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Last Post 07/20/2013 10:27 AM by Justin jmdirt. 10 Replies.
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durielk

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07/17/2013 10:45 PM
So some of the pro bikes come with hydraulic disk brakes, where were they today during the rain.... no on I saw was riding one? ........................................................ Any bets on whether we will see any on the stage tomorrow? I'll bet not, bring it!............................... " I added a paragraph"
Master50

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07/17/2013 11:30 PM
No Disk Brakes are not yet legal for road racing.
durielk

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07/17/2013 11:33 PM
Figures.
jrt1045

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07/18/2013 10:36 AM
and we just had a long thread about how our collective attitudes and what not had improved since the great migration

nothing stirs it up like this topic
Cosmic Kid

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07/19/2013 10:24 AM
Nope, no major manufacturer will ever do disc brakes.....in the meantime, the niche brand Specialized has a whole slew of them slated for 2014.

;-)

http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/07/15/2014-specialized-road-triathlon-bikes-more-disc-brakes-trickle-down-tech/
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
jacques_anquetil

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07/19/2013 02:49 PM
Volagi is going to totally dominate that segment.
longslowdistance

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07/19/2013 06:23 PM
The techy and semi-retro randonneurs at Bicycle Quarterly rrecently eviewed the Volagis and hated the mechanical brakes, I think BB7s. Their main problem was low braking power (!). In great detail they gave a perfect description of what it's like to ride with contaminated rotors, but made no mention of cleaning the rotors, or showing any understanding that rotors might ever need cleaning.
Harder to dismiss: They also found the disc compatible CF fork to be too harsh and speculated that steel may be the way to go with road discs. Interesting. (I have an 80mm Fox with lockout on my disc brake adventure bike, so can't comment from personal experience.).
BTW, they love the SRAM dual pivots, so they're not totally goofy retrogrouches who will only ride centerpulls.
CERV

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07/19/2013 07:18 PM
ooohh, a disc brake thread!
*grabs popcorn*
longslowdistance

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07/19/2013 10:06 PM
LOL! The naysayers have been so right so far they've mostly stopped saying "I told you so" or "They'll never work on the road", but a few still like to crow!
I'll remain hopeful for the future, but the niche outcome of discs mostly confined adventure bikes, tandems, touring bikes and as a novelty looks likely at this point..
Cosmic Kid

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07/20/2013 01:14 AM
He next two years will be very telling, LSD. It will likely make or break the segment. 2014 will be the first year where hydraulics are a realistic option for discs. Many of us have said from the beginning that until hydraulics enter the market, you can't really tell which way the market will go.

At this point, if I was to guess, I would say that the SRAM HyrdoR option will be the most likely winner in brake options now. Most of the advantages of discs (better modulation, lower lever force, increased power) without the drawbacks (mounting systems, massive aero penalty, no special wheels). And until the UCI OK's them for road racing, discs will be limited to "adventure" and gravel road bikes.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
jmdirt

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07/20/2013 10:27 AM
While I never felt like my V-brakes (and cantis before that) sucked, I would never want to trade my disks for the Vs again. For the mountain bike its a big improvement in many ways. I think disks would be an improvement on a road bike too in a crit or down a long descent especially if it rains.

Mechanical discs try to bridge the gap but don't.
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