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    Colnago twenty IX

    has anyone actually ridden one? thoughts?

    ....and as i've been a SSer for too long a time, what the heck is shimano SLX? i remember the days of only LX, XT and XTR making up the best. i must be turning into a luddite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    SLX fits in between LX and XT.

    Bike looks good. But I've never been a fan of new Colnago's.
    thanks for the input. i work at a LBS that specializes in colnago, so i was lookin' for opinions. for the road bike crowd, it's fun when you have 5 C59's in the shop at one point

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    SLX fits in between LX and XT.

    Bike looks good. But I've never been a fan of new Colnago's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy aka Rut View Post
    Hey E!
    Im riding on the SLX brakes. I had last years XT brakes but "downgraded" to the SLX. Holy cow do these brakes deliver!!! One finger braking without the fade! Truly Amazing!
    RUT!!!

    thanks for dropping in! or should i oust myself for stopping lurking?

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    Hey E!
    Im riding on the SLX brakes. I had last years XT brakes but "downgraded" to the SLX. Holy cow do these brakes deliver!!! One finger braking without the fade! Truly Amazing!

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer View Post
    has anyone actually ridden one? thoughts?

    ....and as i've been a SSer for too long a time, what the heck is shimano SLX? i remember the days of only LX, XT and XTR making up the best. i must be turning into a luddite.

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    wow. the post time/space continuum is messed up over here as well. will someone please feed the hamsters powering the website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer View Post
    thanks for the input. i work at a LBS that specializes in colnago, so i was lookin' for opinions. for the road bike crowd, it's fun when you have 5 C59's in the shop at one point
    You work at an lbs but don't know what SLX is? I hope this is sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atom29 View Post
    You work at an lbs but don't know what SLX is? I hope this is sarcasm.
    we do mainly road bikes (like 95%), as there's a killer MTB shop a few miles away. i'm way out of touch on MTB stuff, aside from what comes in for fix-its.

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    Does not look very Colnago to me..... But then again neither do a lot of their carbon road bikes.

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    Looks fast.

    SLX pretty much replaced LX.

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    I don't really see anything special that Colnago is doing here. Pretty much the same as most other carbon 29er hardtails here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1 View Post
    I don't really see anything special that Colnago is doing here. Pretty much the same as most other carbon 29er hardtails here.
    Um, it is 6000 Alu and not carbon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1 View Post
    I don't really see anything special that Colnago is doing here. Pretty much the same as most other carbon 29er hardtails here.
    Quote Originally Posted by sakucee View Post
    Um, it is 6000 Alu and not carbon?




    That's how cutting edge it is, it's really Carbominium, the latest greatest thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakucee View Post
    Um, it is 6000 Alu and not carbon?

    Even better, what is the difference between this frame and every other aluminum frame out there??
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    Duh! This one says Colnago on it!

    Seriously, it's just another alu Chinese frame made to their specs. So many of those high end companies are going that route these days. I'm sure its light but I would just as well spend my money on a Niner instead (hell, probably save a bit of money as well at the same time!) But it is just another example of a name brand company using their heritage to make a buck. They will have a mass produced frame made/painted to their specs, slap some lower end components on it and sell it for some $2000! The bad part is that the die hard Colnago roadie will buy one just because it is a Colnago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1 View Post
    Even better, what is the difference between this frame and every other aluminum frame out there??
    The "Colnago" on the down tube.
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    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    When googling "Colnago twenty ix price" I found that this shop has them for free at the moment: Revolution. Act fast! Haha
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    Hmm, another Colnago model is also listed at $0.00! I wonder if they would actually have to honor that price if you tried to order it!

    We'll see what happens. I went ahead and ordered one! I went through the whole checkout process and it never even asked me for my credit card number! Upon completing the checkout process it said that my order had been placed and that I would receive an email confirmation of the order (which I have not received yet). I can't wait to see their appologetic message or get a phone call from them telling me that they can't do it and how it was a technical glitch. I wish there was a way to make the honor that price without spending more on a lawyer than what it is worth. Maybe I should have ordered 10 of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickav21 View Post
    When googling "Colnago twenty ix price" I found that this shop has them for free at the moment: Revolution. Act fast! Haha
    Act now, shipping is free as well!!
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    So it has been over an hour since I placed my order for the Twenty IX and I went ahead and ordered a Prestige (their cyclocross bike as well). I have yet to receive any sort of email confirming my order! I would have thought that by now I would have got some message asking me to pay some ridiculous amount of money but nothing as of yet. Perhaps they called my cell phone which doesn't work in my office. Maybe I will run outside and see if I got any messages. Yes, shipping was free as well!!!

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    Nope, no messages either...hmmm

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    It also says it weighs 0 grams. Maybe they'll send you some Colnago air.

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    I can only imagine how much they will try to charge me for that.

    Holy crap, I just got this message! Can't wait to see their next one retracting it.

    Thanks for Your Order!
    Your order ID is #162.

    Shipping Address
    Your Order Contains...
    Cart Items Qty Item Price Item Total
    Colnago - 2012 - Twenty IX
    Size: 17
    1 $0.00 USD $0.00 USD
    Subtotal: $0.00 USD
    Shipping: $0.00 USD
    Grand Total: $0.00 USD
    Revolution Bike Shop
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    The spacing off from my cut and paste job but you get the picture. I'm sure someone will catch on to this and send something in the next day or so as this is most likely just a computer generated auto message that goes out to buyers after an order is placed. I will definitely keep you posted.

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    I just went and checked on their site. Looks like they will be canceling this order in the very near future. I think they have covered themselves in this section of their "Terms and Conditions"

    Payments and Processes of Invoice
    Revolution Bike Shop has the sole discretion to provide the terms of payment. Unless otherwise agreed, payment must first be received by Revolution Bike Shop prior to the latter’s acceptance of an order. Unless credit term has been agreed upon, payment for the products shall be made by credit card, paypal or wire transfers. Invoices are due and payable within the time period noted on your invoice, measured from the date of the invoice. An order may be invoice separately. Revolution Bike Shop has all the discretion to cancel or deny orders. Revolution Bike Shop is not responsible for pricing, typographical, or other errors in any offer by Revolution Bike Shop and reserves the right to cancel any orders arising from such errors. Invoices must be paid within 15 days of the invoice date. For all but consumer purchases, Revolution Bike Shop reserves the right to charge you a late penalty charge of 1% per month applied against undisputed overdue amounts or the maximum rate permitted by law whichever is less. Every 30 days thereafter, you will continue to be charged an additional late penalty charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD View Post
    I can only imagine how much they will try to charge me for that.

    Holy crap, I just got this message! Can't wait to see their next one retracting it.

    Thanks for Your Order!
    Your order ID is #162.

    Shipping Address
    Your Order Contains...
    Cart Items Qty Item Price Item Total
    Colnago - 2012 - Twenty IX
    Size: 17
    1 $0.00 USD $0.00 USD
    Subtotal: $0.00 USD
    Shipping: $0.00 USD
    Grand Total: $0.00 USD
    Revolution Bike Shop
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    Wonder if the OP's shop price will be better then this? If so, these bikes will be flying off the shelves!!

    You know, I bet Revolution Bike Shops has had a spike in the hits to their website today.
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    It would suck if they had a match and beat the competitors agreement! Can you imagine if it was like Lowes where you would get back 10% of the difference or something like that???

    I suspect they will be cancelling the orders here shortly. But if they go ahead and ship it out, then I would think that I would not be liable for charges as I fulfilled my end of the agreement...

    Just got the message. They cancelled the order! BASTARDS! Well, I tried anyway! Would have been more like Black Monday if they went thru!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1 View Post
    Wonder if the OP's shop price will be better then this? If so, these bikes will be flying off the shelves!!

    You know, I bet Revolution Bike Shops has had a spike in the hits to their website today.
    msrp is around $2300, from what i heard. i wont be paying that

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    The Colnago PRESTIGE CX bike is way meaner, and faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    SLX fits in between LX and XT.

    Bike looks good. But I've never been a fan of new Colnago's.
    Incorect, SLX replaced LX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer View Post
    wow. the post time/space continuum is messed up over here as well. will someone please feed the hamsters powering the website?
    This and roadbikereview are the worst servers on earth.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    This and roadbikereview are the worst servers on earth.
    yup. i spend most of my time over there.

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    Colnago twenty IX-th_b17182dc58dcf8dd966aafee6c70605f_1310408563_magicfields_bk-main_1_1.jpg

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    I haven't bought a bike in a while, but that seems more like a $1500 bike build.

    http://www.colnago.com/wp-content/fi...90TWENTYIX.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2 View Post
    I haven't bought a bike in a while, but that seems more like a $1500 bike build.

    http://www.colnago.com/wp-content/fi...90TWENTYIX.pdf




    But it has a carbon fiber water bottle cage.

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    Yep, $1500 bike with the $1000 upgraded logo on the downtube! Don't get me wrong I have owned two different Colnago's in the past. A Master X Light and a c-40. Both were very nice but times have changed and it starting to get to the point where a carbon frame is a carbon frame is a carbon frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    The "Colnago" on the down tube.
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1 View Post
    Even better, what is the difference between this frame and every other aluminum frame out there??
    The price.

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    This is a mountain bike for a roadie looking to cross train and is a person that is loyal the Colnago brand. Personally i think it's a good looking bike but it really falls short on the components. here is a video link of the bike being ridden.
    Mountain Bike | Marco Toniolo on Vimeo
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2 View Post
    I haven't bought a bike in a while, but that seems more like a $1500 bike build.
    Not that I'd buy one, but it seems more-or-less comparable at that price point.
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    Chinese catalog bike. Looks just like a Scott. Just my opinion. Good deal though.

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