Seems that even the BC budget was not without limits, and hidden brakes ended up not being prioritised.http://www.slowtwitch.com/Interview/Up_ ... _3119.html
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Boardman - "I could have signed off on the creation of a set of concealed brake forks, this would impact on 1-2 medals however it would have been at the expense of making the new track cranks which would impact more on performance and effect 8 medals, so we compromised."
I did like Boardmans statement about the priorities. I'm sure that we'll never know, but I'd be curious as to how much difference the new track cranks made and whether the 'impact' was apparent. Would the 8 track medals have altered without the new track crank design and would new concealed brakes made any difference to the time trial?
(and would fibre-lyte track chainrings have made any difference....