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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 06-26-12, 01:43 PM   #1
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Disc brake end over

While riding on our local Rails to Trails gravel paths, two riders passed my wife and I on cyclocross bikes. My wife and I, both on Fuji cross bikes kept pace with them and out of the blue this guy's rear wheel lifts up 3-4 feet and over he goes.
He said a bee went down his jersey and he reacted by jamming on the front brake. The bike was a Redline with a disc brake on the front wheel.
I was suprised how the wheel locked up and threw him over. And figuring the guy was 5' 8" 175, everything had to be just right to go over. It was as if the bike was on hot soft asphalt....not hard packed gravel.

BTW..we really like our cross bikes for the rails to trail stuff. I just had rotator cuff surgury last week, so my riding is over for a little while.
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Old 06-26-12, 02:14 PM   #2
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I doubt it had much to do with having a disk. Sounds like he wasn't ready for his weight to be shifted forward and was thrown off the front.
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out of the blue this guy's rear wheel lifts up 3-4 feet and over he goes.
He said a bee went down his jersey and he reacted by jamming on the front brake.
If you're gonna be dumb, ya better be tough. I would actually blame discs somewhat. It's highly unlikely that a set of canti's would have enough power to do an instantaneous stoppie.
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Old 06-26-12, 05:25 PM   #4
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If you're gonna be dumb, ya better be tough. I would actually blame discs somewhat. It's highly unlikely that a set of canti's would have enough power to do an instantaneous stoppie.
Only if they aren't set up right. I have no problems locking both wheels with my Shorty Ultimates. Whether I'd do an endo or not is traction based, not brake performance.
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Only if they aren't set up right. I have no problems locking both wheels with my Shorty Ultimates. Whether I'd do an endo or not is traction based, not brake performance.

Anyplace online you could recommend about setting them up better...my shorty 6,s are mushy as heck
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shorty 6 isn't the same....hence "ultimate"
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