Disc brakes are increasingly sweeping through the road cycling industry and the latest company to add a disc-equipped model is Koga. The Dutch company has just unveiled the new Solacio with disc brakes. They'll be properly launching it at Eurobike next week.
The Solacio is Koga’s endurance/sportive designated model. They describe it as a “modern endurance racer.” The frame has been updated to cater for disc brakes, and uses Shimano’s new flat mount standard on the fork and chainstays. This is a mount for the disc caliper that promises improved integration and cleaner aesthetics.
Along with the discs the Solacio frame features a tapered head tube, press-fit bottom bracket and carbon fibre dropouts, so it’s stiff and light. All cables are routed internally and we can’t tell from the photo if the hydraulic hoses are also routed internally, we’ll know for sure when we get up close and personal with it next week in Germany. The frame also uses a 27.2mm seatpost, inline with most other endurance bikes, to provide a bit of deflection.
So far Koga has only revealed details of one model, built around Shimano’s Ultegra mechanical groupset with hydraulic disc brakes, with Mavic Aksium Disc wheels and 25mm Vredestein Fortezza Duo Comp. They don’t have a UK price at the moment, but in euros it’s set to cost €2,799.
Make sure to tune in next week when we'll have more details of this new bike, and much more from Eurobike.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.