good article on disc brakes and the UCI.
for those who are worried about insufficient testing/development of formula's disc brakes.
"Vezzoli (pictured above) said the 160mm front and 140mm rear rotors - and the hydraulically activated aluminum paddle levers - had been tested extensively.
"We did 20 minute mountain descents using just the front brake or just the back brake, locked on all the time, and everything was fine."
Colnago is the first to make a commercially-available disc brake equipped road bike (Canyon produced a concept bike in 2006; the bike never made it to production, because of the problems with equipping road bikes with discs, as stated on the link) but other manufacturers are not far behind. Specialized is rumored to have a disc brake road bike ready to roll. Not all manufacturers are convinced. Cervélo's Phil White has claimed road discs can heat up and fade on long descents, or fail completely. "
>> amazed. italians are now at the forefront of road innovation. is campy going to develop brakes with brembo?http://www.bikebiz.com//news/read/brake-makers-want-uci-to-allow-disc-brakes-on-road-bikes