Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: rocky beautiful coast of Maine
Bikes: Cervelo R2.5 Campy Record 10, Dean Ti 'Cross, Merlin Agilis (road), Litespeed Obed (mb), Basso (ss/fixie)
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Disc Brakes good for cross, but road racing?
Please help. Have a titanium hard-tail mb with mechanical cross front. love it. Have a steel roadbike with ultegra 8 speed sti. love it. I ride local club ROAD rides, and an ocasional 'same day licesnce' cat 5 USCF road race or training race. I've raced NORBA but don't ever plan to really do this again, only use the ti mb to ride local tails when I'm tired of the road. I will certainly do more USCF stuff and local club races, and would like to try cross.
So, why not sell my 2 bikes and build-up buy the ultimate cross bike? My idea is this: Ti rear suspension Moots YBB Psycho-cross with disc front AND rear with STI levers. I'd like to do disc front and rear since then I could just get 2 wheelsets: 1 super beefy for the trail rides, and 1 super light for the road rides.
? Will I be able to use this rig in a USCF event? If not what parts can't be included to be legal?
? Why they don't use disc brakes on roadbikes? makes sence and works great, is it heavy at high speed or somethin?