Derny Driver wrote:+1
I find it odd that people are embracing the disc brake thing. On the one hand most riders would think nothing about spending a couple of thousand dollars more on a bike's groupset to save 500 grams. Then the marketing gurus tell us we need disc brakes but they will add half a kilogram or more to a bikes weight - and that's okay.
I hear what you're saying but I'm over the weight weenie thing. I did it on my XC race bike and it certainly makes race day more enjoyable when you lose 500g in rotating mass and have stiffer, more sure-footed wheels (carbon rims). However, the downside is reduced training effect. All that stuff only goes on the bike now a couple of days before "A" priority events.
So, since I don't race the road bike - it's only for training and group rides - the all-weather braking capability and improved modulation is much more attractive.
I find it odd that so many roadies are so opposed to them without ever having used them. But that is a discussion for another thread.