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Old 05-09-21, 06:27 PM
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Rim or disk brakes?

What is better ? Rim or disc brakes
metallic or hydro ?
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Old 05-09-21, 06:45 PM
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Did you mean to ask mechanical disc or hydraulic disc? Metallic may refer to the pad material for disc brakes. One type is semi-metallic.
I've had one set of hydraulic disc brakes (Hope brand) that was far better at stopping than any rim brake bike I ever rode. The downside was it was a very expensive set if it needed replacement.
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yes, indubitably
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F-, assuming that is even possible.

Canít wait to see how many take the bait.
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gimme a break
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this cannot be a serious post
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A decent set of hydro discs are the best stopping and what I now tend to prefer in a new bike. Quality rim brakes are more then adequate to the task of stopping and will do just fine. Unless its a mountain bike or cross, then I always prefer disc for dealing with mud.
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Old 05-09-21, 08:38 PM
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I’ll take disco breaks, please.
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Ain't nothing better than SA DRUM brakes, fit and forget. 25,000+ miles with NO worries, no adjusting, no rim scratch or screech, no fade, no heating, 100% the same in any weather, very little chance of needing cleaning. I went over 20,000 miles with not changing the cable either.
Cable TRP Spyre is next best on other IGH's, like my Rohloff14.
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The SLX discs on my MTB are the most amazing brakes I ever had.

The RS505 discs on my road bike are no better than rim brakes, except in the rain which I avoid. Actually rim brakes are slightly better. I won't buy another disc road bike.
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Cantilever with carbon rims.
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I use retro rockets. Calibration has been a bit tricky, though, and I don't recommend trial and error.
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Aero braking... because, who doesn't like aero?
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Dammit. I missed at least the first half of my bag of popcorn.

I'm looking forward for the return of coaster brakes.
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Originally Posted by utku1985
What is better ? Rim or disc brakes
metallic or hydro ?
Please define "better."
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O.P. looks like a newbie, it could be a legitimate question.

Answer depends if OP is Catholic, Presbyterian, or atheist. It's a question about religion, at least for some people. You need good, well adjusted brakes to stop you on a bike. There are good and bad examples of each. If you're just looking to buy a new bike, give it a test ride. Make sure the brakes will stop you. Think about coming down a hill to a stop sign and there's a cement truck rumbling down the cross street toward the intersection. Comfortable with that scenario? Yes, you're good to go; no, keep looking.
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Originally Posted by utku1985
What is better ? Rim or disc brakes
metallic or hydro ?
The only advantages that disc brakes provide is they prevent your rims from wearing out. Disc brakes are only better in certain conditions like winter time when there is snow, ice and a lot of road grit which is very hard on the rim's braking surface...If majority of your riding is on clean pavement then rim brakes are all you will ever need. A good quality rim brakes which are properly adjusted with good quality brake pads can have as much stopping power as disc brakes.
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Originally Posted by utku1985
What is better ? Rim or disc brakes
metallic or hydro ?
Yes
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
*yawn*

F-, assuming that is even possible.

Canít wait to see how many take the bait.
I'll play - ummm, let's see...
Rim BrEakz for LYFe, bro!
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Depends. But in the grand scheme of things it probably won't really matter for the riding you will do.

If it does matter, then you'll have your answer. And it will be tailored to you and you alone!
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh
Cantilever with carbon rims.
Why have the rim pads scab up your expensive carbon rims.
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The two overridding reasons for disc brakes is-------------one they dont wear out expensive rims, and two, they work better in the wet.
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Originally Posted by utku1985
metallic or hydro ?

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