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Disks vs. Rims

Old 01-13-05, 12:25 PM
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Disks vs. Rims

I prefer rims personally, and I decided to make one of these "poll" things to keep people busy and find out what everyoe else is using...
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Old 01-13-05, 12:28 PM
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If your going all lightweight and stuff for nothing but XC i would go with a light, reliable set of V-brakes, but for my type of riding (Freeride) Discs are the only option... And Hydrolic all the way is your best bet imo
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Ambiguous question. I like both.

XC- both rim.
DH- disc front.
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Old 01-13-05, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Cornish_Rdr_UK
If your going all lightweight and stuff for nothing but XC i would go with a light, reliable set of V-brakes, but for my type of riding (Freeride) Discs are the only option... And Hydrolic all the way is your best bet imo
Have both and you'r right .Rims for XC providing you keep the blocks clean, and replace rims frequently enough. Freeride is not for me but Back to the Tandem again, That needs Discs and Hope M4 Mono's with 200mm rotors is a sure way of stopping this thing. But then you have the expense of the higher quality wheels and the weight to put up with. Weight is not a factor on the "T" but It would put at least a couple of lbs on the XC that I would not like to give it. (Plus the fact I don't think they are necessary)
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Old 01-13-05, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by stapfam
Have both and you'r right .Rims for XC providing you keep the blocks clean, and replace rims frequently enough. Freeride is not for me but Back to the Tandem again, That needs Discs and Hope M4 Mono's with 200mm rotors is a sure way of stopping this thing. But then you have the expense of the higher quality wheels and the weight to put up with. Weight is not a factor on the "T" but It would put at least a couple of lbs on the XC that I would not like to give it. (Plus the fact I don't think they are necessary)

Yep i have a Hope mono m4 on the back of both of my bikes, they are monsters, although i have 180mm rotor on one and 160 i think on the other thats more than enough stopping power for me, but for 2 people it would be the ideal amount i imagine, do you find you Monos abit noisy when the brake isnt applied properly or is on the way to being applied?
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Old 01-13-05, 02:16 PM
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it depends on the bike and the trail.
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Old 01-13-05, 02:19 PM
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Disc, big surprise there.
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I just can't see myself ever going back to V-brakes after having discs on this bike
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Yeah, V-brakes annoy me! I always had to replace the brake pads on my old bike.
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while rim are usualy lighter, shimano is now making some disks that are supposedly lighter than rims. In general disks are better than rims.
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Originally Posted by Cornish_Rdr_UK
Yep i have a Hope mono m4 on the back of both of my bikes, they are monsters, although i have 180mm rotor on one and 160 i think on the other thats more than enough stopping power for me, but for 2 people it would be the ideal amount i imagine, do you find you Monos abit noisy when the brake isnt applied properly or is on the way to being applied?

We have so much faith in the brakes and Forks on the "T" that the brakes are only ever used firmly. What I have found was that after 100 miles in one ride last year, just touching the brakes made a horrific noise. In fact so much that The pilot decided not to use the brakes on one downhill, and we found out how fast we could corner and how far we could lean the damn thing. (It leans very well and the speed was 40 mph, through a corner that I usually take at 25- 30 on the solo)The problem was Dust, and all I did was Degrease and clean the caliper, still on the bike and no problems at all. Mind you We use sintered pads, and this may be part of the problem.
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Old 01-14-05, 02:34 PM
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I have rim brakes now, but i'd like a set of Avid mechs. If I bend my wheels and need to replace, I'll just get a disk-specific set; my frame and fork have the mounts.
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Old 01-14-05, 05:43 PM
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I made the frame mount on my steel hardtail for the disc. I do road and xc racing and there is no way I would go back. My new one can't take rims, no bosses on the frame at all.
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Old 01-14-05, 05:53 PM
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something bothers me here. why do people spell it disk? The correct spelling is disc, they dont an exception just for us cyclists
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Originally Posted by phantomcow2
something bothers me here. why do people spell it disk? The correct spelling is disc, they dont an exception just for us cyclists
computers...boot DISK, FDISK.
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Old 01-14-05, 06:09 PM
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american vs euro?
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perhaps... I spell it whichever way my fingers feel like spelling it at the given moment.. sometimes I hit K, sometimes I hit C. (though 99 times out of 100, it's the latter)
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Originally Posted by phantomcow2
something bothers me here. why do people spell it disk? The correct spelling is disc, they dont an exception just for us cyclists
How come people say forks instead of fork?...
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
How come people say forks instead of fork?...
For yucks.
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
How come people say forks instead of fork?...
Is a single piece of a fence a fent?
The arms are probably refered to as 'tines', you don't say my table fork forks are bent.

My table FORK tines are bent.

I believe we were splitting hairs over Disk on another thread. It's disc, but years of FDISK, Bootdisk etc, has hardwired some users.

Fork arms will do.
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
How come people say forks instead of fork?...
Just because.
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Exactly
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They can have my disc/k brakes when they pry them from my cold, dead hands.

I'd not go back to v-brakes or canti brakes unless I was building up a superlight dry condition race bike.

Or a cyclo-x bike.
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Well said.
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Yeah, on a cyclocross bike, normally your only option is cantis... I've seen a few with discs (salsa makes one), but most have cantis.
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