Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Bikes: Specialized S-Works FSR
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Originally Posted by ihaveacrapbike
Are disk brakes really worth the extra money and if so should you get a bike with them on the bike or just buy them alone and put them on your bike yourself.
i am sort of going through the same decission process my thinking is this:
1)i am really an xc rider but i ride some very technical and fast down hill...stopping power is a must and on some of my local descents i am really clamping down hard on my v-brakes to gain control of my rig...a good set of hydraulic discs should help with this and also improve brake modulation
2)I am a weight wennie and don't want to add much more....in most cases moving away from v-brakes garuntees significant weight gain....unless you are willing to pay top dollar for the light stuff.
3)if i were a beginner rider or not ridding a lot of very fast technical descents I would probably focus on getting the lightest bike i could afford to help remove bike weight from my improvement equation...in most cases this would be a bike without disc brakes