Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Bikes: Ibis Cousin It converted to a drop bar road cruiser, Comotion Speedster, garage full of half bikes
Another Disc Brake Thread - Preparing for D2R2
Last year Sue and survived D2R2 on our old Ibis Cousin It with a Shimano CX-75 caliper and the 200 mm Ice-Tech rotor. For this year I have two concerns: First, the potential for melting the Ice Tech rotor has me very nervous. Conditions were ideal last year and I really didn't have to use the brakes much but you never know what this year will bring. Second, I don't feel like I have enough take-up on the lever (Ultegra 9 speed) to provide me with the best possible braking. This is somewhat exacerbated by a now slightly warped rotor.
From what I can glean off the latest posts the TRP Spyre works but I'd like to be sure that it really does use less cable than the Shimano - has anyone compared them directly? Also, according to the website they only support up to a 180 mm rotor. Can I use my existing mount adapter for the Shimano caliper and stick with a 200 mm rotor? What rotor should I try?
Hydraulic is another option although I worry about boiling off the fluid, plus they are more complex of course.
Any suggestions/comments/feedback would be much appreciated.