jacks1071 wrote:Comedian wrote:biker jk wrote:Ignore Comedian's post which is largely a work of fiction. I have a bike with rim brakes and another with disc brakes. Disc brakes are superior in every way. In almost 16,000km of riding over 27 months the only maintenance I've performed on the disc brakes is to change the front pads.
Here's what Cadel Evans has to say:
“In my personal riding experience, [discs provide] fantastic performance and brake modulation. It works the same every time you pull on the lever, which allows you to brake much later going into corners and carry more speed through the apex of the corner, which then results in higher exit speeds, which results in going faster, which results in a big grin on your face. I don’t think [the objections have] anything to do with the technology or the capabilities of disc brakes. In fact, after using it, I’m quite sure it’s not.”
That's the guy who works for a bike company who wants to sell you a bike.
Comedian, you took the words right out of my mouth.
Whilst that may form your basis of scepticism, please highlight the points he makes that are not considered true and valid re performance, modulation, cornering speeds etc.