Rim brakes are not dead! Disc may have become dominant in the past few years, but there's still a place for rim brakes, and this build is a prime example.
Zipp's 303 NSW carbon rims use their latest technology to ensure reliable stopping power even in the worst of conditions. Those Vredenstein Fortezza Senso tyres are a statement of intent - one of the best riding, most supple choices for an all-conditions tyre that will see serious use in everything the British weather can throw at it (and how cool do they look in tan wall on this classic build).
This is no mere exercise in retro-chic. Built with Shimano's top of the line Dura-Ace Di2 electronic groupset, like the frame itself it blends the latest in technology with time-proven reliability.
Likewise the 3T cockpit represents the latest tech from a classic Italian brand. "Tecnologia del Tubo Torino" were founded not long after Colnago, and here their carbon cockpit uses modern carbon tech to ensure light weight, durability and comfort.
photos by Bobby Whittaker