Why Thru-axles on Road Bikes?

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Re: Why Thru-axles on Road Bikes?

Postby Calvin27 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:35 pm

jasonc wrote:Duck - also means the disc goes in the exact same spot Every time. So no need to adjust the brake caliper


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Re: Why Thru-axles on Road Bikes?

Postby Duck! » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:37 pm

You can also get it in the same spot with Q/Rs if you take a few milliseconds to do it properly....
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Why Thru-axles on Road Bikes?

Postby WyvernRH » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:01 pm

Duck! wrote:You can also get it in the same spot with Q/Rs if you take a few milliseconds to do it properly....


Gotta agree with this one, never had a problem with getting the pad alignment right with the q/r's on my FELT crosser ever. Didn't even realize it was a problem...

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Re: Why Thru-axles on Road Bikes?

Postby MichaelB » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:09 am

WyvernRH wrote:
Duck! wrote:You can also get it in the same spot with Q/Rs if you take a few milliseconds to do it properly....


Gotta agree with this one, never had a problem with getting the pad alignment right with the q/r's on my FELT crosser ever. Didn't even realize it was a problem...

Richard


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Re: Why Thru-axles on Road Bikes?

Postby antigee » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:14 am

with qr's had a couple of times when the ding ding of pad hitting rotor alerted me to the front wheel having moved under braking - had to do qr's up much much tighter than would have done with a rim braked wheel to be happy - thru axles fix this....here's a now dated but worth reading article from UK bike co' Cotic on why on their earliest disk forks they placed the caliper mount to the front of the fork:

http://www.cotic.co.uk/geek/page/archiv ... _discmount

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