I am in the research phase of selecting my first tandem.
How important is it do get a bike with disc brakes? Are they superior to regular rim brakes?
I have heard stories of disc brakes failing but these were relayed by sellers who didn't offer bikes with disc brakes. Are these stories true?
For example, I am looking at a new Cannondale. The Road 3 is about $600 cheaper than the Road 2. Although the R2 has nicer components all round, I am not really bothered about any of these (relative to the R3) other than the disc brakes (R3 has rim brakes).
Any input would be much appreciated! Thanks!