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Old 09-17-06, 05:00 PM   #1
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bianchi roger

any thoughts on this bike? it would be a city bike for me. i have heard some worries about disc mounts on carbon forks...any validity?
http://www.bianchiusa.com/07_roger.html
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Old 09-17-06, 05:00 PM   #2
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oh any other bikes on the market like this...i knew i forgot to ask something
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Old 09-17-06, 10:00 PM   #3
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I would have more concerns about track ends and disk brakes. That is poorly thought out by Bianchi.

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IRO Rob Roy is a non-disc steel version

http://www.irocycle.com/id11.html
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I would have more concerns about track ends and disk brakes. That is poorly thought out by Bianchi.
Ditto. My Karate Monkey has track ends and disc brakes. You have to loosen the caliper for the disc brakes to get the back wheel off. Not fun when your in a hurry...(but I still love my Avid Juicys on the Monkey and feel it is worth it for me. YMMV)
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i can see crashes everywhere this year due to wheels locking up as riders are approaching a dismount, applying brakes to bleed speed, forgetting that they have discs, and locking their rear wheel meanwhile taking out every rider around him.

oh, excuse me. thats basically what happened to me the last time i was on disc brakes... though on gravelley asphault and not in a race.
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