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Old 06-27-08, 09:45 AM   #26
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Hub and disc brakes would seem to make sense for this reason. I figure with no rim caliper brakes the wheels are also likely to be less dirty for when you bring the bike inside. My Mobiky has a cute front disc brake and a rear band brake, which work fine. I notice that the A-bike also has hub brakes. What other small wheeled folders have hub or disc brakes?
The Carryme unfortunately has caliper brakes, but the wheels don't seem to get as dirty as they do with larger wheels, maybe because there's simply less surface area for the dirt to cling to and, subsequently, rub off of.

The IF Mode is supposed to be released with disc brakes. Are disc brakes just as clean as hub brakes or are they a little dirtier in practice?
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Old 06-27-08, 11:04 AM   #27
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the strida also has discs all around, but in practice, the single gearing doesn't really allow it to get fast enough to really shave off a whole lot from them.

either the brakes are really good, or the bike isn't that fast, but the combination of the 2 concludes that the pads on here will probably last the life of the bike translating into minimal dust released with each stop.
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the strida also has discs all around, but in practice, the single gearing doesn't really allow it to get fast enough to really shave off a whole lot from them.

either the brakes are really good, or the bike isn't that fast, but the combination of the 2 concludes that the pads on here will probably last the life of the bike translating into minimal dust released with each stop.
Yeah, I forgot about that. So, in your opinion the discs on the Strida 5 are not dirtier than the hubs on the Strida 3?
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Old 06-27-08, 02:22 PM   #29
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Yeah, I forgot about that. So, in your opinion the discs on the Strida 5 are not dirtier than the hubs on the Strida 3?
trying to quantify the amount of dust from the brakes of a bike that can't break 25km/h is splitting hairs.

the bike gets far dirtier from the occasional connecting gravel trail.
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