Do you still ride square tapered bottom brackets too?haaki said:I gotta cry 'heresy!' to this talk of disc brakes on a cross bike
I'm a Clydesdale and I've never encountered a situation in cross where I needed more than a well set up canti
I do on most my bikes (square tapers)mtb143 said:Do you still ride square tapered bottom brackets too?
Just because something works doesn't mean that something else doesn't work better. There's a good reason that disc brakes dominate the mountain bike scene - they work better in all conditions. The only reason that discs don't dominate cyclocross bikes today is because the UCI is backwards thinking and banned them when forward-thinking, safety conscious bicycle manufacturers started putting discs on cyclocross bikes.
Yes, everyone wants a nice Handjob. I want one too. I just want mine sitting there holding air, while a hydraulic hose runs back to a rear disc tab.
Safety first. All-condition powerful brakes = discs.
Okay. Luddite. You do realize that you are posing a false dichotomy? Bike handling skills and brake functionality are not mutually exclusive.haaki said:I do on most my bikes (square tapers)
my track, 1 road and 1 cxer have 'fancy' BBs and again I haven't really felt any difference
in performance... Call me old fashioned, retro grouch / luddite but I'll take handling skills and course/corner assesment over stopping power any day.
That's just silly. Better brakes improve safety, not reduce it.haaki said:UCI CX races have gone off safely since the 60's or 70's without discs so why add a possibly dangerous element.
Agreed. About the silly opinion part. No disrespect to you personally, I'm sure you're a swell fellow, but I think you have your head in the sand on this issue.haaki said:Or, maybe the UCI realizes discs allow people to be poorer bike handlers and thus their existence will increase said bad bike handlers which means more crashes...but that is just my silly opinion based on 3 plus decades of turning pedals and having started my MTB racing career in 1980.