I am new here and have a couple of questions about disk brakes as I am looking for a new bike. I really like Mountain bikes even the majority of my riding is actually done on the roads and bike paths - some fairly rough. My old Kuwahara bike is requiring too many repairs to keep it going so I am looking at some better bikes like the Brodie Bruzza or Fury and the Devinci Cameleon. (The Bruzza and Cameleon both have disk brakes)
I have never had disk brakes before and am wondering how hard they are to maintain on a day to day basis ? I live in North Vancouver, B.C. so we get tons of rain and I regularly ride in absolute downpours. Am I going to notice a big difference in stopping power between the disk brakes and the regular rim brakes ?
Am I overbuying with disk brakes if I am going to be mostly on the road ?
Also, the Devinci has 6" Shimano M475 disk brakes ? Are they any good ?
The Bruzza and Cameleon are both in the same price range. I just happen to be getting a good deal on the Cameleon as it is $80.00 off the regular price. Otherwise..both are normally $1200.00 cdn including taxes.