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Old 05-14-17, 03:05 PM
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He is so speshul.
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Old 05-14-17, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by speshelite View Post
Coward supporters of discs are afraid of the truth.
So I guess this thread is just about trolling?
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Old 05-14-17, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by speshelite View Post
Coward supporters of discs are afraid of the truth.
Way to call 'em out! No one has answered your challenge yet.
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Originally Posted by speshelite View Post
Someone needs to do a valid comparo:

1. high end hydro's on a road bike

2. high end rim brakes on alu rims on a road bike

Dry runs

Wet runs

Riders matched for weight.

Several of you have posted that you have both rim and disc brake road bikes. So someone on the forum could do the tests.

DO IT!!!!!
Why just road bikes? I have three recumbents - each has one disc brake and one rim brake. Thousands of miles of simultaneous 'comparo'. I vote yes to both disc and rim brakes.
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I'm not sure why it makes any difference but apparently some people want to know so I'll report that I really like my disc brakes.
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Old 05-15-17, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
Why just road bikes? I have three recumbents - each has one disc brake and one rim brake. Thousands of miles of simultaneous 'comparo'. I vote yes to both disc and rim brakes.
here we have the perfect test bed. Do a series of timed and measured stops and we'll see which end stops quicker.
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Old 05-15-17, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
Which is why I don't understand everyone that says you get better modulation out of disc.
to me, adding a little more effort to a little effort is something I can do more accurately than adding a little more to an already high effort.

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I don't have a lot of experience with disc, just on some Trek plus size and fat bikes I demo'd one day, but I found them far easier to lock up, at a much quicker rate, than my rim brakes.
Sure, discs in general and hydros in particular will provide more braking for a given hand effort compared to rim brakes.

Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
I don't have a lot of experience with disc.... I found them way too touchy for my tastes, but maybe it is just something that needs getting used to.
The difference can be considerable. Give yourself time before settling on a judgement. It's similar to clutches and brakes in cars, they don't engage the same from one to another either.
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Old 05-15-17, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by king_boru View Post
Covers some of your questions.
Yeah; I can see they're graduates of the Mythbusters Akadumee of Siunz.

Swap bikes and repeat each test, first off; fair chance one has a better reaction time than the other when the same one always stops first. (Or maybe he's just plain better at stopping.)
Set up some sort of visual indicator of when the brakes are actually applied; this will allow the camera to determine at least whether they're starting to brake at the same time.
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Old 05-15-17, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by dabac View Post
hydros in particular will provide more braking for a given hand effort compared to rim brakes.
Yes, but...

Everyone who's ever had a bubble in a brake cable, raise your hand.
Same for the ones who've had the cable leak out of the housing.
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Old 05-15-17, 01:22 PM
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Why don't you go and do some subjective tests yourself and report back here.
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Originally Posted by philbob57 View Post
Am I supposed to buy a new bike that won't fit my budget to get hydraulic disc brakes?
I don't remember anybody advocating that!
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Old 05-15-17, 01:34 PM
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This thread has left me with one question: Are disc brakes better than rim brakes, or vice versa?
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Old 05-15-17, 10:48 PM
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I don't know but I'm pretty sure threaded BBs suck. Press fit BBs are the best or why else would all the manufactures use them?
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Old 05-16-17, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
So I guess this thread is just about trolling?
Well, it Is a BF thread .....
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Old 05-16-17, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
This thread has left me with one question: Are disc brakes better than rim brakes, or vice versa?
Yes.


Situationally.
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Old 05-16-17, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Canker View Post
I don't know but I'm pretty sure threaded BBs suck. Press fit BBs are the best or why else would all the manufactures use them?
Made me chuckle.
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