The M10s is a professional racing frameset. Now that may sound trite, but that simple statement captures the very essence of this frameset. This fantastic product has a massive oversized/shaped downtube and bottom bracket area that is combined with a super-stout and tapered fork with an oversized headtube. These design elements make the M10 an absolute beast, but in a good way. There is an absolute economy of motion here, with zero slop or wasted movement from lack of frame flex. The front end of the M10s is the final word in solid steering input. The thinner seat stays give the frame some needed vertical compliance which improves both comfort and handling when exiting corners. Simply put, the M10s is a pure Pro Tour frameset.
Colnago had the M10s built in Taiwan. And that's a good thing. When it comes to producing a modern aerospace-grade frameset, there is no better place to have it done. The way-oversized downtube and large mass bottom bracket area is mated to an oversized headtube section. This combination gives the bike incredible stability and ultra precise handling manners. The top tube and seat tube are shaped to optimize lateral rigidity. The wishbone seat stay is reminiscent of the C-50 series frames and offers a bit of compliance to smooth out the ride. One of the frame's best features is not visible to the eye. On the inside of the frame resides a carbon fiber diamond matrix that lays on top of the inner diameter of the tubeset. This dissipates vibration and is one of the secrets to the M10's smooth ride quality. The cable routing for both brake and derailleur are both internal and the frame is future-proofed by virtue of slots and plugs that will accept electronic wiring and a threaded battery mount on the lower end of the downtube.
The finish is pure Colnago par excellence. The beautiful wet gloss finish is complimented with a simple team graphic that manages to blend old world style and contemporary lines. These frames usually list at the 4K mark, but thanks to some good closeout buying from our Colnago product manager, we are offering them for below wholesale. There's limited availability, so if you in the market for a true thoroughbred race bike, you should consider the M10s.
A word on sizing. Colnago describes the frame size as the actual seat tube length from the center of the bottom bracket to about the middle of the seat collar extension. Since most manufacturers list virtual sizes on sloping top tube frames (the size to frame would feel like if the bike had a horizontal top tube) Colnago frames run larger than how they appear, so we strongly suggest sizing off the virtual top tube length and head tube length.