Colnago Bititan Bike 1998 or Older

4.43/5 (7 Reviews)

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Colnago Bititan

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Ridgecrest

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2008

Strengths:    Climbs like a dream, quick handling, beautiful and unique, has lasted through the years

Weaknesses:    Some early ones were prone to cracking but this issue seems to have been resolved at some point during the production run.

Bottom Line:   
Loved this bike when I used to be able to ride on the road. This was my dream bike I saved for and rode in the Jr. Olympics in the 1990's. Neck trouble has brought me to a dual suspension mountain bike so I'm finally getting ready to part with it.

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Favorite Trail:   We've got lots out here

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle World, Santa Paula

Similar Products Used:   Many through the years

Bike Setup:   1995 BiTitan, 58cm, Campy C-Record, Kestrel EMS carbon fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Wallace a Racer from Brooklyn, NY,

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2007

Strengths:    Its fast, its beautiful and its so much fun to ride.

Weaknesses:    Paint scratches. Its sometimes too quick!

Bottom Line:   
I love. Wouldnt trade it for the world.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Lightspeed,

Bike Setup:   Campy 10 speed

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by antonio a Weekend Warrior from santander, Spain

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2006

Strengths:    Almost uncomfortably quick; solid and smoooth ride, good climber

Weaknesses:    As it is the round tube version, I'm always worried it will crack, maybe too quick (can't leave the handlebar), a little nervous on descents.

Bottom Line:   
The Bititan provides the smoothest ride of the 3. Beautyful bike to look at, specially on sunny days where the brushed titaniun shines through the varnish.
Ideal for long rides.
A bike to keep and grow old with

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Similar Products Used:   80's steel Rossin frame and fork / Super Record
Time Edge / Dura Ace / Zipp303

Bike Setup:   Shimano Dura Ace 9speed, Mavic classics Pro tubulars, Cinelli grammo stem and spinacci

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by steven baker a Racer from woodstock,il. usa

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2002

Strengths:    Colnago cachet. Ti has the best ride of all materials I've tried. Nice looking with bright brushed finish and black/yellow lettering.

Weaknesses:    Seat tube/bottom bracket joint cracked after about 1200 miles of my use (Ihave no idea how much previous owner rode it)

Bottom Line:   
Loved the look and ride. Extremely difficult (okay, impossible) to find someone who will work on another manufacturers frame and is qualified to work with titanium. Titanium requires a different level of skill and working conditions than steel or aluminum. The Litespeed ultimate rides better but is not as interesting as those double down tubes.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   used from private party

Similar Products Used:   Litespeed Catalyst, Litespeed Ultimate. Assorted steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber frames from all kinds of manufacturers.

Bike Setup:   Stock steel fork, all shimano 600/105 components

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Merle Hiebert a Racer from Steinbach,MB,Canada

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2002

Strengths:    comfortable, great climber, very responsive, uniqueness and stiffness of the twin downtubes

Weaknesses:    paint isn't very durable; fortunately its titanium

Bottom Line:   
The Bititan was my first titanium bike, and I'll never ride anything else. I run commercial bike tours in the Alps and the bike climbs and corners beautifully. Titanium is by far the best material from which to construct a bike; amazing ride qualities. Except for the paint, 5 chilis.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   private sale

Similar Products Used:   Gios, Ciocc, Cannondale, Kona, Merckx

Bike Setup:   Campy Record & Nucleons, Colnago carbon fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul from Edgewood Kentucky

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2002

Strengths:    Light, stiff. Great looking - hey..its' a Colnago!

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Very light - 16lbs. Very stiff. Very responsive. As the previous poster mentioned: if you can ever buy this frame, then grab it!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1275.00

Purchased At:   Directly from Wholesaler

Similar Products Used:   Used to ride a DiamondBack Expert with Ultegra parts

Bike Setup:   58cm frame, Record 10spd, Speeddream wheels, vittoria Corsa CX TT tires, two-bit legs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Racer from Boston Area

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2002

Strengths:    This is a very responsive ride. Takes a ride or two to get used to, but then all other bikes ride sluggish compared to it. When you jump it jumps, a very quick bike!!

Weaknesses:    Some people may find the bike to be too responsive or quick.

Bottom Line:   
If the oppportunity presents itself and you have the money buy this bike.You won't regret it!!!

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Favorite Trail:   BRC and B2C rides

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1250.00

Purchased At:   used from a private seller

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Bititan frame, older straight Time carbon fork, mix of higher end Campy stuff and either Campy Shamal wheels, Campy hubs and Mavic Open Pros or an older pair of Spin tri-spokes for wheels.

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