jules21 wrote:Mulger bill wrote:Problem with discs on a roadie is that trendy radial spoking is a no no
shaun, that's not really that big a problem - if you're willing to pay the weight penalty of disc brakes, then what's an extra 10 spokes?
i don't see discs taking off on road bikes. but then, it's dangerous making those sorts of predictions
Now you've got me confused...
How does radial spoking alter the spoke count?
Nobody wrote:Remember the Goodyear ad on TV? "If it only saves you once a year...". To me, it's not about averages or how often, it's about that one time you're caught out in the rain and you have a car pull out in front of you while on a decent. For the sake of a few hundred dollars and some weight, I'll be less likely to need to reflect on the worst case scenario while lying in a hospital bed.
Yep, that's why I lashed out on a disc braked bike as a dedicated commuter. Might be overkill most of the time but 'tis better to be overgunned and not need it than the alternative. Not. Going. Back.