For over half a century now, the Colnago name has been synonymous with industry defining innovation, whether it's the steel Master that reinvented racing geometry or the legendary C40 that certified carbon for even the most punishing races. True to this history, the all new V1 R Disc Road Frameset was developed with Ferrari to produce aerodynamic refinements, improved stiffness, and hardware innovations that would easily classify the V1 R as revolutionary on their own. Add to this the inclusion of disc compatibility, though, and the V1 R Disc becomes yet the latest industry sign post to come out of the Italian's stable. The V1 R Disc is similar to the V1 R in every way but one. The frameset has been strategically modified and reinforced in key areas to address the different load bearing requirements of disc brakes. Of these alterations, the most impressive by far is the new fork, which enjoys the sharp handling, excellent tracking while braking, and increased lateral stiffness of a 15mm thru axle. This axle was designed in partnership with the mountain bike veterans at Manitou, and its engagement mechanism mimics the interface of a quick release skewer so even cyclists who never venture far from the tarmac will be able to operate it intuitively. Despite these reinforcements and the improved braking, the V1 R Disc is still light enough to hold its own with the other top end monocoque frames driving the peloton, but aerodynamics didn't suffer under the scalpel of weight savings. The V1 R's tubes feature a rounded leading edge and an abruptly terminating, flat back tail meant for riding at yaw angles of 12 18 degrees, which translates to variable wind conditions at variable speeds instead of the flat, straight on time trial situations that benefit true NACA airfoil shapes. This results not only in a smaller aerodynamic footprint in a much wider range of drag angles, but it also increases lateral stiffness while maximizing weight savings. The tubes themselves comp...