Stormtrooper wrote:Didn't Matt hayman win Paris Roubaix on a Scott foil which had bb dm brake? Enuff said.
I wonder if he had any problems with dirt getting in his brakes or wheel rub when he outsprinted tom boonen.
He's also got a mechanic who is responsible for its bike cleanness and functionality for each of his race afterall, so its hard to say when it comes to daily uses of non-pro riders.
Weird. I have to recentre a caliper about once a year, if that. That's running eight or nine bikes with conventional rim brakes. And regular wheel removals/car boot transport.Stormtrooper wrote:They shifted more than I would have liked.
I think the pros don't like the chainstay mounted brake location as it is more obvious that their car mounted mechanics cannot 'adjust the rear brake' / assist the tired rider with a sneaky tow.
Stormtrooper wrote:I just don't get the hate.
The haters are those who aren't using DM brakes. It's human nature to discuss how much they don't like anything they don't have, thus convincing themselves that they have made the right decision
Stormtrooper wrote: I can't even count how many times my standard da brakes shifted off center on my old bike.
Simple solution to this. When you cable brakes, do so with the brake fixing bolt loose. Set the cable length so the brake caliper is held perfectly centered before the brake fixing bolt is tightened. On most setups you can get the front brake near perfect, rear brakes are trickier but you can get close on many bikes.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.
Aero arguments for putting brakes under bb is pretty much bollox according to a lot of engineers. Cervelo being one, that's why they don't put brakes under the bb, still comes out with the fastest bike in the bunch.
Having read all the comments, few reasons why manufacturers won't put DM on their bike (standard position not under bb shenanigan)
- Disc brakes are the $$$ why develop new frames just to have dm brakes when you can put r&d into making a better disc brake bikes.
- DM brakes are not standard-issue parts. Hard to find, upgrade, and replace (in some region at least). Hassle for buyers. (That's why Canyon aeroad frameset come equipped with brakes installed.)
- Standard brakes work well enough, as commented here.
Still, during the disc brake era gap, would be nice to have a few new bikes aero or all-round coming out with direct mount option for those of us who prefer rim brake bike.
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