I love Italian bikes especially steel, as an owner of a Marinoni the racing heritage is inherent as you ride it! I winced with pleasure with Colnago's re-birth of the Master into the Master X-Light! This is the frame that Beppe Saronni won a World Championship at Goodwood, 1982 while beating Lemond and Kelly! Under the leadership of Saronni, the great Del Tongo team (1982-88) rode to fame in the Giro d'Italia with red, white and chrome Masters. German star Didi Thurau, 'the blonde angel', rode as his lieutenant and help him to win the 1983 Giro. Today, Saronni is head director sportif for the Lampre-Fondital squardra. I guess it's the Italian in me... love for that country's bike building heritage and its glorious cycling heroes. The Master X-Light is offered with a choice of either a carbon fork or a chrome steel precisa fork(definitely this!) and cool color schemes. There's no presence of down tube shifters but that's fine, the fact is that its steel. I'll mark this Italian stallion steel beauty to my ever growing wish list, but, for now I'll have my trusty old Colnago cap for company. Due to the demand by the steel is real crowd, Colnago brings back the Master!
And, we can all be happy slaves to it!