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July 28, 2015, 1:05 a.m.
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Perfect specs.

But they need a system like Orbeas….


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB1bQmPYZfE

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July 28, 2015, 6:32 a.m.
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Fenders on the road bike? Gross.

July 28, 2015, 6:38 a.m.
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Lol the people saying calipers are less maintenance… Not sure what planet you're on, but hydraulic brakes don't have a cable that stretches and most are self adjusting. Literally all you have to do to chnage pads is pull them out, slide them in and pull the brake lever, much easier IMHO than any calipers brake.
Don't let the maintainence sway you away from making a good decision.

July 28, 2015, 6:50 a.m.
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Lol the people saying calipers are less maintenance… Not sure what planet you're on, but hydraulic brakes don't have a cable that stretches and most are self adjusting. Literally all you have to do to chnage pads is pull them out, slide them in and pull the brake lever, much easier IMHO than any calipers brake.
Don't let the maintainence sway you away from making a good decision.

I think the discussion is more mech disc vs caliper… Agree hydros are MUCh better, but some serious $$$ to get that setup…

That said, a good set of calipers might still win in terms of maintenance… Take off your front wheel and hit your brake lever? Oops. Air into your system? time to bleed.

Cable stretch is not nearly as big of a problem as it used to be.

July 28, 2015, 3:56 p.m.
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Fenders on the road bike? Gross.

What's gross is oily gritty muck slung all over you backside, feet shins face and might I point out drivetrain.
Which is why I will posit that it's possible to ride a nice carbon bike year round impervious as the frame is to the elements (think what Vancouvers' salt air/road salt does to steel over time and did do to those old glued Vitus frames) and keep it nice if one can mount fenders.
All you will need are rain wheels instead of a whole rain bike.

“.....with a malevolent fascist swine atop its titular apex, the pitiful wounded beast of a rotten, spiritually dead American Superpower is careening towards epic barbarism while pushing the species dangerously to the tipping points of extinction.”

July 28, 2015, 7:24 p.m.
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But they need a system like Orbeas….


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB1bQmPYZfE

Wow. Pretty slick.

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July 28, 2015, 8:43 p.m.
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Yah it's not clear to me though that you fender the rear w/o rack.

“.....with a malevolent fascist swine atop its titular apex, the pitiful wounded beast of a rotten, spiritually dead American Superpower is careening towards epic barbarism while pushing the species dangerously to the tipping points of extinction.”

July 29, 2015, 12:49 a.m.
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What's gross is oily gritty muck slung all over you backside, feet shins face and might I point out drivetrain.
Which is why I will posit that it's possible to ride a nice carbon bike year round impervious as the frame is to the elements (think what Vancouvers' salt air/road salt does to steel over time and did do to those old glued Vitus frames) and keep it nice if one can mount fenders.
All you will need are rain wheels instead of a whole rain bike.

http://ass-savers.com/

Problem solved. Though I won't be too concerned about trying to keep your backside clean, as you're probably going to get your front side dirty anyway…

The ass saver keeps the ass a little drier from road spray, which is all that much more comfortable. If you're worried about trying to stay clean, you're doing it all wrong, and I wouldn't recommend riding in the rain on the road bike.

… and the front fender always seems like a good idea until you clip it with your shoe and hit the deck with your already existing lack of toe clearance.

Maintain the bike properly, and fenders or not, it'll stay running smooth. Only takes maybe 5 minutes of your time post ride for a quick washs, which in the grand scheme of a ride, isn't a lot of time.

July 29, 2015, 10:16 a.m.
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http://ass-savers.com/

Problem solved. Though I won't be too concerned about trying to keep your backside clean, as you're probably going to get your front side dirty anyway…

The ass saver keeps the ass a little drier from road spray, which is all that much more comfortable. If you're worried about trying to stay clean, you're doing it all wrong, and I wouldn't recommend riding in the rain on the road bike.

… and the front fender always seems like a good idea until you clip it with your shoe and hit the deck with your already existing lack of toe clearance.

Maintain the bike properly, and fenders or not, it'll stay running smooth. Only takes maybe 5 minutes of your time post ride for a quick washs, which in the grand scheme of a ride, isn't a lot of time.

What about if you have friends? My experience is that fenders are often required for group rides. That ass-saver thing may keep your butt dry from road spray but it isn't going to win you any friends in the group.

July 29, 2015, 11:21 a.m.
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What about if you have friends? My experience is that fenders are often required for group rides. That ass-saver thing may keep your butt dry from road spray but it isn't going to win you any friends in the group.

^ valid point. If you're doing group rides in the rain, probably need a proper rear fender.

July 29, 2015, 11:33 a.m.
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Hydro's, super expensive? Why…? I paid 120 dollars for my brake, caliper, rotor, lever, hose and even set up and I've seen sets of two for less than 200$

July 29, 2015, 4:17 p.m.
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Hydro's, super expensive? Why…? I paid 120 dollars for my brake, caliper, rotor, lever, hose and even set up and I've seen sets of two for less than 200$

Yup, he should just slap an old Hayes on that ROAD BIKE.

July 29, 2015, 7:41 p.m.
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Went through this process earlier this year. Pretty much echo what everyone else is saying if you are going to ride in the rain get disk otherwise I don't see the point.

I ended up going no disk.

Reasons

1. Would not be able to use my existing non disk wheels

2. Extra complication for brake pad replacement

3. No clear axle standard for disk

This^^ is big, right now there are no standards SO if a pro flated in a race using disc brakes he might be fucked becuz the spare a mechanic gives him likely won't work, its all hypothetical cuz Discs are not yet legal in the pro peloton which may be why there is no clear standard?

right now discs weigh more which doesn't matter much to the pro's cuz they have to add weight to a super hot 5 figure pro bike to hit the minimum, the average guy who pays for a bike might be more concerned about more weight, I think the difference is 500 grams?

Once the pro peloton is allowed to run discs, a standard will be set, discs will come down in weight [HTML_REMOVED] price which could be the time to pull the trigger?

July 29, 2015, 8:23 p.m.
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If you're worried about trying to stay clean, you're doing it all wrong, and I wouldn't recommend riding in the rain on the road bike.

wtf sonny, I been riding in the rain in vancouver for some 35+ years I know how to keep it sanitary. :rolleyes:

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July 29, 2015, 8:44 p.m.
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Hey fuckhead whats the BB height on that?

diggin

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