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Re: Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:16 pm
by Noctiluxx
I have disk brakes on three of my six bikes. Unfortunately all weight more than 24lbs, have full suspension, and are made for trail. :mrgreen:

Re: Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:16 pm
by Weenie

Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:37 am
by fogman
On my cyclocross bikes, disc brakes with thru-axles.

On my road bikes, rim brakes. I have too much invested in various different wheel sets to switch to discs on my road bikes.


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Re: Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:56 pm
by avispa
One thing that bothers me about disk brakes is that the system has thrown aesthetics away once again.

I must say I am one of those that think the bike is more of a tool to get one job done. And I don't lose sleep over how the bike looks too much. But, as of recent, there has been a move to make the road bike cleaner looking by concealing cables and interface boxes. But with the arrival of disc brakes, now we are faced with these damn cables coming out of all places once again.

I am holding on as long as I can to jump on the disc wagon and hope that by the time I do so, the cables exiting the handlebars will be better concealed. It defeats the purpose of having interface boxes and other cables concealed when these brake cables will be all over the place again! :evil:

Re: Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:48 pm
by flying
Not for me personally.
But if others want them happy to see it is available for them...Enjoy :beerchug:

Re: Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:03 pm
by MoPho
avispa wrote:One thing that bothers me about disk brakes is that the system has thrown aesthetics away once again.

I must say I am one of those that think the bike is more of a tool to get one job done. And I don't lose sleep over how the bike looks too much. But, as of recent, there has been a move to make the road bike cleaner looking by concealing cables and interface boxes. But with the arrival of disc brakes, now we are faced with these damn cables coming out of all places once again.

I am holding on as long as I can to jump on the disc wagon and hope that by the time I do so, the cables exiting the handlebars will be better concealed. It defeats the purpose of having interface boxes and other cables concealed when these brake cables will be all over the place again! :evil:


Huh?

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Re: Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:09 am
by CallumRD1
avispa wrote:One thing that bothers me about disk brakes is that the system has thrown aesthetics away once again.

I must say I am one of those that think the bike is more of a tool to get one job done. And I don't lose sleep over how the bike looks too much. But, as of recent, there has been a move to make the road bike cleaner looking by concealing cables and interface boxes. But with the arrival of disc brakes, now we are faced with these damn cables coming out of all places once again.

I am holding on as long as I can to jump on the disc wagon and hope that by the time I do so, the cables exiting the handlebars will be better concealed. It defeats the purpose of having interface boxes and other cables concealed when these brake cables will be all over the place again! :evil:


As shown in the photo you attached, how is the cable routing to the front brake any different than a rim brake? The entry port into the fork is quite literally less than 2 inches from where the cable would attach to a rim brake. More so, hydraulic brakes allow for the hose to be routed completely internally, like on the BMC Teammachine shown above. One certainly cannot complain about unsightly cables on a bike like that!

Re: Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:22 am
by egebhardt
I don't want to buy a whole darn new bike just yet.
the UCI governing body standardized on the following but not all manufacturers are on board yet.

front hub 12x100 with 160mm rotor
rear hub 12x142 with 140mm rotor

How else are you going to have 'neutral' wheels at races if they aren't all the same?

Re: Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:48 am
by avispa
MoPho wrote:
avispa wrote:One thing that bothers me about disk brakes is that the system has thrown aesthetics away once again.

I must say I am one of those that think the bike is more of a tool to get one job done. And I don't lose sleep over how the bike looks too much. But, as of recent, there has been a move to make the road bike cleaner looking by concealing cables and interface boxes. But with the arrival of disc brakes, now we are faced with these damn cables coming out of all places once again.

I am holding on as long as I can to jump on the disc wagon and hope that by the time I do so, the cables exiting the handlebars will be better concealed. It defeats the purpose of having interface boxes and other cables concealed when these brake cables will be all over the place again! :evil:


Huh?

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Huh, what? Show me other brands!

Besides, That seems a picture fixed up for marketing... there’s no cable going into the caliper...

Re: Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:02 am
by CallumRD1
avispa wrote:
MoPho wrote:
avispa wrote:One thing that bothers me about disk brakes is that the system has thrown aesthetics away once again.

I must say I am one of those that think the bike is more of a tool to get one job done. And I don't lose sleep over how the bike looks too much. But, as of recent, there has been a move to make the road bike cleaner looking by concealing cables and interface boxes. But with the arrival of disc brakes, now we are faced with these damn cables coming out of all places once again.

I am holding on as long as I can to jump on the disc wagon and hope that by the time I do so, the cables exiting the handlebars will be better concealed. It defeats the purpose of having interface boxes and other cables concealed when these brake cables will be all over the place again! :evil:


Huh?

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Huh, what? Show me other brands!

Besides, That seems a picture fixed up for marketing... there’s no cable going into the caliper...



That's a real picture of the actual bike. The cable is very subtle and well hidden. I would say that the vast majority of modern disk brake bikes have more elegant/clean cable routing than their rim brake siblings because the hydraulic hose can take much more dramatic curves and requires very little visible hose prior to the caliper. The newer aero frames with hoses integrated through the bars and stem allow for quite literally no visible cable anywhere except for the inch and a half before the calipers.

(And the Teammachine isn't the only bike with well hidden cables. It seems like most of the newest crop of aero disk brake bikes have fully hidden cables. The new Giant Propel disk, KTM Revelator Lisse disk, and Specialized Venge Vias disk are others.)

Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:24 am
by Calnago
Or the new Trek Emonda disc, with external cabling and zip ties holding it in place.

Oh, and since it’s a poll... thumbs up for rim brakes still, at least on the highest level of road bikes. For a daily commuter, weather be damned... then sure, discs and full fenders. Full fenders mandatory, discs still optional.

Re: Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:19 am
by wheelsONfire
Disc for sure

Re: Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:21 am
by Boshk
Its usually more maintenance with hydraulic disk brakes right compared to rim.

Re: Poll on disk brakes

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:48 am
by sharkman
Own both and beside really steep descends or rainy conditions even the best disc bikes are no match for equally priced rim brake bikes.
For now a combination of a nice rim brake bike for good conditions and a affordable disc brake one for bad conditions would get my choice.