New Wilier has direct mount caliper / disc and swappable dropouts all in the same frameset

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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jeffy
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by jeffy

Interesting and a bit weird.... add in some kind of rear dampening "Actiflex"

https://www.wilier.com/en/products/int/road/cento10ndr

joejack951
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by joejack951

It's interesting and perhaps for a dealer stocking framesets it makes for simpler inventory, but I don't see the benefit to the end user. All that extra hardware adds weight and complexity. And how many times have you heard of someone who has spent good money on a bike wanting to convert it to a different style of brakes? Yeah, me neither :-)

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kgt
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by kgt

+1
not really a great idea...

Broady
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by Broady

Don't mind the idea but it could have been executed a bit better, colour matched flush caps or something as opposed to stainless bolts.

Definitely a benefit for manufacturers / shops but yeah, how often do people change their brakes.

MyM3Coupe
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by MyM3Coupe

Since when is this a mountain bike forum? LOL. That bike is ugly as hell.

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