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Drop bar disc porn......

July 26, 2015, 8:44 p.m.
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…on a new road bike.
Full carbon but the only question that remains is to disc or not to disc.
I see Giant has fully committed in the coming year. How long until caliper brakes go the way of the Dodo?

Check it...

“.....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.”


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July 26, 2015, 10:40 p.m.
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Will the bike make it out into the rain?

If it's purely a good weather bike, I wouldn't bother… if you'll ride it in any condition, then I would definitely consider it.

July 26, 2015, 10:48 p.m.
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Ditto. If you can only have one road bike and will ride it in rain, get discs for sure.

If you have a quiver and are buying a good weather bike, stick with calipers. Maintenance free and at least a pound lighter than discs.

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July 26, 2015, 11:35 p.m.
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Giant has went disc on the Defy Series. It looks like TCR and Propel bikes are still caliper for 2016.

Not sure about what Trek and Big S have done, but Giant had the best value/spec when I bought mine.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

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

July 27, 2015, 7:47 a.m.
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Yet another year of waiting for a disc TCR. Getting bored.

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July 27, 2015, 9:15 a.m.
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I have to agree if you aren't planning on lots of rain riding stick with calipers.

Shameless plug (I don't know what size you are):

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I am reducing the asking price to $2650. Very little km's and never rain ridden.

Jay

July 27, 2015, 11:48 a.m.
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Giant has went disc on the Defy Series. .

Yeah that's more right Cannondale went similar w/Synapse.

"The bike industry's major players say that discs on road bikes is the future"

“.....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 27, 2015, 1:51 p.m.
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Seems like you're keen on picking up a nice bike. Don't bother with discs. You're not going to want to take it out when the weather sucks anyway… that's what the mountain/cx/training bike is for.

July 27, 2015, 5:04 p.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EShsvfCgD8

“.....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 27, 2015, 5:48 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

4. Ride will not be a wet weather bike

5. Model I decided to get does not come with disk :)

July 27, 2015, 9:30 p.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EShsvfCgD8

I love that Focus. Perfect specs.

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July 27, 2015, 10:55 p.m.
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One other point… Much easier to swap wheels… in that… Chances are you'll be running mech discs, not hydro, which means you don't get as much clearance, and require a lot more fine tuning. Since there are minor minor differences between different wheelsets, the brakes set up for one wheelset, might be the slightest bit off for another, meaning readjusting the brakes every time you swap.

Don't have that issue with caliper…

July 27, 2015, 11:03 p.m.
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One other point… Much easier to swap wheels… in that… Chances are you'll be running mech discs, not hydro, which means you don't get as much clearance, and require a lot more fine tuning. Since there are minor minor differences between different wheelsets, the brakes set up for one wheelset, might be the slightest bit off for another, meaning readjusting the brakes every time you swap.

Don't have that issue with caliper…

good point, but as long as he makes sure the wheel sets have the same hubs he should be good.

context is everything

July 27, 2015, 11:34 p.m.
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Why would you need to swap wheels if you're running discs? Nothing to wear out.

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July 28, 2015, 12:55 a.m.
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Why would you need to swap wheels if you're running discs? Nothing to wear out.

Since I'm only running discs on my cross bike… it's not really the same, but I have a set of all seasons on a wheelset, and a pair of knobby cross wheels on another wheelset…

Easy enough to have:
light, climbing wheelset/aero non-climbing wheelset
fast hard rubber for warm-dry conditions/slightly softer grippier rubber for cold weather riding
fast-expensive wheelset/shitty cheap wheelset when you go on random training rides…

or just an excuse to have more wheelsets?

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