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    SRAM Red Hydraulic Disc Brakes-First Look | Cyclingnews.com

    Does this mean we'll see new frame fittings on those classic red and white bikes that those fast dudes and gals in New England ride??

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    Mutate now to win!
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    Huh. Looks like brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxerboxer View Post
    Huh. Looks like brakes.
    for what?
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    Does anyone forsee the road 'standard' including disc brakes? Personally I'm pretty ambivalent about it, but it seems like there is momentum building for this. I know some folks said this about BB30, and now it looks to have plateaued somewhat.

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    Wow, did Beldar design that. Fuuuugly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanEasley View Post
    Does anyone forsee the road 'standard' including disc brakes? Personally I'm pretty ambivalent about it, but it seems like there is momentum building for this. I know some folks said this about BB30, and now it looks to have plateaued somewhat.
    yes. 100%. sooner than you think. it makes sense. its a better system.
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    disc rotors + 11sp...what's flange spacing?

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    butt plug

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    I want disc brakes but these look awful. Is it simply physics that they have be so large? Are cable disk brakes an alternative? How about those cable-to-hydraulic converters?

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    Shimano will win this war. With their empty lever bodies on the Di2 groupsets they have all the space they want to fit pistons in without changing the outside shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAAP View Post
    Wow, did Beldar design that. Fuuuugly.
    We are from France...

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    I'm going to wait until Shimano's hydro technology has trickled down to 105, then I'll pony up and get the Ultegras.

    The XTR trail brakes are dreamy. I imagine when they get around to it, they will do it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devlin View Post
    Shimano will win this war. With their empty lever bodies on the Di2 groupsets they have all the space they want to fit pistons in without changing the outside shape.
    Shimano will indeed win the war, but it has nothing to do with the empty Di2 levers. Sram/Avid still cant figure out how to make a disc that works 1/2 as good as a Shimano unit.
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    Well, there is that as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    Shimano will indeed win the war, but it has nothing to do with the empty Di2 levers. Sram/Avid still cant figure out how to make a disc that works 1/2 as good as a Shimano unit.
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    Get yourself some 2012 XX lever assys, they work much better. On about 5 pairs in my casa.

    These need to go electronic to compete aesthetically. This is one personal welcome walk away from god awful cantis though.

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    Default Re: sram red disc brake prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    Shimano will indeed win the war, but it has nothing to do with the empty Di2 levers. Sram/Avid still cant figure out how to make a disc that works 1/2 as good as a Shimano unit.
    That hasn't stopped manufacturers from lining up to put Avid brakes on their bikes though. Quality, in this space, seems largely irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS View Post
    That hasn't stopped manufacturers from lining up to put Avid brakes on their bikes though. Quality, in this space, seems largely irrelevant.
    I wouldn't suggest a bike to somewhere were the OEM skimped out on disc brakes. For a few bucks more getting Shimano SLX brakes that perform better than Sram XX brakes is a no brainer.

    BTW, disc on a road bike is so future Fred that I tremble at the excitement of telling a rider/racer that they just bought the equivalent of a Hummer H2. Heavy, ugly, expensive, and so unnecessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
    BTW, disc on a road bike is so future Fred that I tremble at the excitement of telling a rider/racer that they just bought the equivalent of a Hummer H2. Heavy, ugly, expensive, and so unnecessary.
    Those two are hardly equivalent. With disc brakes you're talking about a marginally heavier part any maybe marginally more cost for an arguably marginal increase in performance (though maybe not so marginal if you're descending on carbon wheels?). The hummer is excess to eleven if you're not trying to go 50mph off road while firing a 50 cal machine gun.

    Even if road disc is wrong (haven't made up my mind), its marginally wrong.
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