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So judging by what I have seen so far on the new bikes this year I think Shimano's DC may be a thing of the past. What do you think?
Lopaka said:Switching to the dual control forced me to adopt Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. I never looked back as these brakes modulate perfectly and have been totally trouble free.
Low normal or rapid rise is another evil from Shimano.Dirt Bringer said:Guys everyone here is saying that shimano dual control was their biggest flop. While that may be a matter of opinion (not mine) lets not forget one of their biggest success's came from dual control, and thats low normal shifting. Normal shimano shifting in my experience is good, but sram does this better. But with dual control, there is a valid alternative to sram that shifts incredibly well and offers the user a completely different setup no one else has. Being able to shift into a granny gear while climbing a hill under immense torque is very useful in some areas and I find it quite surprising its not more well known.
Lopaka said:I'm not sure I agree with all the criticism of the dual control. For one thing, You can still mount Shimano calipers to work with 6 bolt ISO brake rotors. Also I have never accidentally shifted when I meant to brake or brake when I meant to shift. It just doesn't happen. And the ability to down shift while banging out a steep climb and at the same time posting up to stand in the pedals is an effortless sweet experience. The DC is well built and calibration of the shifter is precise and trouble free. I don't know what to think about a 10 speed set-up and the lack of a 10 speed DC. I still can't get my head around the need for a 10 speed mtb cluster.
Also, I can't prove this, but I also believe the DCs have saved me a few broken brake levers on the semi-frequent occasions when I go down hard. Rather than breaking the lever, the impact just attempts a shift. Finally, I've run DC on my XC bike for 3 trouble free years, through 4 sets of brake pads, without needing to add fluid or bleed brakes. That, in itself, is worth a lot to me.