Yes! I used friction mode with my Paul's thumbies shifters in a race recenty after I caught a stick in my RD and it threw off my indexing. Very nice option to have.barrows said:Anybody remember this? It works great, and is lighter than indexed shifting!
Soon only custom frames and rigid forks will be available with V-brake bosses, and personally, I welcome this advance.
Then what would we have to fight about? I ran a mullet rig on my SS for awhile, Avid BB7 up front and a SD7 in back, worked pretty well actually. A little something for everyone.Jerk_Chicken said:How about those that want to use discs will continue to do so, while those that want to use rim brakes can.
Exactly. There can be NO compromise on this issue! But really, if I have a point it might be some thing like: a great deal of riding conditions/terrain lend themselves to one braking system over the other. It's a good thing to at least have the option to choose one over the other if you want, no?cutthroat said:Then what would we have to fight about? I ran a mullet rig on my SS for awhile, Avid BB7 up front and a SD7 in back, worked pretty well actually. A little something for everyone.
How do you know you won't like steak if all you've ever had is chicken?bdc88 said:I for one am sticking with my V-Brakes. Lighter, easier to set up and maintain as far as I am concerned. For those who think only guys that live in flat areas use v-brakes, I have always used them and ride the North Shore trails in Vancouver for the last 12 years. While I am not hucking my 18 lbs hardtail down the mountain, I do not have any issues descending these amazing mountain in my back yard. I ride in the rain all winter long and yes get snow from time to time. I have never had an issue.
I am now riding the KCNC and there is no way that discs will ever get this light no matter what you do to them.
Ah... but this seems to be the "Save some weight" forumcutthroat said:so you're talking about a nominal weight difference of about 100grams for a whole lot more power and effectiveness.
Still running V's on my HT (currently SS). A mullet like that is one option when I need to get a new wheelset. Or go for Avid or Formula hydros. My FS bike has BB5's and I can feel the long cable to the rear, even with the FMJ tubes..cutthroat said:I ran a mullet rig on my SS for awhile, Avid BB7 up front and a SD7 in back, worked pretty well actually.
Yes. Thanks for making the ceramic point. My CrossMax ceramic rims are my go-to rims when I'll be in the wet. I have no "wetness issues" there so you are correct on that score. Re: DirtyBoy, he's just afraid we'll put more nails in the disc brake coffin! This seems odd to me because he's my V-brake "pusher" selling those sexy Ultrabrakes and now the KCNC brakes, I think? Yes, it has been slow around here. My god, almost 600 hits on this tired subject in less then a day? Madness. Nino must be in the Italian alps again.Slobberdoggy said:I just wanted to address the people with the unpleasant wetness experiences.
Just use ceramic coated rims
For a lean mean XC machine - (especially our 4000ft+ ascent rides - norcal) V's are great. On the other hand my guess is discs are the way to go for these chair lift up ride down style people - the sort of riding I'm seeing on bike-tv.cc
Eventually, I'll switch for sure, but why when Extralite has such sweet brakes?
On the forums you hear about so many disc calibrating issues but much less so with V-s. That said I'm the type that will love working on them when the time comes.
@ DB - I think this has been a great discussion and nobody has been flaming anybody really. Quite civilized. I agree it is slow around here so you or somebody needs to post some really nice LW parts! Trust me, I'll be doing my part soon . . .
I kinda look forward to some kind of ceramic disc invented for bikes - like on all the nice cars these days.
We all want that but frame and fork makers who go on dropping bosses from frames and forks make us angry. My local trails allow me to run rim brakes in any weather conditions including long snowy winters, why do they make me upgrade? I don't wanna!Jerk_Chicken said:How about those that want to use discs will continue to do so, while those that want to use rim brakes can.
:yawn:Faux Part Deux said:agreed.....besides suspension, gears, 29er wheels, and of course the most lame of all inventions, the gravity dropper, disc brakes are the biggest crutch in biking.
They are only desired by inexperienced bikers who need that extra little handicap so they can keep up with their pals on descents who otherwise would be whining like a biatch, curled up in a fetal position crying for mommy.