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Best set up for foint fork with the newly UCI allowed disc brakes for racing?

Old 07-31-10, 08:40 PM
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Best set up for foint fork with the newly UCI allowed disc brakes for racing?

UCI legalized disc brakes for cyclocross racing Which replacement carbon fork would be reasonable? Reasonable discs on the front only - leave all has is in the rear. Has anybody thought this all through?
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Old 07-31-10, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by saturnhr View Post
UCI legalized disc brakes for cyclocross racing Which replacement carbon fork would be reasonable? Reasonable discs on the front only - leave all has is in the rear. Has anybody thought this all through?
For the Gazillionth time, you could always use discs unless you were an Elite racer in a UCI event. Since you didn't know this I doubt you are an elite racer. What are discs going to provide in a race that canti's aren't doing for you now? Just curious. All current disc forks are heavy rubbish.
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Old 08-02-10, 02:01 PM
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There is a reason you won't find a high end racing frame and fork with disk mounts for this season.
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Originally Posted by OnTheRivet View Post
For the Gazillionth time, you could always use discs unless you were an Elite racer in a UCI event. Since you didn't know this I doubt you are an elite racer. .
I am not a racer myself, but am technically in charge for junior racers, who compete at state championship levels.
In regard of the quote above, it has been my experience, that for sure you can start with whatever you want - up to the moment you win it. Then you have a protest against you and the same officials DQ you, who have oked you before.

I agree the disc brake issue is currently irrelevant, since there is no light carbon fiber fork with disc brake tabs yet (or is there?). However, the second that changes, it opens up new considerations to use such in the front. I dont think the weight is a strong argument against it, since you can compensate much of it by now different rims (carbon), not needing rim flanges for braking anymore. (Whether disc brakes allow you really to descend faster in a cyclocross event, I can't judge, as I don't race myself).

Now what is about the tires? Most of the tires we have (Continetal) are 35mm per label. Will that be measured? (at what pressure?) or gone by what the label says?
Thanks for all your knowledgeable answers!

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