||10-10-13 10:45 AM
I've been running disc brakes on my commuter for the last 2 years. They are far less fiddly, and far more consistent in varying weather conditions than the v-brakes and canti's on my other bikes. No doubt about it. For the most part, I never have to do much other than a tiny adjustment on the front brake every thousand miles or so, to account for pad wear. Heck, I'm still on my original rear brake pad, and it's not even close to needing to be changed. My first front pad lasted for 5,000 miles before I needed to change it.
I love that I never have to think about my disc brakes. Is it raining? Who cares? I have disc brakes. I know that it'll take the same distance to stop today, as it did on the sunny day yesterday. I can't say that about V-brakes or canti's, in my experience. At least not with a straight face.
V-brakes and canti's are for people that like to fiddle with their bikes constantly. Discs are for people that like to actually ride their bikes. Weight weenies exempted, of course. :lol: