The first production disc brake road racing bike - 100% Hand crafted in Italy. Road disc is the way of the future, a generational improvement bound to evolve the road racing bicycle. Colnago found the benefits of disc brakes so compelling, they engineered their world class C59 Italia frame to deliver a comprehensive disc brake road platform. Benefits of road disc brakes -Improved braking performance ? better brake modulation in all conditions -No rim surface damage -No braking track heat to affect tire pressure -Lower rim weight -Lower center of gravity ? bike feels lighter and handles better -Simple, clean aesthetic - unique look! Colnago did not simply add disc brake tabs ? the C59 Disc is comprehensively designed for disc brakes. Braking forces must be safely distributed through the fork and frame to ensure the highest level of safety. The frame and fork have been reinforced in key areas. New full length internal brake routing to maintain the most modern aesthetic. Fork dropouts have been reversed to eliminate the possibility of wheel ejection. Coming Soon: Formula road disc brake system, designed in Italy with Colnago. Special Formula brand brake/shift levers combine hydraulic calipers and Shimano Di2 shifting systems seamlessly. Shifters feature carbon levers, self adjusting hydraulic calipers, and are very lightweight. Beneath the finest quality paint job in the bicycle industry lies the finest carbon fiber frame offered today. Colnago produces each C59 frame in Cambiago Italy, no more than 16 can be produced on the busiest day. Each carbon fiber frame component is fitted to a special alignment jig ? designed inside of an oven ? so each frame is perfectly aligned and no C59 is produced below exact specifications. The C59 tubes, and lugs are formed out of raw carbon by the same Italian engineering firm that produces Ferrari's carbon fiber Formula One race car chassis and Ducati's Moto GP carbon components. Frameset Features -Available in eight sloping frame sizes 42, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, and 58cm -Available in fourteen traditional frame sizes 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, and 65cm -Internal cable routing - for the cleanest aesthetic -Mechanical and Electronic group compatible -Legendary Colnago Master tube shaping -Colnago Q-stay carbon fiber stays -1 1/8
[url=http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/video-superbike-colnago-c59-disc-35290/]Video Superbike: Colnago C59 Disc - BikeRadar[/url]
[B]Weight is 17 lbs with Di2.[/B]:p lol
And I suppose you could shave a few more grams with EPS Super Record, and at over 20 grands USD! At $20K the only ... Read More »
so Colnago just anounced a disc brake equipped C59... called, the "C59 Disc"
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