Di2 or disc brakes?

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby bianchimoon » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:51 pm

kingrollo wrote:
bianchimoon wrote:
kingrollo wrote:Some of the more challenging sportives are now disc brake only.

Really, do you have an example?


No just seeing if anyone would take the bait !

Classic, and here's me thinking I'm on Road Buying Advice forum :roll:
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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby kingrollo » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:55 pm

bianchimoon wrote:
kingrollo wrote:
bianchimoon wrote:
kingrollo wrote:Some of the more challenging sportives are now disc brake only.

Really, do you have an example?


No just seeing if anyone would take the bait !

Classic, and here's me thinking I'm on Road Buying Advice forum :roll:


Sorry - slow work day - couldn't resist - feel free to be stronger with your insults - I deserve it.

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby bianchimoon » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:58 pm

kingrollo wrote:
bianchimoon wrote:
kingrollo wrote:
bianchimoon wrote:
kingrollo wrote:Some of the more challenging sportives are now disc brake only.

Really, do you have an example?


No just seeing if anyone would take the bait !

Classic, and here's me thinking I'm on Road Buying Advice forum :roll:


Sorry - slow work day - couldn't resist - feel free to be stronger with your insults - I deserve it.

Nah, I know the feeling :wink:
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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby Bondurant » Wed Feb 13, 2019 13:05 pm

Well I thought it was a good one KR!

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby YiannisM » Wed Feb 13, 2019 14:41 pm

Resale value its just one point its my opinion, and not my main argument. Wider tires, and safety are. Plus you can always upgrade to Di2, but you cant upgrade to disc brakes.

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby bianchimoon » Wed Feb 13, 2019 15:05 pm

YiannisM wrote:Resale value its just one point its my opinion, and not my main argument. Wider tires, and safety are. Plus you can always upgrade to Di2, but you cant upgrade to disc brakes.

fair point!
All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Feb 13, 2019 17:26 pm

YiannisM wrote:Resale value its just one point its my opinion, and not my main argument. Wider tires, and safety are. Plus you can always upgrade to Di2, but you cant upgrade to disc brakes.


What safety? He says he never rides in the wet...

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby meanredspider » Wed Feb 13, 2019 19:07 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote: they are both vanity purchases,


Coming from the man who wants to do LEJoG on a folding bicycle to claim a record that no-one else might have attempted, this is priceless :lol: :lol: :lol:
ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby Titiandv » Thu Feb 14, 2019 06:30 am

ugo.santalucia wrote:
YiannisM wrote:Resale value its just one point its my opinion, and not my main argument. Wider tires, and safety are. Plus you can always upgrade to Di2, but you cant upgrade to disc brakes.


What safety? He says he never rides in the wet...



Exactly! Avg temp where I ride is 25 C. Never rains. Maybe I’ll resell maybe not. Di2 seems like a good option. Easier to change wheels (rim) in the future than the whole group set.

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby GrahamK » Thu Feb 14, 2019 06:32 am

Hi
I'd go for the disc option, I've been avoiding full carbon wheels because of the unreliable brake performance and I'd didn't want to spend a large amount on carbon wheels only to ware down or overheat the rims (although the latest wheels are better in this area). Also modern carbon rims benafit from a more aerodynamic curved shaped side wall, which can't be achieved if you need a flat surface for brake pads. With disc brakes as long as you don't crash or ding your wheels, then they will last a life time

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby thegreatdivide » Thu Feb 14, 2019 06:46 am

GrahamK wrote:Hi
I'd go for the disc option, I've been avoiding full carbon wheels because of the unreliable brake performance and I'd didn't want to spend a large amount on carbon wheels only to ware down or overheat the rims (although the latest wheels are better in this area). Also modern carbon rims benafit from a more aerodynamic curved shaped side wall, which can't be achieved if you need a flat surface for brake pads. With disc brakes as long as you don't crash or ding your wheels, then they will last a life time


A broad selection of nonsense. Top job!
#f*ckwit

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Feb 14, 2019 08:04 am

meanredspider wrote:
Coming from the man who wants to do LEJoG on a folding bicycle to claim a record that no-one else might have attempted, this is priceless :lol: :lol: :lol:


In the same way as Jens Voigt was the first to have a go at the Hour record with the new rules, knowing perfectly well any record would be demolished in a matter of months by more realistic contenders...
Or the very creator of the Hour Record (Desgrange, same as TdF)... he had a go himself to set a benchmark, before being demolished by someone else more prepared

Vanity and vanity purchase are not the same thing though...
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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby Rokt » Thu Feb 14, 2019 08:21 am

Well this post has divided opinion !

Personally, for what it’s worth, I’d go disc.

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Feb 14, 2019 08:44 am

GrahamK wrote:Hi
I'd go for the disc option, I've been avoiding full carbon wheels because of the unreliable brake performance and I'd didn't want to spend a large amount on carbon wheels only to ware down or overheat the rims (although the latest wheels are better in this area). Also modern carbon rims benafit from a more aerodynamic curved shaped side wall, which can't be achieved if you need a flat surface for brake pads. With disc brakes as long as you don't crash or ding your wheels, then they will last a life time


In the conditions the OP cycles, even rim braked wheels will last forever... it's only wet dirty roads that wear out rims prematurely

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby shamrock134 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:18 am

Having used Di2, the answer is clearly Campag EPS. :D

Kidding aside, I'd vote for discs if you are regularly riding "mountains", regardless of it being mostly dry.

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby NitrousOxide » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:23 am

If you've recently won the lottery, why not have both? :lol:
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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby YiannisM » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:27 am

ugo.santalucia wrote:
YiannisM wrote:Resale value its just one point its my opinion, and not my main argument. Wider tires, and safety are. Plus you can always upgrade to Di2, but you cant upgrade to disc brakes.


What safety? He says he never rides in the wet...


It seems that you dont have ride disc brakes else you wouldnt question that. Rim brakes are pretty good, but not as good as disc, and i dont think that is debatable.

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby Bondurant » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:43 am

I think you missed his point a little bit...he's saying that the OP doesn't ride in the wet and thus there is less of a safety issue which might in turn push the OP towards getting discs.

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby Matthewfalle » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:33 am

shamrock134 wrote:Having used Di2, the answer is clearly Campag EPS. :D

Kidding aside, I'd vote for discs if you are regularly riding "mountains", regardless of it being mostly dry.


why? absolutely nothing wrong with rims in the "mountains".
Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

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He's right you know.

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Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Postby Matthewfalle » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:34 am

Bondurant wrote:I think you missed his point a little bit...he's saying that the OP doesn't ride in the wet and thus there is less of a safety issue which might in turn push the OP towards getting discs.


there is no safety issue with rim brakes either.
Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

smithy21 wrote:
He's right you know.


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