Colnago Adds Campagnolo EPS C59 Disc Road Bike, Disc Brake Cyclocross & 29ers!
Colnago’s C59 Disc is now available with Campagnolo EPS in addition to the original Di2 version. Technically, it might be the only option for a while – word is Formula is reworking the shifters to work with Shimano’s newer E-tube wiring system introduced with Ultegra Di2 and now used on the latest Dura-Ace Di2 11-speed. And since those parts aren’t shipping yet, it might be a bit before they have the levers ready.
Alternatively, the C59 is also sold as a frame if you want to build up a mechanical disc brake bike. If you want the Formula hydraulic/electronic system, you can buy the lever/brake combo for your preferred drivetrain to go with the frame. Pricing is TBD. Color options same as the regular C59 range.
Rear spacing is 135mm. There’s now a quick release in the rear brake line to make packing a bike easier when you remove the handlebar. Check that out along with the EPS-ready levers and much more below…
The inline hose quick release lets you easily remove the handlebar for packing the bike. We’ve heard Shimano’s looking at a similar system, presumably to ease the transition to internally routed hydraulic lines on road bikes and make it easier for shops to build and service them.
Above and below, two more color options for the C59.
New Prestige Disc is built with mechanical disc brakes in mind, but we see no reason why their Formula hydraulic kit can’t go on it…it’s already running Di2.
The frame has mounts for cable stops, so you can run it with mechanical or electronic drivetrains.
The C29 uses their lugged carbon construction as the C59 using a new “Master Type II” tubeset.
It weighs in at 1150g (claimed). Headset is Tapered, though it looks almost like you could run a straight 1.5″ steerer in there.
The downtube is rectangle-ish with concave rounded corners.
Available at the end of the year in three sizes.
Twenty IX alloy 29er uses hydroformed 6000-series aluminum, a hybrid bearing headset, PressFit 86 BB, Reba fork with SLX/XT build on DT Swiss wheels and a Truvativ cockpit.
A couple of pro bikes were on display along with the Ferrari branded city and road bikes. In the background on the right is the K.Zero TT bike also covered in the link further up. It’ll come with a flat stem and one with 7cm of rise. Smaller adjustments can be made with spacers under the elbow rests.