With this short text, in the summer of 2010 the Uci marked a turning point in the cycling world, accepting the technical development of the brake systems in cyclocross event, just a bit later after the mountain bike disc brakes have literally made a clean sweep of outdated v-brake and ancient cantilever.
Catching the ball, we immediately asked if we could use this system even on the race bike, unfortunately we had a negative response. The UCI, however, leaves a door open to similar solutions, as they have always accepted hydraulic non-disc brakes. While failing to understand how a rim can not be seen as a disc, we immediately reminded about the mother of all our carbon bikes, the Colnago Concept (1987) equipped with a hydraulic rim brake system.
The advantages of an hydraulic brake rather than a mechanically one are the increased reliability, the lower maintenance and the higher modulation compared to a slight increase in weight and a bit ‘of trouble in the first assembly. As has happened in the automotive, motorcycle and in the “fat wheels”, we believe that also in the race bike there is room for a hydraulically actuated brake system.
That’s why we started again to study this kind of system, both in laboratory tests and on the road, with stunning results!
Stay tuned, the revolution is going to start very quickly.…