Everybody is talking about this Colnago C59 road bike with disc brakes.
Just announced at the Tapei Bike Show. More details about the C59 Disc at Colnago.com. It’s a hot looking number.
Some people are skeptical of the application of hydraulic disc brakes on a road bike. Disc brakes means you can design rims without a braking surface, which means less rotational mass and faster wheels. Much more about this at Road.CC and Bike Rumor.
H/T Carlton Reid, Bike Hugger, likely a few others.
It was only a matter of time. It will be interesting to see if this takes off or not. I love disk brakes on a mountain bike and I’d love to try it out on a road bike.
I think it *will* take off, and we’ll see it in the pro races the minute UCI approves.
disc breaks are awesome…being able to stop quickly means you can ride faster 🙂