Odds that we see disc brake only bikes go back to having rim offerings?

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LiquidCooled wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:00 am
This whole thread is tired old shit again. Again.
I know, i've had enough. I'm out.

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Anybody else surprised at lack of disc brakes at Roubaix, I know quicker wheel changes etc but the Roubaix is rim brake offering from new...

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Following tour of alps in eurosport, 8 out of the top 10 gc are on rimbrakes.

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ome rodriguez wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Following tour of alps in eurosport, 8 out of the top 10 gc are on rimbrakes.
8/10 GC contenders will be on climbing bikes instead of Aero bikes. It's pretty clear Aero is everything and Disc brakes are just a way for the bike industry to force equipment refreshes while throwing out marketing B.S. to justify it all.

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welchy wrote:Anybody else surprised at lack of disc brakes at Roubaix, I know quicker wheel changes etc but the Roubaix is rim brake offering from new...
Huh? Did you watch a different race?

The entire top 5 at Roubaix was on discs. At least 8 of the top 10 were on discs.






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I mean, I don't know, but I was there watching it and it appeared 90% of the bikes ridden were rim brake..

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welchy wrote:I mean, I don't know, but I was there watching it and it appeared 90% of the bikes ridden were rim brake..
Given that DQS, EF, Katusha, Trek, CCC, Bora-Hansgrohe, Sunweb, DD and others were all on discs, you might want to recalibrate your estimator.


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LeDuke wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:24 pm
welchy wrote:I mean, I don't know, but I was there watching it and it appeared 90% of the bikes ridden were rim brake..
Given that DQS, EF, Katusha, Trek, CCC, Bora-Hansgrohe, Sunweb, DD and others were all on discs, you might want to recalibrate your estimator.


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Woah, okay Ranger - i'll make sure I do for fear of you slicing me open with a disc :mrgreen:

When I was I was watching it, what I mean is I was actually there witnessing the race live.

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TobinHatesYou wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:15 am
Anyone else want to support this claim?
You mean the theory that all bike manufacturers are coordinating to eliminate rim brakes, and that this secret cabal is exerting enough control to prevent anyone from going against the grain and giving the people what they actually want?

Sounds a little far fetched.

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TheRich wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:41 pm
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:15 am
Anyone else want to support this claim?
You mean the theory that all bike manufacturers are coordinating to eliminate rim brakes, and that this secret cabal is exerting enough control to prevent anyone from going against the grain and giving the people what they actually want?

Sounds a little far fetched.
for sure that is far fetched... it's more like X and Y are selling disc.. Z better too or get left behind

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After press fit bb and ‘standards’ farce I don’t trust the industry to have our best interests at heart.

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The industry has been stagnant for a while. Particularly in the road market. The marketing is driving the "exodus" to disc equipped bikes. In some cases - like perhaps living on the side of a mountain, or committed commuters - it's logical. But for a high performance bike, where weight is important.. no.

I've tried and had disc road bikes. Went back to rim. If I go to mountains I'll use my alu rims. For gravel/cx I do prefer discs, though.

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welchy wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:40 pm
I mean, I don't know, but I was there watching it and it appeared 90% of the bikes ridden were rim brake..
They must've edited the live feed for TV, to make it appear as if the riders were using disc brakes. It's all part of the conspiracy.

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DJT21 wrote:
welchy wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:40 pm
I mean, I don't know, but I was there watching it and it appeared 90% of the bikes ridden were rim brake..
They must've edited the live feed for TV, to make it appear as if the riders were using disc brakes. It's all part of the conspiracy.
I believe what welchy meant was that 90 percent of all riders were on rim, but 80 percent of the top 10 were on disc.

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fxx wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:04 am
DJT21 wrote:
welchy wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:40 pm
I mean, I don't know, but I was there watching it and it appeared 90% of the bikes ridden were rim brake..
They must've edited the live feed for TV, to make it appear as if the riders were using disc brakes. It's all part of the conspiracy.
I believe what welchy meant was that 90 percent of all riders were on rim, but 80 percent of the top 10 were on disc.

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I beleive what Duke meant to say is that is all those teams where on disc only.. welchy is blind :beerchug: cheers.. no hard feels :thumbup:

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