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1… They can reduce the amount of carbon the use to make the seat stays stiff enough to handle braking.
2… The seat stays can now be tuned to provide a more supple ride as they no longer have to handle braking forces.
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I'm not against disc brakes but would see out of place to me on an aero bike.
In any event, I like seeing new frame platforms.
Overall it doesn’t really appeal for the price, I’d still rather have a C59 over this or a C60
It's marketing. But that said:CXTony wrote:Looks like Colnago just wants a me-too "aero" bike for the market - as others pointed out, nothing new or especially unique. I wonder what Ferrari did other than slap a decal on the frame.
They could have run some cad in their sparetime. They certainly have the programs to simulate these things. But if F1 knowledge translates to better aerodynamics for a bike? Who knows.
From an aesthetic perspective it's a disaster IMO. His bike just looks wrong when viewed from behind, but I'll reserve judgement on the V1-R until I actually see one. Colnagos always seem to look much better in the flesh than in a lot of photos (as do many other bikes of course.)
Did I mention I think this is an awful design?
Not much can beat a standard Shimano Duraace or Campy Record brake caliper for sheer simplicity and performance and ease to work on.
Does anyone really, I mean really... believe they will be faster due to the added aeroness of having their rear brake in such an awful place. Stop the madness. Lol.
Sorry, I haven't had dinner yet. And happy hour just started.
I've ridden in some pretty horrific conditions and haven't had any issues with any accumulation of road grime and crap. Regular bike washing might be the saving grace there.
In saying this, as we are sponsored by SRAM I do welcome a third party direct mount brake caliper, as the Bontrager one is rather lacking power wise, and running Shimano is a big no no.
I do agree having the quick release in line under the BB is a silly place to have it. Much smarter to have it in line by the bars, or build one in to the cable stop like the Madone's have.
Just to clarify, I am a trek sponsored athlete.
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Not much to believe... if it's really more aero it will be faster. No shades of grey there.Does anyone really, I mean really... believe they will be faster due to the added aeroness of having their rear brake in such an awful place.
The real question is: does this miniscule gain outweigh reduced funtionality?
Why not? It's not as if anyone would find out.Running Shimano is a big no no.
I thought the same until recently. A mate has a custom Ti frame with the rear brake under the chainstays.stella-azzurra wrote:I think the brake near the bottom bracket will get caked with road grime more so that it being on the seat stays.
On a recent ride it started raining quite heavily on the return leg. Some of the country roads had a lot of mud on them from tractors, cattle etc. After the ride we compared brakes and I was extremely surprised to see that his brake was dirty but mine was much dirtier in comparison. Obviously not a true test but none the less surprising.
Have it a agree. it just looks weird. It would look better with the brake bridge.Mockenrue wrote:From an aesthetic perspective it's a disaster IMO. His bike just looks wrong when viewed from behind
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