Colnago Adds Campagnolo EPS C59 Disc Road Bike, Disc Brake Cyclocross & 29ers!

2013 Colnago C59 disc brake road bike with campagnolo eps electronic shifting and formula hydraulic brakes

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…

2013 Colnago C59 disc brake road bike with campagnolo eps electronic shifting and formula hydraulic brakes

2013 Colnago C59 disc brake road bike with campagnolo eps electronic shifting and formula hydraulic brakes

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.

2013 Colnago C59 disc brake road bike with campagnolo eps electronic shifting and formula hydraulic brakes

Above and below, two more color options for the C59.

2013 Colnago C59 road bike

2013 Colnago Prestige disc brake cyclocross bike

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.

2013 Colnago Prestige disc brake cyclocross bike

The frame has mounts for cable stops, so you can run it with mechanical or electronic drivetrains.

2013 Colnago C29 lugged carbon fiber 29er hardtail mountain bike

The C29 uses their lugged carbon construction as the C59 using a new “Master Type II” tubeset.

2013 Colnago C29 lugged carbon fiber 29er hardtail mountain bike

It weighs in at 1150g (claimed). Headset is Tapered, though it looks almost like you could run a straight 1.5″ steerer in there.

2013 Colnago C29 lugged carbon fiber 29er hardtail mountain bike

The downtube is rectangle-ish with concave rounded corners.

2013 Colnago C29 lugged carbon fiber 29er hardtail mountain bike

Available at the end of the year in three sizes.

2013 Colnago C29 lugged carbon fiber 29er hardtail mountain bike

2013 Colnago Twenty IX alloy 29er mountain bike

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.

2013 Colnago Twenty IX alloy 29er mountain bike

2013 Colnago Twenty IX alloy 29er mountain bike

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.

Comments

Andrew F - 08/31/12 - 11:07am

The grey and green C59s are really nice looking – not flashy at all.

2 questions:
- Is the green frameset available in disc-only?
- And are these Colnago road disc frames ready to take bigger tires than the typical 23 to 28s? I see the ability to use slightly wider tires (up to 32s with clearance maybe?) as a big advantage to the disc set up as you can use the same bike to ride dirt roads or hit the cruddy winter/spring slush and sand with confidence.

ND - 08/31/12 - 11:09am

Ugh. Am I the only one who hates disc brake road bike? Love them on my mtb. Could see the benefit in cross with more wheel clearance. But for my road bikes? Do not want.

Canucklehead - 08/31/12 - 11:23am

Bring on the disc brake road bikes. Besides the better braking, it makes investing in wheelsets easier because I can easily swap between my road, cross and commuter/light touring.

I am however a little shy on running 140 mm up front. I have a 140 in the rear on my cross bike, and have found I run out of brake on steeper grades and/or higher speeds. The 160 rotor in the front gives me a lot more confidence.

Now, if only rim manufacturers would start selling disc specific rims at reasonable weights. I’d hoped that the 29er stuff would’ve made this happen already…

Disker - 08/31/12 - 4:23pm

It’s ABOUT TIME that road bikes got some decent brakes ! I’ve been riding discs for years on my MTB and wondered when the non-weight weenie roadies would demand decent brakes. It looks like the popularity of the cross market is helping to drive this adoption also.

Since I’m 200+ pds I am looking around for a decent non-race road bike to buy sometime this year or early next year that has hydraulic disc brakes. Going down mountains with rim brakes is CRAZY !!!

Nivlac - 08/31/12 - 6:57pm

Andrew F – all 2013 C59 colors are available on both the Disc and non-disc C59 Italia. Max tire clearance is 25c.

MulletRacer - 09/03/12 - 8:45am

The C29 is sexy!!!!!

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