Lewn777 wrote:fogman wrote:I like the idea of disc brakes as an option and am glad that Campagnolo has finally released their version. However, I am also hoping that rim brakes are not completely replaced by disc brakes. I believe disc brakes and rim brakes should coexist moving forward. Each system has certain benefits and disadvantages for different applications. The consumer should have the choice of which system they prefer and not be "forced" into disc brakes by the manufacturers.
My suspicion is that the industry want the whole pro peloton on disks by 2020. Then you'll look at your bike and will feel that it's old style and not cutting edge. So the pros will be forced, but the masses coerced. The speed at which manufacturers can jump on a bandwagon is amazing, they are terrified of being left behind. Sure, there will probably always be niche manufacturers making rim bikes, but a trip to a Trek, Giant or Spec store will probably only have disk options in a few years.
I have no real problem with that if they quit tinkering around and stay with some kind of universal disk brake standard for 5-10 years. But I suspect it will open the floodgates for all sorts of new marginal gain improvements that mostly will end in dead ends, garbage and extra expense.
-Rotor size 100, 140, 160?
-Centerlock, 4 bolt, 6 bolt or something new?
-Axles? 10mm, 12mm, 15mm? What bolting system?
Agree with your view on the industry and pro peloton transition.
With the technical details. I think for next couple of years (at least) its pretty much settled. 12mm thru axles and 160mm front and 140 mm rear rotor in pro peloton.
We can expect some interesting stuff in brake calipers integration with fork and rear dropout to make it more seamless and aerodynamic. But that probably wont come very soon. Unless there will be some push for rotor covers which could speed up the process..
The 6 bolt and centerlock will be certainly interesting too see which one Will win the battle. On MTB side its pretty much everything on 6 bolt system probably due to cheaper manufacturing. On road side its the opposite for now. Kinda hope the Centerlock system will win in the long run since its a better design and its easier to work with.