Many here talk
about road disc, but tandems actually use
road disc, and have been for years.
Tandems generally use mechanical disc, and this has long been the Avid BB7. TRP, however, just released the dual-piston Spyre, and the weight weenie 146 gram Spyre SLC
. Lots of info about the Spyre here
Spyre SLC on our Calfee tandem:
Spyres get more braking engagement with less braking pull than the Avid BB7, which is important, as Campagnolo levers don't have the pull of Shimano, and a tandem has a looong
The engagement I get now with the Campy levers is allright
, but I wouldn't mind it to be tighter. I want to eliminate all compression and direct every millimeter of lever travel into brake power (I imagine this will be true as well for single road bikes with mechanical discs, so this topic is not
just specific to tandems!).
The question is, what brake cable housing has the least compression
? My LBS recommended Odyssey BMX cable
, but my impression is that the ferrule weight weenie cable housing (e.g Nokon, i-Link, etc) also have very little compression (less than Jagwire?). If so, which of the ww housings have the least