canti vs disc

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

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stormur
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by stormur

euan wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:08 am
I'm just surprised he is running the Ultimates with a wide profile
I'm not. To narrow setup it happneds on some frames( forks certainly) that pad holders won't go low enough. Then you go wide stance to place pads in right place. Common issue with ASU.
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Multebear
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by Multebear

I know a former pro cx rider. He retired as a pro, but he still rides the biggest races in my country. He prefers cantis due to

1) weight,
2) easier to avoid blocking the wheels
3) better mud clearance between pads and rims/rotors and
4) better pad durability in muddy conditions.

This is what he told me. It's not my opinion.

But I'm pretty sure weight is of importance to Thibau Nys as well.

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Geoff
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by Geoff

@Timo, those are great shots. The funny thing is that the Trek I got from Sven this summer...is disc!

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by Multebear

Geoff wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:33 pm
The funny thing is that the Trek I got from Sven this summer...is disc!
Makes sense. Guess he doesn't need disc bikes.

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