The Gold STC Disc is the ultimate Gran Fondo machine, equipped with Shimano hydraulic discs for unparalleled stopping power in all conditions. The inclusion of disc brakes allows you to ride faster and brake later, improving your overall speed. It also reduces stopping distances improving your safety, and has the added benefit of not wearing down your rims. It?s built on the acclaimed geometry of our original Gold, but is now manufactured from British spread tow carbon, supplied by industry leaders Sigmatex. The result is a lighter and more responsive ride, which sacrifices none of the comfort of the original machine. Simply put, this is the bike for the rider that wants to travel far and fast, and do it in style.