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The death of rim brakes, disc brakes now unanimous in the pro peloton...

Old 09-23-21, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by kingston View Post
It doesn't suck. It's totally fine. Liberating in some ways. It just means I can't buy new stuff off the showroom floor. And look how entertaining it is for you guys to make fun of me and my luddite preferences.
RIP the rim brake? Check out 57 of the best rim brake bikes | road.cc

Some here, plus there are a number of frames you can buy which are rim brake style.
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Thanks Big_John Looks like there are still some decent rim brake bikes out there. You guys can ignore my previous ranting. I'm going outside to yell at the clouds.
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Old 09-23-21, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
RIP the rim brake? Check out 57 of the best rim brake bikes | road.cc

Some here, plus there are a number of frames you can buy which are rim brake style.
That's a UK site. I was ready to give some kudos to Canyon, but then checked their US website offerings. Ribble = UK. Decathlon = UK, Boardman = UK. Looks like it's Giant only that offers a higher level bike (maybe the only maker in this article to offer a rim brake CF bike in the US?) here in the US?
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Old 09-23-21, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
That's a UK site. I was ready to give some kudos to Canyon, but then checked their US website offerings. Ribble = UK. Decathlon = UK, Boardman = UK. Looks like it's Giant only that offers a higher level bike (maybe the only maker in this article to offer a rim brake CF bike in the US?) here in the US?
Just get someone over there to ship it to you.
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Old 09-23-21, 06:19 PM
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I'm with ya, brother. I miss my triples too. Shall we change the topic to compact doubles and wide-ratio cassettes vs. half-step triples?
Preach it brother! Tried a compact and didn't care for it. I just use 110/74 cranks and update the rings.

Like you, it appears I'll never buy anything new off the floor going forward. That's life.
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Old 09-23-21, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
That's a UK site. I was ready to give some kudos to Canyon, but then checked their US website offerings. Ribble = UK. Decathlon = UK, Boardman = UK. Looks like it's Giant only that offers a higher level bike (maybe the only maker in this article to offer a rim brake CF bike in the US?) here in the US?
My friend back in Ireland is having trouble sourcing a rim brake Wilier Cento (Air? Possibly) from his LBS. I happened to mention it in my LBS in California, as they happen to be a Wilier dealer. They had 5 available to order in his size.

My friend is still considering it, but the 5 bikes might sit in the warehouse for months, or could all disappear over a weekend.

So manufacturers are still making rim brake bikes, but they are getting orders for significantly smaller numbers of rim brake frames.

Here’s what 30s of looking at the Cannondale website gets you;
https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bik...evo-carbon-105

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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Looks like it's Giant only that offers a higher level bike (maybe the only maker in this article to offer a rim brake CF bike in the US?) here in the US?
You're not looking very hard.
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Old 09-23-21, 11:12 PM
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Does the bike industry really want to force you on to disc brakes? | road.cc

This thread is getting so out of hand that even road.cc has weighed in.
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Old 09-24-21, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Leinster View Post
My friend back in Ireland is having trouble sourcing a rim brake Wilier Cento (Air? Possibly) from his LBS. I happened to mention it in my LBS in California, as they happen to be a Wilier dealer. They had 5 available to order in his size.

My friend is still considering it, but the 5 bikes might sit in the warehouse for months, or could all disappear over a weekend.

So manufacturers are still making rim brake bikes, but they are getting orders for significantly smaller numbers of rim brake frames.

Here’s what 30s of looking at the Cannondale website gets you;
https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bik...evo-carbon-105
Yeah, I was just referring the article's references, which wouldn't help too much a shopper in the US (though Ribble does ship).
I was most surprised at finding the Canyon UK vs US differential in online offerings. I think Canyon UK has about 7 models of Road bike offered in rim, while US has 1;

I wonder if it's been a faster convincing of US consumers on disc than in Europe?
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Old 09-24-21, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
I wonder if it's been a faster convincing of US consumers on disc than in Europe?
Drop-bar gravel seems to taken root much more quickly in the US than elsewhere, so I wouldn't be surprised if this was a big factor; it is how I was convinced, FWIW.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post

I wonder if it's been a faster convincing of US consumers on disc than in Europe?
I think it’s just a difference in rate of change of acceleration. My friends in Ireland/UK are all getting disc brake bikes, except that one guy who specifically wants the lightest he can buy. These are generally people who are just getting into cycling, and when they hear “discs are better at stopping” they don’t want to hear any more.

Dont forget, GCN are a European company, and they’re all-in on discs.
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Old 09-25-21, 08:14 AM
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Here in Croatia, younger cyclists I know are buying discs, if they can afford it. Older cyclists are more reluctant. With less disposable income, on average, the cost factor is more significant to people. Several club mates got Giant Propels with 105 and hydraulic discs which is a great price vs performance proposition and a really good bike.

Gravel is probably helping adoption, too. A couple I know who bought gravel bikes sold their rim brake road bikes and bought disc brake road bikes.
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Longest 11 minutes I can recall...
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Originally Posted by ussprinceton View Post
So the main reason was to get a discounted frame.
Second reason because he admits to being mechanically incompetent.

Fair enough.
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I mean, really - if you want to make a point, make a point. Don't be lazy and drop some video with no other commentary. Who made the video? Why are we supposed to care about them and their opinion? What's the gist of their reasoning?
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Right, so he bought the rim brake version to save weight on climbs and he thinks taking the wheels on/off to travel is a bit easier (??). But he uses his other disc braked bike if there are any technical descents or crappy weather and admits that if he could only have one bike he would choose disc brakes.
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I mean, really - if you want to make a point, make a point. Don't be lazy and drop some video with no other commentary. Who made the video? Why are we supposed to care about them and their opinion? What's the gist of their reasoning?
I think the point trying to be made was for a all around cyclist disc brakes are better. However if you want a niche bike as part of your collection rim brakes would be one of them.
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I think the point trying to be made was for a all around cyclist disc brakes are better. However if you want a niche bike as part of your collection rim brakes would be one of them.
Yep, or if you want to buy a discounted frame that isn't selling well.
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Well, since we all know there are no rim-brake bikes on the market any more, the videos must be historical fiction.
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I'm in my 50's I've been biking and racing since I was 9 years old. I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone cares about the rim brakes vs disk brakes thing.
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I'm in my 50's I've been biking and racing since I was 9 years old. I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone cares about the rim brakes vs disk brakes thing.
because they are all "independent thinkers," and the media told them to.
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