What is a Breezer Style Dropout?
Could someone describe what a breezer style dropout is? I see the term from time to time and I can't figure out exactly what makes a dropout a breezer style dropout. Also, is it a good thing or bad?
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I once owned a Joe Breeze Lightning Mtn Bike that had the Breezer rear dropouts and at the same time owned a Joe Breeze Storm Mtn Bike that had standard Ritchey dropouts. Otherwise, the bikes had the same frame tubing (Tange Prestige).
I couldn't tell any difference in riding or handling. I think they are pretty to look at, but that's all the value there is to them.
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The value is to the builder who's freed from having to roughly match their frame angles to the angles of the braze-in tab on a conventional dropout.