If you want to keep it simple get a fixed gear bike that has no brakes whatsoever........
I think linear rim brakes/v-brakes will be around for a long time, years, and the replacement parts for many years beyond that. Entry level models from major manufacturers still have them as OEM. Road and cross bikes are equipped with them and not discs.Drakken_11 said:Why is it that bike manufacturers no longer put Linear brakes on any of their products??? What happened to keeping it simple??
You don't need to run an experiment to see the advantage of disc brakes. Once you either go beyond XC or start riding in the wet, disc brakes will give you more brake power with better modulation. Simply using them make the advantages clear.Drakken_11 said:Oh, believe me. I know that. I was a business major in college.
But wouldn't it be interesting to see how much is hype and how much is technical advantage??
There's still no need for an experiment, all you need to do is try them. The only cable actuated disc brake even worth talking about in the same sentence as hydraulics are Avids.Drakken_11 said:Oh, no. Not between Disc and Linear. Between Generic Disc and Name Brand Disc.
Oh really. Than why is it whenever I open up an issue of Mtn Bike or MtnBike Action, all the bikes they review have disc brakes??? It just feels that they are being pushed aside. Does anyone remember VCR VS. BETA??? or for the younger crowd HD-DVD VS. BLUERAY??? Huh!Malibu412 said:I think linear rim brakes/v-brakes will be around for a long time, years, and the replacement parts for many years beyond that. Entry level models from major manufacturers still have them as OEM. Road and cross bikes are equipped with them and not discs.
I think of it as when car manufactures went from front drum brakes to discs for stopping distance and fade resistant safety. While discs are a better stopping devices, parts are still available for the older drum brake cars.
Again, there is no need. Everything you need to know is obvious once you try them yourself. This is like saying "I want to see a test between a Yugo and a Porsche to see which one is really better". There is no need for it since a test drive makes everything obvious, so why would anyone waste their time?Drakken_11 said:Again, I want to see a comparison between Generic VS Name Brand in the Disc braked arena.
pro max disc brakesKona0197 said:Last time I checked didn't the Walmart bikes have Tektro IO disk brakes?
Oh no, Tektro IOs would be high end on a wally world bike.Kona0197 said:Last time I checked didn't the Walmart bikes have Tektro IO disk brakes?