SXSW, Bike Expo, Geek Wire Summit, Taipei Cycle Show, parties, iPad 3… all too much to say on top of, but from Taipei the big news is Colnago’s disc brake road bike. The hydraulics are a game changer.
Photo: Carlton Reid
Still bolt on, but Ernesto’s bike and these Di2/Hydraulic shifters from TRP should strongly indicate what to expect in 2013. Industry Insiders have been telling me about bikes like this for months and we’ll see more integrated forms soon. I hope that the designer from Niner uses his CAD talents on road bikes soon, if he hasn’t already done so.
The problem with mechanical discs has always been that they look like discarded farm equipment or they fell of the Millennium Falcon. Hydraulics will change the road bike game and props to Colnago for making the first play with them.