Road discs. Wadaya reckon?

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  • Premier Icon nemesis
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    Tsk… who didn’t read the whole thread 😆

    oldgit
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    Going to risk it crazy legs. I’m waiting to hear the LVRC’s take on this. Worst comes to worst I can race the old alloy one, TBH the kit going on that should make it pretty competitive.Veloflex masters on a tin defy

    TiRed
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    Spec actually shows it to be stiffer and lighter than my previous TCR Advanced?

    The Defy Advanced SL frame is the lightest frame Giant make, so yes, it will be lighter than your TCR Advanced. Nice colours too. I put pslr-aero wheels on my £400 used alloy TCR ALUXX, I thought it looked great.

    But you should still ride a Propel. If only because everytime I ride mine or take it near a shop I get asked about it!

    oldgit
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    I’d. Have ordered a Propel if I was certain it was only for racing. My race bike only races with the exception of continental training rides. I’m of to a mates in Belgium i.e cobbles then next month my mates in the Pyrenees neither ideal Propel country.
    Sadly its only the Pro version with the full carbon intergrated bar/stem thingy and race day wheels, possibly American Classics?

    Premier Icon YoKaiser
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    That Advanced SL looks great and I never thought I’d say that about a Giant!

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    They look lovely, I like how they’re going their own way with the aesthetics, doing something different.

    But even as a non-racer my natural instinct is to give the technology a while to settle down and a consensus to emerge.

    Also I love how my road bike requires next to no maintenance, whereas finnicky disc brakes are one of the main culprits for MTB maintenance timesuckage.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    …I love how my road bike requires next to no maintenance, whereas finnicky disc brakes are one of the main culprits for MTB maintenance timesuckage.

    eh?

    hang on, let me guess, you have avids?

    i can’t remember the last time did anything to my disc brakes, even changing the pads is a twice-per-year job, and takes less than 5mins.

    (i bled them about 2 years ago, but it might have been 3, and they didnt really need it)

    fasthaggis
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    hang on, let me guess, you have Avids limited technical skills?

    i can’t remember the last time did anything to my disc brakes, even changing the pads is a twice-per-year job, and takes about 5mins.

    😉

    Premier Icon nemesis
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    Well I’ll be more charitable but I have to say I love discs for the near total lack of maintenance, including the mechanical ones on my winter road/CX bike.

    oldgit
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    Gone for that Advanced Pro 0.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Not Avids – and can bleed brakes thanks.

    Just not a fan of needless complexity or solutions that didn’t have a problem to solve (for me).

    I’m glad you’re happy with your discs, but there’s no need to be so defensive about them.

    🙂

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Gone for that Advanced Pro 0.

    Oldgit – what did LVRC say about discs in the peloton? Obviously they’re not constrained by UCI rules. Be interested to hear what they had to say.

    bikebouy
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    oldgit – Member
    Gone for that Advanced Pro 0.

    Niiioce 8)

    I had no luck whatsoever trying to race on a disc-braked road bike. Even though races don’t have to stick to UCI rules, they seem to just follow them anyway.

    I had to buy replace my bike with a rim braked one, which is annoying because i use it to commute too (only got room for 2 bikes!).

    oldgit
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    crazy-legs. Only got a response at local level. There’s no definite answer. Its of the opinion that as long as its only local races, is not a series or National championship it should be okay. As that fits my criteria I should be okay. Basically no ones ever asked.
    The shop is getting it as a sale/demo so I can check it out further.

    Just not a fan of needless complexity or solutions that didn’t have a problem to solve (for me).

    I disagree, road bike brakes seem to need a tweek every so often as cable stretches, pads wear, etc, especialy for some reason my back one which seems to drift round untill one pad rubs.

    My disks on the other hand take longer to fix, but even my elixirs haven’t been touched in a year (at all, no adjustments, pads, nothing).

    I had no luck whatsoever trying to race on a disc-braked road bike. Even though races don’t have to stick to UCI rules, they seem to just follow them anyway.

    I can see why, some UCI rules are there for good reason, even if they’re not imediately obvious. Like mudguards, seem like a great idea on a wet day, untill someones jam and cause everyone to crash. If they allow one concession (disk brakes) the next week someone will want mdguards, then someone will turn up on a TT, bike, then a Tri bike, then a recumbant. Easier just to stick with what the UCI defines as ‘a bike’.

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