How about if you're just biking recreational? Disc brakes are still a better bet?spcarter said:The only reason I can think of is that v's are heavier. When I changed over to my BB7's there was a noticeable difference, though they are a heavier set of brakes.
I hardly do any mud or wet areas, but I liked the option in case I did come across wet areas. Plus, isn't the stopping greater with Disc brakes?ncfisherman said:If you are not going to be doing a lot of riding through wet areas, mud, etc. then you really don't need the disc brakes. A set of V-brakes with good pads also will perform just as good as a set of low-end discs unless you are going to be rolling through the wet and muddy areas. If you ride in a lot of dry areas you really don't have a need for them especially if you don't have the money to invest in them. They do look pretty sweet though...
Ahhh grasshopper most of the answers can be found here - http://www.mtbr.com/discbrakesfaqcrx.aspxbwheelin said:My first set of wheels I had rim brakes, but my second set of wheels I went with the Disc brakes. Besides not having the extra money, are there reasons for not wanting disc brakes?
Thanks for the info. I didn't know Disc brakes require less maintenance.JmZ said:Ahhh grasshopper most of the answers can be found here - http://www.mtbr.com/discbrakesfaqcrx.aspx
Disc's are generally more expensive and heavier than a set of V's. But they can give you better control, better adverse weather braking ability, and longer lasting wheels (your rim isn't your brake rotor and a structural part of the wheel at the same time...)
I have disc brakes, but I'm not sure why I got them. I don't ride downhill, and I don't ride in the mud.OutThere said:I noticed that more and more shocks and frames do not have v mounts on them anymore, so it looks like trend in the long run is to completely move away from v's. If at all possible get discs, the little weight penalty is worth is and discs will still work fine if you damage your rim on the trail, whereas v's not. Also discs dont clog up as much with mud as v's do, The initial cost is high but worth it.