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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:11 am 
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Now to prove my point that it can be done.

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NO BIG DEAL ... :waving:

Oh ya... this is how comparatively a Avid BB7 Road compares with a 160mm disc. Notice the amount of unused space ??

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:15 am 
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Nice job, maxxevv! :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:23 pm 
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i kind of like the over/under thing going on.
personally, i'd just use Hayes' (very) old 22mm mounting pattern. it was robust, compact, and chainstay mounted.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:04 pm 
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Again people are forgetting about Canyon's Project 6.8

Twin 120mm upfront and a 120mm rear

http://www.canyon.com/_en/technology/project68.html

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:32 pm 
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Regarding disc brakes on road bikes, I've been commuting on a disc brake front (BB7, 180mm rotor), rim brake rear in all weathers for about two years now. On my racing/training/go-fast bikes I have Record and Dura Ace brakes, plus lots of Veloce and Tectro dual pivots and some CNC machined oddities from Planet X.

In good conditions I agree the advantage of discs is small (it is nice to have but not essential and probably not worth the weight penalty) but in heavy rain the difference is massive. With rim brakes and wet rims it always takes a couple of revolutions of the wheel before braking really kicks in but with discs it is instant.

Now, is this worth the fuss on a racing bike, rather than a city commuter? I'm not so sure. In a pack do you really want the guy in front of you to be able to stop instantly?

But on your own, in a city, with crazy road users, in the rain? For those conditions I'd take discs anyday for the front brake. The rear locks up so easily in the rain under heavy braking anyway that I don't think it offers any advantage.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:30 pm 
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Maxxevv you just proved my point. You can't do it without hanging the bracket off behind the axle. I think if you manufactured this it would not prove very reliable because the offset of the caliper and the stresses would eventually cause the bottom of the bracket to crack at the welds. However, whoever built the bike in the picture actually solved the problem we both failed to visualize.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:01 pm 
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Rim caliper brake will stay in the peloton.

Could see it in the lower echelons gruppes though as it mitigates the wear on the rim. You should want to avoid drastic stops all of a sudden in any situation. MTB trails have better use due to drastic accelerations compensated with drastic decelerations from the hydraulic brake. Different situation in the road.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Rim caliper brake will stay in the peloton.

Could see it in the lower echelons gruppes though as it mitigates the wear on the rim. You should want to avoid drastic stops all of a sudden in any situation. MTB trails have better use due to drastic accelerations compensated with drastic decelerations from the hydraulic brake. Different situation in the road.


With all the crashing going on it seems like the ability to stop quickly can be nice. However isn't the tires the real limitation. I have had several close encounters breaking full speed and it always seems like its the tire that is the problem?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:02 pm 
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euan wrote:
Again people are forgetting about Canyon's Project 6.8

Twin 120mm upfront and a 120mm rear

http://www.canyon.com/_en/technology/project68.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:15 am 
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any info on the PD-9000SL? really fast for Shimano to update the pedal since the PD-7900 just came out.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:10 am 
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I, for one, would be happy to see hydraulic discs on road bikes. We're talking about evolution here.

Discs on the road are about as advantageous as electronic shifting.....

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:08 am 
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Hope they do BB30 crank which is a lot lighter,and hopefully accepts aftermarket chainrings
Also hope group set weight drops tp match new SRAM Red which is rumored to be 250g lighter than current Red
Also a return to the butter smooth shifting of DA 7800

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:31 pm 
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Ozrider wrote:
Hope they do BB30 crank which is a lot lighter,and hopefully accepts aftermarket chainrings
Also hope group set weight drops tp match new SRAM Red which is rumored to be 250g lighter than current Red
Also a return to the butter smooth shifting of DA 7800



the problem is, if they try to match the new red weight (just a rumor weight ), they have to take away like 500g from 7900, that isn´t so easy to do.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:20 am 
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I have done a lot of climbing and descending rides in the rain.
It seems to me that the main limiter in the rain is traction more so than braking power?


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Don't think Shimano will worry about Red's alleged weight. Durability is an important quality for the Japanese. As for those still questioning discs, any chance of looking up the word "modulation" in Websters or the Oxford English?


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