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Drop bar disc porn......

July 29, 2015, 9:17 p.m.
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Yup, he should just slap an old Hayes on that ROAD BIKE.

Because that's what I said… Lol. Why does a road bike need a fancier brake than a mountain bike? I don't understand, both are capable of similar speed?
I didn't put anything "old" on my bike and I still didn't pay tons of money….I mean seriously, you plan on spending thousands on a bike and BRAKES is what you want to cheap out on?

July 29, 2015, 9:36 p.m.
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Because that's what I said… Lol. Why does a road bike need a fancier brake than a mountain bike? I don't understand, both are capable of similar speed?
I didn't put anything "old" on my bike and I still didn't pay tons of money….I mean seriously, you plan on spending thousands on a bike and BRAKES is what you want to cheap out on?

You're comparing apples to oranges. There are lots of MTB hydro disc brake options, there are few Road hydro disc brake options (and those options aren't cheap). Also, saying that buying calipers is 'cheaping out' on a road bike is silly. If he's not riding in the rain, 20 year old 105 calipers will lock a wheel pretty damn fast.

July 29, 2015, 9:48 p.m.
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Any decent caliper brake will require zero adjustment or maintenance. Zero. Maybe tighten the barrel adjuster to account for pad adjustment and eventually throw in new pads.

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July 29, 2015, 11:21 p.m.
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wtf sonny, I been riding in the rain in vancouver for some 35+ years I know how to keep it sanitary. :rolleyes:

I feel like when I'm ripping around in the rain on the bike, the amount of spray I get from cars would negate the effect of fenders. If I was on bike paths or trails, things would be different for sure.

You're comparing apples to oranges. There are lots of MTB hydro disc brake options, there are few Road hydro disc brake options (and those options aren't cheap). Also, saying that buying calipers is 'cheaping out' on a road bike is silly. If he's not riding in the rain, 20 year old 105 calipers will lock a wheel pretty damn fast.

^ This… road hydro levers/brakes are upwards of $800… and putting mtb levers on the road bike would be the suck.

That said, the modulation would be $$$, but I'm not time trialling down seymour, so I can deal with the calipers.

July 30, 2015, 7:02 a.m.
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So what's the difference between road and mountain brakes?

July 30, 2015, 7:29 a.m.
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So what's the difference between road and mountain brakes?

In the world of hydraulics?

Mostly the lever… Road levers with integrated shifters (STI in shimano land), vs a lever+body + shifter in mountain bike land.

STI shifters are already not that cheap… add a hydro reservoir and it gets pretty expensive.

STI shifter/hydraulic brakes:

regular brakes:


I guess you could mount regular levers CX style…

July 30, 2015, 7:57 a.m.
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I guess you could mount regular levers CX style…

Are you trying to make the baby Jesus cry?

Aug. 10, 2015, 9:10 p.m.
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I feel like when I'm ripping around in the rain on the bike, the amount of spray I get from cars would negate the effect of fenders.

No c'mon, not completely. One has some choice on where to ride vis-a-vis car volume/road width etc. But your own tyre produced spray, you can control that utterly.

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Aug. 12, 2015, 9:20 a.m.
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In the world of hydraulics?

Mostly the lever… Road levers with integrated shifters (STI in shimano land), vs a lever+body + shifter in mountain bike land.

STI shifters are already not that cheap… add a hydro reservoir and it gets pretty expensive.

STI shifter/hydraulic brakes:

regular brakes:


I guess you could mount regular levers CX style…

Ohhhh right on haha that totally makes sense now.

Aug. 15, 2015, 5:17 p.m.
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This average joe just set the 48hr vertical record on a steel bike and caliber brakes. Why are you so special, buttercup? http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/amateur-rider-climbs-95623ft-29146m-in-48-hours-45026/

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Aug. 15, 2015, 10:05 p.m.
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Unless you plan to shave your legs and road race or pull yourself on rides of 10,000 feet total elevation up over mountain passes, my advice is get a CX bike. My fastest ever 40km time trial (Olympic Distance triathlon) was on a cyclocross bike with slicks. Riding skinny tires offroad is a blast.

Aug. 16, 2015, 10:29 p.m.
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Unless you plan to shave your legs and road race or pull yourself on rides of 10,000 feet total elevation up over mountain passes, my advice is get a CX bike. My fastest ever 40km time trial (Olympic Distance triathlon) was on a cyclocross bike with slicks. Riding skinny tires offroad is a blast.

My CX and road bike are pretty comparable, but the road bike is just that might lighter, and thus, way more fun to ride when I'm on the road.

That said, my CX bike gets a ton of time on the road with slicks when the weather sucks, and it's great fun offroad as well.

Aug. 23, 2015, 11:17 a.m.
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Your lack of rampant consumerism makes us sad pandas

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Aug. 29, 2015, 8:37 p.m.
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Haters gonna' hate.

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Sept. 1, 2015, 8:11 p.m.
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Haters gonna' hate.

Well it's less hideous than most other Cervelos (not hard though!) and the head tube is ideal for their target market. I just hope mirrors and a kickstand are easy to install.

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