Colnago's CLD Ultegra Complete Bike is designed for one thing: racing. This isn't designed to appease the growing number of demanding women cyclists by offering the appearance of performance. It's a firecracker, and it's just waiting for you to light the fuse and take off, because Colnago refuses to let women's cycling be limited by an artificial carbon ceiling. The CLD's race pedigree is reflected in the dimensions it shares with the now retired M10, which was the Italian manufacturer's flagship monocoque frameset before the advent of the all new V1 R. CLD has a slightly taller head tube and shorter chainstays for a seat tube angle that better accommodates a woman's body. These changes are subtle but welcome they increase comfort and expand fit options with a more flexible stack height while preserving a race ready geometry that confidently holds lines through sweeping corners on fast descents. As you'd expect from a Colnago, the CLD also places a premium a gentle ride without sacrificing responsiveness. The tapered head tube, built up bottom bracket, and shaped chainstays ensure efficient power transfer while compliant, flattened seatstays net compliance. The oversized legs on the carbon fork also absorb road noise and complement the secure handling of the tapered steering tube and long wheelbase. For those keeping score at home, that's efficient, responsive power transfer, a plush ride, and graceful handling, the combination of which constitutes the ride quality that Colnago is known for. The CLD Ultegra's fuse is the 11 speed Shimano Ultegra drivetrain. It's not just race worthy, we'd argue that it's every bit as good as the Dura Ace kit ridden to victory the last time a Shimano equipped bike won the Tour. Shimano's bombproof RS11 wheels transfer your power to the pavement with minimal flex, and the CLD is finished with ancillary components designed to accommodate narrower shoulders and women's sit bone anatomies for a ride that addresses issues we ofte...