- Hydro discs for my tourer?
got some bb5 cable discs on my LHT, but to be honest, they don’t cut the mustard.Posted 4 years ago
I suppose I am too used to good hydro disc set up’s, having used shimano saints for the last 6 or so years.
so I am looking for some new brakes for my tourer, but will they be a bit too much.
was thinking a set of 160mm deores.danielgrovesMember
I have a set of Deores on my rigid, and they’re on par with the XTs I had on my full-suss. Plenty of modulation in them, so I wouldn’t call it over-kill for touring. To be honest, I think if your going down any significant gradient with a loaded tourer I’d be grateful for the extra power.Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
Your flat-barred tourer is what the continentals would call a “trekking” bike – and they are almost exclusively fitted with decent hydro brakes.
I can’t say I’ve ever found a problem with the BB7s on my tourer – even when fully loaded – but then I’m a mere slip of a lad 😉Posted 4 years agobobloMember
Depends what sort of touring you’ll be doing. Short ones near civilisation, hydros should be fine. Longer ones in the sticks, I’d opt for cable disks. Mebbies the BB5’s could be improved on? I have BB7’s on one bike and they were an improvement on the Lyrah’s that were on there before.Posted 4 years ago
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