- Discs or suspension forks – if you had to choose between them…
opposite to TJ.
i rode a 1995 marin for years before i splashed out on a real bike with discs and suspension, at first i found suspension an aquired taste, but decent disc brakes wow, cant live without them now! not just amazing stopping power but very low maintenance too.
i still got one of my bikes setup with rigids, i like itPosted 8 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Took the old bike out for a spin off road today – steel Rockhopper, v-brakes and Project 2’s, normally used as a tourer these days.
Coped fine without front suspension, but really, really missed my discs – arm pump, less power and modulation etc.
If you had to make the choice, which would you keep?Posted 8 years agojwtMember
Discs over suspension forks…………Posted 8 years ago
Having my mate wet himself laughing as i couldn’t stop my 4″ full sus on Garburn,due to wet/muddy rim brakes (he had a very early set of Hopes and had no such problems!), and the same ‘mate’ as i couldn’t stop on a night ride over Blawith common, as water had frozen on my rims, again nearly died laughing, hence my choice. Suspension may be quicker, but its hard to use your speed if you can’t control it. (IMHO of course).
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