnago Master X

My bike builder sent me a note:

Here she is I hope you like it.  My pictures do not do it justice. 😉

She is now back home as a finished bike. I haven’t had a chance to shoot some pictures of her yet but I will do so over the weekend.

The frameset is a 2013 Colnago Master X-Light 30th Anniversary. The wheels are custom built Ambrosio Excellence with Campagnolo hubs. Groupset is Campagnolo Chorus.

The Colnago Master X-Light was first offered thirty years ago. The Master X was probably the best road racing frame at that time. The tubing in the 30th Anniversary model, DT15V steel, is identical to the tubing that was used in the original. The original frameset was built as a joint effort between Colnago and Columbus. Columbus doesn’t make the tubes anymore. Colnago found the person who originally drew the tubes, brought him the dies, and he produced them for Colnago. The 30th Anniversary frameset is built with the same mix of star-shaped and round tubes and joined by the same lugs. It features the straight-blade Precisa fork. The paint is incredible on this bike. And, of course it is fully steel. A bit on the heavier side, the frameset weighs in at 1400g.

The ride is said to be fast, stable, and comfortable. An exceptional platform for the purest that can appreciate the characteristics of what a steel frame can provide. I’ll find out soon enough once March comes along.

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