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Old 05-10-21, 10:29 AM
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Guess what?

*Whispers* "Come over here"


"Rims...ARE a disc."




Problem solved, you're welcome.
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Old 05-10-21, 10:31 AM
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Feet are best.

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Originally Posted by aplcr0331
"Rims...ARE a disc."
Ummmm ... no, they're not.
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If in doubt, just get a bike with a disk in front, and rim brakes in the rear. Or vise-versa. Walmart has (or they used to have) bikes with just this setup. Not sure what they were trying to accomplish with that arrangement though.
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy
If in doubt, just get a bike with a disk in front, and rim brakes in the rear. Or vise-versa. Walmart has (or they used to have) bikes with just this setup. Not sure what they were trying to accomplish with that arrangement though.
Hey I resemble that remark.
My excuse is thatís a Ringle front hub on a wheel I built.


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Old 05-10-21, 05:42 PM
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Something about the feel of hydraulic disc is just much nicer IMO. Plus if your rim is slightly out of true it won't affect the drag braking.
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For sheer stopping power in the wet, disks are unbeatable
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Old 05-11-21, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
For sheer stopping power in the wet, disks are unbeatable

One of the few times I got my discs all wet, all they did was screech. LOL
My drums never get wet.
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Old 05-11-21, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by utku1985
What is better ? Rim or disc brakes
metallic or hydro ?
Really doesn't matter. Unless you are buying a department store bike, the switch is being made to disc brakes on all bikes in the line up from the major manufactuers. The road bike industry was slow to get on board but they finally started seeing the light.
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Old 05-11-21, 10:54 AM
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Unless you're living in mountain country, the differences are not as marked. On fast descents, hydraulic discs stop better with a lot more modulation. If rainy weather too, discs are just superior, by far. In Florida, it doesn't matter. Rim brakes are lighter and simpler so there are those benefits on the road. I do have a rim brake road bike. I don't particularly like it (even with alloy rims) on steep descents when it rains. Rims brakes don't exist on any mountain bike worth mentioning and prob not on 99% of gravel bikes now. It is interesting how suddenly discs took over in the road bike world. These last 2-3 years has seen every mainstream and many boutique manufacturers/builders producing and selling disc bikes.
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Originally Posted by senatorsca
Something about the feel of hydraulic disc is just much nicer IMO. Plus if your rim is slightly out of true it won't affect the drag braking.
But if your rim is slightly out of true with rim brakes it's easy to true it with the wheel on the bike, just center it between the pads. You can pull over to the side of the road and do it in 2 minutes or less.
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Old 05-12-21, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by aplcr0331
Guess what?

*Whispers* "Come over here"


"Rims...ARE a disc."




Problem solved, you're welcome.

This is a fact that can be classified as "trivially true". So? There's different types of disc brakes, and we compare their characteristics and performance all of the time.

What "problem" do you imagine you solved?
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Old 05-12-21, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
This is a fact that can be classified as "trivially true". So? There's different types of disc brakes, and we compare their characteristics and performance all of the time.

What "problem" do you imagine you solved?
He solved the problem of the lack of trivial and useless knowledge.being presented in this thread.

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Originally Posted by blue192
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Disco time! No idea why Rod Stewart popped into my head just now.
Far better, if the answer you seek is "disc(o) or rim brakes" - pedal as fast as you can down a 15% slope that ends at the intersection of a busy 4 lane road with no stoplights.
Sing to yourself "Staying alive, staying alive. Uh-uh-uh-uh, staying ALIIIIIIIIIIVE"
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Originally Posted by Chandne
It is interesting how suddenly discs took over in the road bike world. These last 2-3 years has seen every mainstream and many boutique manufacturers/builders producing and selling disc bikes.
Not surprising. They are lighter and more compact now these days. It was only a matter of time. Disc brakes are used on autos, motorcycles, and mountain bikes, which speaks to their superior stopping power.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass
But if your rim is slightly out of true with rim brakes it's easy to true it with the wheel on the bike, just center it between the pads. You can pull over to the side of the road and do it in 2 minutes or less.
But with disc brakes you don't have to pull over to the side of the road and waste 2 minutes of your time to true the wheel. Disc Brakes are unaffected even when the wheel is not true. Disc for the win.
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Yeah, we have known this in the mountain biking world for decades. The modulation is not mentioned as much. On steep descents with fast and sudden curves, the modulation really helps carefully but quickly feather the. brakes and scrub speed without overdoing it. Now that they are even lighter, it is a no brainer for places like Colorado.

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Not surprising. They are lighter and more compact now these days. It was only a matter of time. Disc brakes are used on autos, motorcycles, and mountain bikes, which speaks to their superior stopping power.
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Originally Posted by prj71
But with disc brakes you don't have to pull over to the side of the road and waste 2 minutes of your time to true the wheel. Disc Brakes are unaffected even when the wheel is not true. Disc for the win.
Well, at least for me it's something that happens maybe every 10,000 miles lol. That isn't an issue that would be any part of my thought process when deciding between brakes.

And when I do it the rim isn't so out of true that it's actually dragging on the brake pad. I can just see the wobble when I look down and it bugs me so I pull over and fix it.
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I think it's going to go over to discs because it's cheaper to have production lines that produce one kind of frame instead of two. It will have very little to do with the relative qualities of the different kinds of brakes but rather the demand for them.
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