Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Aurora, CO
Bikes: CAAD9-1, Windsor Cliff 29er
Disc brakes or fixed gear for winter?
Hypothetical question here. Let's assume you have a choice between two bikes that have the same studded tires, one bike is a single speed with disc brakes and the other is a fixed gear bike with canti brakes. All else being equal, which would be better for winter commuting (snow and ice)? If it makes a difference assume this is a pretty short commute (I'm being intentionally vague).