Disc brakes to be allowed for pro teams - test period

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Pro Tour Punditry, 14 Apr 2015.

  1. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Perhaps if bikes were redesigned with greater safety in mind?

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  2. OP
    OP
    Pro Tour Punditry

    Pro Tour Punditry Guru

    I have heard rumblings that the disc brake trial is to be dropped - "weight" seems to be the reason*

    *or is that excuse?
     
  3. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

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    Spain
    They hide the dissapated heat of a motor too well.
     
  4. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    weight - what a load of absolute nonesense................especially when they are already adding weight to their bikes to bring them up to the UCI limit

    also Marcel Kittel and Boonen have both won sprint stages with disc brakes fitted, so how can it be a weight problem. Also cannondale drapac have been using the supersix with disc brakes and the slice with disc brakes and have reported no issues
     
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  5. Brakes? Those round things are really circular induction motors.

    Hang on a minute, my hat has blown off. Bloody tin foil.
     
    themosquitoking and Crackle like this.
  6. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

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    Brakes that make you go faster? We'll go 50-50 on it.
     
  7. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

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  8. OP
    OP
    Pro Tour Punditry

    Pro Tour Punditry Guru

    I'd have liked that but it appears they no longer exist.
     
  9. DP

    DP Chasse patate

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    :whistle:

    http://road.cc/content/tech-news/23...reignited-top-cx-racer-katie-compton-cut-bone
     
  10. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Disc brakes - Stopping things since 1902

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    So that's 1 confirmed incident
     
  11. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    nope not even 1 confirmed incident , even the article says , apparently caused by a disc brake rotor. We say apparently because we don’t know the full facts of the incident that occurred
     
  12. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Also if it was from the rotor......were is the slices from the tyres and spokes, cause the would Defo be some with where the slice is on the knee
     
  13. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Disc brakes - Stopping things since 1902

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    Northern Ireland
    ;)
     
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