Is this possible yet?
Is this possible yet?
Why do u need discs for a road bike?
If this article doesn't convince you that there is a place for discs on a road bike, than you can't be convinced. The last paragraph sums it up though.
"We never realize what we have is inferior until its (superior) replacement becomes commonplace. Mountain bikers will never go back to rim brakes, roadies will never go back to downtube shifters. Ten years from now, perhaps we’ll be wondering how anyone rode with those old dual-pivot rim brakes."
As of now we are not offering disc mounts on any of our road bikes. We have done them on Psychlo X models for years and still offer that option..... We will have this option in the future, but for now there are several things to re-design before this is ready. At the moment the seatstays come off the rear drop out at an angle that would run into the disc rotor....among other things.
Like many have seen there has been some development by the component manufacturers and I'm sure it won't be long before we see a hydro system on the road. (gulp)....
We'll keep you posted on our end.
We (the Moots Forum members) discussed this on the old forum a couple years ago. With they way the whole carbon thing is going on the road it only makes sense that discs come to the road, freeing up rim designers (and frame designers for that matter) to be able to not worry about building a strong enough brake track (or have to have a mounting point at the rim for a brake). Now seatstays could have a bend similar to chainstays since they don't need "space" for a brake caliper, rims can start their "aero" profile at the bead, etc.
I think that when combined with the contact patch provided by a 23C tyre, dual pivot rim brakes are powerful enough for me.
I'm still interested in the development of disc brakes on road bikes though. I'd like to see how a low spoke count wheel would hold up with discs on it.
The major advantage from my perspective is the reduced rim wear from rim brakes, I agree with Crank, dual pivots are strong enough, but riding through winter over here in Britain, the roads are dreadful and you can wear through rims at a prodigious rate ! With factory built wheels, Fulcrums etc, being so hideously expensive to replace rims on (almost cheaper to buy a new set) that could mean a new set of wheels virtually every year if you actually heed all the warnings about riding on worn out rims. I for one would love to see discs coming onto the road, and with the arbitrary nonsense of 6.8kg UCI limit, designers are looking at how to add weight to the bikes to bring it up to that level with lead weights etc, I for one would love to have a 6.8kg bike with Di2 and disc brakes.....mmmm, no maintenance !
However, as my RSL is my bike for life now, I would hate it if they brought in discs because then I might have to change it !!!
This is why there is talk about making smaller discs (120mm) for road bikes, so the brake wouldn't overpower the traction of a road tire.
Wearing through rims is not something I've thought about because it's not an issue over here. But in areas with more rainfall I understand it could be something to consider.
I do wonder how small would a disc have to be to work with a 16 spoke wheel without breaking spokes due to the forces applied at the hub? Are disc brakes worth it if wheels have to become heavier to accomodate them?
The lack of maintenance on a Di2 equipped titanium road frame, running hydraulic discs and tubeless wheels would be pretty cool though.
going downhill in the wet at 30+ mph, it's good to have discs... Maybe a custom geometry PsychloX?
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