Too bad to hear about traditional geo going away for C60. Sloping geo is gross in large sizes! C59 in traditional geo is a thing of beauty.
Also, is this nephew responsible for the new logo? Can they make him an accountant or something else? If that new logo version makes it onto the new round of frames it's off my list.
Agreed that the sloping large sizes are rather ugly. And as far as your statement about whether the nephew is responsible for the new logo... lol All I can say is... "Kids these days".
Regarding the "new logo"... you don't really mean a completely new logo do you? I think you were referring to the outlined font? But I'm not sure. If there's an actual new logo as in a new "Club" design, I wasn't aware of that.
A friend should be receiving a 2014 C59 very soon. I am anxious to compare the differences in the front fork and rear stays compared to the current version. He will likely be enlisting my help for the build so I will take comparative pics of current versus new and post them when I do.
As for the disc brake versions... yes, doubt those would ever be made to accommodate rims brakes as well, although it would seem easy enough to do even with the different rear dropout spacing albeit quite ugly since you'd have to keep the rear seat stay bridge and have a hole in the top of the fork crown which would be plugged if not using the rim brakes. Also, the brake cable routing and/or guides would be different.
Anyway, the C59 was such a hit when it came out and kind of revived Colnago enthusiasm, which I believe was fading prior to it's introduction. If they don't hit a home run with the C60, then it's lights out for Colnago. Or at least it will be relegated to "just another bike".
I will say that, even though I'm not a fan of disc brakes on road bikes, if I ever was to go that way, Colnago is doing it right. Part of the problem with disc brakes on road bikes is, and will be, heat build up. To try and mitigate this, Colnago's forks for their disc braked C59 has an aluminum insert running up the fork which is intended to allow the heat generated at the disc to be better dissipated, since carbon itself is a very poor conductor of heat. I don't know if this technology is actually even mentioned on their website or anything. Perhaps they feel that it might bring more attention to the fact that heat buildup is a very real issue, which they'd rather just quietly avoid and try to quietly engineer it away. I doubt that generic carbon forks from other manufacturers have such a heat dissipating insert within their forks. Time will tell I guess.