isn't the reason road bikes don't have disk brakes because disk brakes are heavier? do you ever find yourself needing disk brakes on a road bike? (or wishing you did have them?)Jacomus-rides-Gen said:Quality disk brakes absolutely rule - Hope hydros are sooooo good. I say this often but I cannot wait for manufacturers to get their fingers out and put hydraulic disks on roadbikes.
Good quality cable disks are also very good, and I would still prefer them to v-brakes.
It's a rarity for me to want disk brakes on my road bike, but it would save on the wear and tear on rims. I guess the braking maybe a bit better in wet weather too (though probably not that much).bonj said:isn't the reason road bikes don't have disk brakes because disk brakes are heavier? do you ever find yourself needing disk brakes on a road bike? (or wishing you did have them?)
Oh I don't know. I've had more fiddling problems with all the rim brakes I've ever owned in comparison to the Deore Hydros on my MTB. Heavier, more expensive* and unneccesary, you're probably correct about though!If you're just commuting, disc brakes are an unnecessary, heavier, more expensive and fiddlier alternative.
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