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Retro-Grouches Need Not Apply

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http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/04/bikes-and-tech/formula-di2-road-discs-good-enough-for-nys_214347

 

Yeah, not just disc brakes, but electronic shifting disc brakes. Sweet! Now I just need to wait for it to go mainstream so I can afford it. Won't be long now...

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Did you see the story about the UCI and disc brakes?  Evidently, they decided to continue the ban on disc brakes in road events.  As a result, they've now banned disc brakes on team/support cars, motorcycles, and the parade vehicles as they are "unsafe" because they can stop more quickly than the racers on their bikes with crappy rim brakes.  Unbelievable!

 

Mike

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^I think I'm actually OK with that. 

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I am sure this is right in RossiSmash's wheelhouse..I expect him to order these for ALL of his bikes. ROTF.gif

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I am sure this is right in RossiSmash's wheelhouse..I expect him to order these for ALL of his bikes. ROTF.gif

 

 

Heh.    

 

I would  totally respect the guy if he bought a new one though - just not for riding in the pack.    

 

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What are these "brakes" people speak of?confused.gif

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I rode my road bike for the first time this season. As usual, the first time I had to slow down, I thought something was horribly wrong with my bike. Nope, I'm just used to hydraulic disc brakes and the pathetic clampers on my roadie suck (even if they are, arguably, the best road brakes on the market).

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I rode my road bike for the first time this season. As usual, the first time I had to slow down, I thought something was horribly wrong with my bike. Nope, I'm just used to hydraulic disc brakes and the pathetic clampers on my roadie suck (even if they are, arguably, the best road brakes on the market).


I had some Zero G brakes on my bike. They have a reputation for being best at slight changes in velocity, and looking good. I decided to replace them after thinking about how hard it was to stop.

Mike
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