these new hydraulic brifters look like....
Last Post 09/04/2013 08:10 PM by Frederick Jones. 14 Replies.
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stronz

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09/03/2013 04:49 PM
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stronz

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09/03/2013 04:50 PM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/photos/eurobike-2013-bianchi-2014-road-bikes/278467
THE SKINNY

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09/03/2013 05:16 PM
agreed.
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6ix

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09/03/2013 05:48 PM
The camera angle isn't helping things but it's a LOT better than the SRAM Red Hydraulic brifters.

It's sad. I was really hoping that disc brakes on road bikes were just going to be a fad. Guess not.
Dale

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09/03/2013 06:13 PM
Posted By Evan Solida on 09/03/2013 05:48 PM
... it's a LOT better than the SRAM Red Hydraulic brifters.



That's like telling a date she's cuter than Rosanne Barr
Oldfart

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09/03/2013 06:47 PM
A friend of mine just won his first cross race of the season on the new Giant TCR disc cross bike. Red hydraulic brakes. He said he was able to brake later that rim brake guys which helped him win.
jrt1045

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09/03/2013 09:02 PM
I have had terrible luck with avid hydraulic brakes. I would hate to have my entire bike incapacitated because my China brakes won't take a bleed. Thinking the shimano would be way better. Definite advantage in performance though
Oldfart

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09/03/2013 11:30 PM
I hear you jrt. I ditched all my Avid brakes. I got OK at bleeding them with the pro kit but I had to bleed them every three or four months. Shimano are simpler to bleed and don't need it very often.
Ride On

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09/04/2013 06:18 AM
I just don't get them at all.

To me braking is way more about the pad and rim materials than the method used to push the pad to the rim.

Why add more when less will do?
stronz

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09/04/2013 08:29 AM
Right on Ride On. I dont get it either. Maybe the feel is better. But the hydraulic activation is lost on me. Then again I also like mechanical discs better too.
jrt1045

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09/04/2013 08:41 AM
cable actuated disc are kinda on the sucky once go hydraulic. more powerful and you can modulate, haven't encountered these road levers but with the mtb its no comparison
Keith Richards

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09/04/2013 10:35 AM
The limiting factor in braking has and will always be the tire. As narrow as road tires are, I just don't see where having additional braking power/modulation is necessary. A locked up wheel is a locked up wheel.
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nightfend

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09/04/2013 01:24 PM
Manufacturers have to have something new to sell to everyone. The bikes people are buying are too nice and are lasting too long. So we now have planned obsolescence through marketing hype of the next great bike technology. Same thing with the 650B MTB standard. Everyone ditch their outdated 26 and 29er bikes.
Keith Richards

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09/04/2013 01:51 PM
Posted By Nightfend the cyclist on 09/04/2013 01:24 PM
Manufacturers have to have something new to sell to everyone. The bikes people are buying are too nice and are lasting too long. So we now have planned obsolescence through marketing hype of the next great bike technology. Same thing with the 650B MTB standard. Everyone ditch their outdated 26 and 29er bikes.


Back in the 60's the car marketeers came up with the statement, "we can't sell more cars, so we have to start selling more CAR."
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
longslowdistance

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09/04/2013 08:10 PM
In defense of fugly hydraulic brifters - ALL current brifters are ugly compared to the elegant Campy brake levers of the 70s. I suspect we'll get used to this too if they work well.


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