3rd Grade Dropout
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Santa Barbara Calif.
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Disc for road? Tough call.
With recreational riding, a disc setup would be nice, but for racing, it still might be a while.
Rapid wheel changes might suffer, compatability with caliper to disc diameter and spacing would put the Mavic wheel support guys out of a job, and rim brakes are super simple and they work. Try some new Campagnolo Record or Dura-Ace brakes, and any smack about rim brakes being totally inferior will vanish very quickly.
Not to mention wheel dish, as it stands 10 speed setups are pushing the limits of a 130 or a 135 spaced rear end.
Mountain bikes, disc all the way, no question, but road?
I will not fight it if it comes to pass (disc for road becoming the norm), but I will not encourage it either.
I say, if the bike has a 135 rear, the intended use is cross, or hardcore inclement weather riding, or radical hill bombs, go for it.
All I can say is this, if discs for road get hot, and Campagnolo makes a set, they had better see it through, and not pull some Bio-Pace on our asses.