New TT Bike from Wilier on Paris Nice : Turbine ?

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MatosVelo
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Direct Energie riders have a new TT bike from Wilier on Paris Nice : https://www.matosvelo.fr/index.php?post ... ct-energie
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The name seems to be TURBINE, but not sure it's the final commercial name. Only with disc brakes.

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MatosVelo
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What do you think about disc brakes on TT bikes ? In France, there is lot of debate about disc brakes on road bikes.

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TonyM
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There is a lot of debate about disc brakes in all countries....LOL

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The funny thing is, disc brakes have a better chance of success on TT bikes because they don't need to be light and they don't need quick wheel changes. Braking doesn't matter much anyway.

So my bet is to expect more disc TT bikes and fewer disc race bikes.

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If braking doesn't matter much, why would they bother with discs?

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Because it's the new black!

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Pros do end up in the rails a fair bit on wet TT stages, so there could be some incentive there, even though TT stages in general aren't as comparatively technical.

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MatosVelo wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:06 pm
What do you think about disc brakes on TT bikes ? In France, there is lot of debate about disc brakes on road bikes.

As TT bikes get more and more integrated, and with increasingly more awkward cable runs, it makes sense to have a hydraulic system over a sticky cable set up, regardless of whether discs are actually needed for performance.

It's like di2- a godsend for the modern tt bike!
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zirxo
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Is that Shimano hydraulic brake levers?

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hydro di2 brake levers

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