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 Post subject: Colnago C59 disc brake
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:52 am 
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So, what do we all think?

http://www.colnago.com/c59-disc/


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:54 am 
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I originally thought it was a clever photoshop until I realized it was actually the Colnago website. I would not have picked them to do this :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:02 am 
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In a few years time this will be the norm...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:09 am 
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I don't dig it...this however...

http://www.colnago.com/prestige-disc/

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:12 am 
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Looks a bit odd to me at the moment, but as mentioned I am sure it will be the norm soon so I better get used to it :)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:17 am 
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Those formula road disc brakes are pretty sweet. I was wondering how Colnago would approach the hydraulic question, and they've done so in a singularly Italian way :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:27 am 
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Looking at that picture a little closer, are those the new hydraulic brake compatible Di2 levers? The shape doesn't look like the regular ones (or maybe I am just imagining).

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:35 am 
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Its Formula levers, obviously hacked to work with Di2. I have a distinct feeling shimano didn't have that in mind when they designed it.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:40 am 
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I was surprised to see it also, sure others are working on it as well. I don't work as a sales rep for colnago anymore and hurt my back in Nov and been off the bike, so have not really looked much.

I will ask my friends about the fork leg/chainstay internal work etc, see how Colnago did it.

Somehow I doubt they will even know much right now.

I won't enter debate regarding disc brakes and if we need them or not on road bikes. I am impressed that colnago were first to get it out there, well they advertised already.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:43 am 
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Sigh, looks like a sign of things to come- like others, didnt think colnago would be one of the first to move.

aesthetically, its not too bad i guess, calipers also seem pretty well tucked away to reduce drag, but frame and fork have been beefed up (i.e. heavier) and rear hub spacing looks pretty narrow.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:54 am 
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The folks at my old work don't know, all they know is it was released today at Taipei.

It does not look bad really, wonder what the weigh will be????

found these too online

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:06 am 
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Shimano, Campagnolo, Colnago must have gotten advance notice from the UCI that approval for disc brakes in UCI competition is right around the corner now that it is legal for UCI sanctioned cyclocross races. The UCI has always adopted safety features quickly. Mandatory helmets, discs for CX. I bet the UCI makes discs for road competition legal by the end of this or next year.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:35 am 
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Quick to adopt things? The UCI? You must be joking. It basically took 25 years and Andrei Kivilev's death to make helmets mandatory, and disc brakes existed for 'cross bikes for the better part of a decade before they were allowed by the UCI.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:04 am 
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I do not believe road bikes need disc brakes. Normal brakes are just fine in terms of performance. I really like the colors by the way.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:15 am 
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i hate so much.
how can they make the fork heavier?
it already weights 350 grams cut..

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