Hydraulic disc brakes with drop bars

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by benb, 11 Jul 2012.

  1. benb

    benb Evidence based cyclist

  2. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    More to go wrong, I'm old school sorry
  3. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    Hydraulic discs on drop bars? Old hat.
  4. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member


    Got my eye on the frame, all I need is those brakes and I'm going to build myself the perfect winter cross-purpose trainer.
  5. Boris Bajic

    Boris Bajic Guest

    Hydraulic discs on drop bars? Why not? Great idea!

    And why not also Mussels in Strawberry and Asparagas sauce with Lemonade and Basil? Yum yum!

    Why not a Chihuahua with the head of a Triceratops? Evolution itself distilled into perfection!

    Or Trousers made of Camembert and liquorice? Fashion has been waiting for this!

    But back to the OP:

    No. Stop being silly. Grow up and be careful what you wish for. Before long you'll want a telephone that takes pictures!

    No wonder our jails are full!

    I hope I have helped...
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  6. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    All I can say is - hydraulic disc brakes on a drop handlebar bike work extremely well. When you're hurtling down a hill in excess of 40mph and your best beloved is sitting behind you with no control over your shared bike (which, incidentally, is running on 28mm rubber, so perhaps 2 square cms of tyre are in contact with the road), willing you to slow down - you'd better believe that you can stop.

    But to pretend that a 15-year-old technology is somehow new? Pull the other one.
  7. OP

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    It's new, in that there is no mechanical to hydraulic converter required - it's all integrated in the brifters
  8. Red Light

    Red Light Guest

    I wish the brakes on my bikes with cable brakes were as fit and forget as the ones on my bikes with hydraulic brakes.
  9. Boris Bajic

    Boris Bajic Guest

    Pull the other one? I probably will.... It's connected to a proper brake with a cable and calipers.

    Dearie, dearie me! These young people and their hare-brained notions about so-called 'brakes'.

    And why, pray tell, does your best beloved feel it necessary to cadge a ride on your luggage rack? She'd be happier on her own bicycle.
  10. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    That must be a hellish hight tyre pressure you run on!
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