Road bikes with disks are ugly?

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  • Jamie
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    Can’t argue with that logic.

    in as much as they would look better without, yes. Rims too deep-section for that frame to pull off too IMHO.

    Rogan Josh
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    It’d still look much better without the discs tho

    fenred
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    Blue seatposts are ugly!

    Rogan Josh
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    I actually think that’s mingin,

    Silly skinny ‘guess how light my saddle is’ chair, silly shaped drops, shimano, discs. Not for me sorry boss.

    MrSmith
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    its nicer looking than any mountain bike with disks.

    HTTP404
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    standard brake calipers are invisible from the rider’s perspective.
    so from that perspective – they might look even more ugly.

    whatnobeer
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    It’d still look much better without the discs tho

    All round ugly bike, weird stem and seatpost colour combo, spacers under the stem and no matter what Shimano do their chainsets are ugly.

    Gary_M
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    All those spaces in the steerer tube and you’re discussing ugly discs.

    Blue seatpost and stem, very early 90’s

    emanuel
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    It could have done with a more inspired paintjob, but it’s a nice bike.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Black seatpost, stem and handlebar tape that would look fine.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Don’t like that at all, and yes, disks are ugly.

    Houns
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    Discs on road bikes aren’t ugly full stop

    Rogan Josh
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    They ARE ugly. And stupid. Double full stop.

    If someone can remind me how to stick up a piccie i’d put one up of my C-59disc.
    I appreciate i may be biased, but it is just about perfect!!!
    and don’t get me started on just how much better they are!

    Sniff

    I may be ugly, I may be stupid.

    But my bike sure isn’t!!

    Sniff

    loddrik
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    Road bikes are ugly. I can’t quite get my head around anyone looking at a road bike with lust. Maybe it’s a Lycra thing…

    whatnobeer
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    If someone can remind me how to stick up a piccie i’d put one up of my C-59disc.

    The Colnago disc equipped bikes are better than the others, especially with Campag kit on, but they non disc bikes they do are better looking.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    C59 Disc:

    Hidden brakes look even better:

    All disc equipped road bikes just look like ‘cross bikes. Not necessarily a bad thing, but they’re at odds with the often ‘delicate’ looking nature of them.

    whatnobeer
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    C59, non disc.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    All disc equipped road bikes just look like ‘cross bikes. Not necessarily a bad thing, but they’re at odds with the often ‘delicate’ looking nature of them.

    Carbon road bikes with aero wheels look a lot less delicate than old steelies – it’s just about what we’re used to.

    mattsccm
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    Black wheels and groupsets on bikes are a bloody abomination. They make bikes (or anything lse) look “heavy” and a bike should be pretty.

    HTTP404
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    disc brakes on road bikes are function over form.

    they just make a road bike look all a bit …. agricultural.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Carbon road bikes with aero wheels look a lot less delicate than old steelies – it’s just about what we’re used to.

    Don’t disagree, but discs take it up a notch!

    rogermoore
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    What’s the STW collective verdict on this one:

    RM.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Hidden brakes look even better:

    I win! I win! They’re there, just the top of the forks, like most other road bikes with non-disk brakes!

    asterix
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    the thing that most makes the Stoempen in the OP look ugly is the industrial/agricultural frame tubing dimensions – not for me, sorry

    HTTP404
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    ^^^ that Cannondale is the worst of all.
    Look OK in a farmer’s field going round and round.
    Or on a commute.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I win! I win! They’re there, just the top of the forks, like most other road bikes with non-disk brakes!

    haha, was thinking rear, more than front. The Madones do look really clean. The downside is that the brakes are shit, but y’know.

    ^^^ that Cannondale is the worst of all.

    Agreed, hideous.

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    C59 disk is lovely too, I prefer the look of having all the gubbins round the hubs, cleaner forks and seatstays.

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Pfffffffffffffffffft

    TiRed
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    First bike is ugly and it is not the disks that make it so. Aero brakes, however are less ugly, although modulation is not as nice as dual pivots. And don’t get me started on swapping wheels with different rim widths

    The C59 with normal brakes looks much nicer.

    Lifer,

    I concur! When you take a close look at the disc set up compared to callipers, you start to realise how ugly callipers are. in the case of road bikes, we are just too used to seeing them!

    Sniff

    Shred
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    Orbea Avant.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    First bike is ugly and it is not the disks that make it so. Aero brakes, however are less ugly, although modulation is not as nice as dual pivots. And don’t get me started on swapping wheels with different rim widths

    That’s gopping because you’re running 6600 STIs with that TT cable routing, I’d be convinced I’d be catching my hands on those loops!

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    TiRed
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    Oh I never claimed it was a looker (it isn’t 🙂 ), but I like the brake detailing. The 6600 is from the old bike (and shifts better than the 6700) and I’ve rerouted the cables now after the crash. It is aero though!

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    The BMC Time Machine has proper hidden brakes, but angular aero frames are not pretty imo.

    IanW
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    They are ugly but not as ugly as derailleurs or excessive logos and we seem to put up with those.

    bikebouy
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    The Propel is a good looking bike in the flesh, like most Aerobikes are, in pics however they often look weighted or static and we all know thats not the best image to take with you for an Aerobike is it.

    As for Discs, phah! No place on a Roadie, the C59 sans discs is a winner, both the BMC and Propel are neat.

    If you are a commuter then discs are fine anything other than going to/from the office though is well, embarrassing 😆

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