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comment Can disc brakes be considered safe for road group rides?
Disc brakes heat up on long heavy braking descents (especially when undersized) where the peloton would already have spread out and be running at a speed where a burn would be the least of their worries.
Jul
25
comment How to start a grassroots DH race?
Where are you? I imagine laws and local regulations will have a big impact.
Jul
22
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
There's plenty of technologies that won't make the jump from serious to everyday riders. Very few bikes that are bought will ever be serviced, they are brought to ride and replaced when things other than the odd puncture go wrong. Yes people who are serious about bikes will buy Di2 (or similar), and maybe a Walmart will run a BSO or two with a bastardised version for a year, but it won't become standard.
Jul
22
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
@Blam - what's fast hook up?
Jul
22
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
@JohnP - I think that model has become less prevalent. Two of the latest drive train technologies 11 speed and clutches (on mtb) rolled out quickly across a number of series. An example is 105 following Ultegra to 11 speed in 1 year whereas it used to follow by 2+ years.
Jul
22
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
@vclaw - I don't think you will ever see a Di2 in a series lower than 105. They will be standard for serious road bikers but for no one else.
Jul
22
comment What size spoke for an axis classic disc wheel?
Also: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/865/…
Jul
22
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answered Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
Jul
22
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
$2,000 will buy you an entry-mid level performance road bike. You may get full 105 carbon bike (if compromising on brand) but are likely to get a 105/ Tiagra mix.
Jul
22
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
There's also the significant r&d cost that needs to be recovered.
Jul
21
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Jul
21
comment Specific Conversion to IGH
My bad, didn't read linked questions and answers. Everything is said there....
Jul
21
comment Rear hub for randonneuring - any “classic” model?
While not my type of fun, I would have thought that getting a high end mtb hub such as a Chris King which is known to be long lasting, reliable and serviceable would be a good decision rather than a randonneuring hub which I imagine is a really small market filled with expensive parts.
Jul
21
answered Specific Conversion to IGH
Jul
21
revised What do I have to know, to replace my hydraulic disc brakes with new ones?
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