Did today’s Tour Stage just prove that disc brakes on road bikes are a manufactured marketing sham?

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by kgt

2018 Tour's top ten. Not even one on discs.

GBR 1 THOMAS, Geraint (SKY) 83:17:13
NED 2 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUNWEB) + 1:51
GBR 3 FROOME, Chris (SKY) + 2:24
SLO 4 ROGLIČ, Primož (LOTTO NL - JUMBO) + 3:22
NED 5 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (LOTTO NL - JUMBO) + 6:08
FRA 6 BARDET, Romain (AG2R LA MONDIALE) + 6:57
ESP 7 LANDA MEANA, Mikel (MOVISTAR) + 7:37
IRL 8 MARTIN, Daniel (UAE TEAM EMIRATES) + 9:05
RUS 9 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KATUSHA ALPECIN) + 12:37
COL 10 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOVISTAR) + 14:18

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by northwestern

Dumoulin is probably going to win next year. Since Sunweb is goin to Cervelo in 2019, we might have the first TDF winner on disk brakes.

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by nrsnow

1st stage everyone had disc brakes, later in the stages less riders had disc brakes to a point where I had trouble trying to find a rider with disc brakes. Some trek bikes have a direct brake mount which is really cool. Its completely aero, and the modulation feels like a disc brake super powerful. Manufactures should move towards that brake technology. Lighter the better, keep road bikes lighter.
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by ome rodriguez

northwestern wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:11 pm
Dumoulin is probably going to win next year. Since Sunweb is goin to Cervelo in 2019, we might have the first TDF winner on disk brakes.
I bet he’ll ride a cervelo r5 rimbrakes

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