the m10 is colnago’s avowed development of the cx-1, stage one of the self-proclaimed ‘colnago revolution’. the m10 is topped by the c59, winner of the king of the mountains in the 2010 tour de france, as well as one stage of the same race
the m10 bears little physical resemblance to that of the c59, giving more to the sculptural nature of its’ frame. with oversized, round/flat/square tubing, the q2 rear stays and indestructible straight forks, you’re in for precise and sure-footed handling as a result, particularly on descents
this is one of the finest bikes on the planet, working like a demon to get you uphill and down dale, cornering as if on rails and with a level of chuckability that it takes time to discover
when push comes to shove, the m10 displays all the chuckability that belongs to the c59. it takes care of business with a subtlety not always extant at this end of the troposphere and, where the colnago c59 is undoubtedly the most exciting bicycle i have ever ridden (it very much wears it’s heart on its down tube), the m10 does all the same stuff behind the scene
i would be the first to admit that i couldn’t hope to give any colnago the sort of trouble that messrs voeckler and arashiro can dish out, but i do try as hard as i can, and it’s always rewarding when the bike gives just as much back.