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 Post subject: retro or disc?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:09 am 
Dirt Disciple

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ok so im rebuilding my kona fire mountain in matt black paint job do go canti lever with black jack wheels , do I go retro canti lever or use disc brake as it has attachments?


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 Post subject: Re: retro or disc?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:35 am 
Old School Hero
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I love the simplistic and in my eyes elegant looks of my canti braked bike and with decent pads,in my case Koolstop salmons, they work quite well....but when I am in "go for it mode" or when yet another phone using, selfish car driver does their best....203 mm disks are very nice indeed :D ....depends what you are going to do really?..
Mark


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 Post subject: Re: retro or disc?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:58 am 
Retro Guru
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see for me discs look far more minimalist than canti's as the frame looks cleaner ... each to their own.


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 Post subject: Re: retro or disc?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:04 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Small discs can be perfectly adequate.


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 Post subject: Re: retro or disc?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:06 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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drum brakes


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 Post subject: Re: retro or disc?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:01 pm 
Old School Hero
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I always swore I'd never replace the Xtr V's on my Blur with discs until I wore through the braking surface on my rear rim. Ended up getting some Hope Pro II's and must say I was blown away by their performance. They've been practically maintenance free for a couple of years too. The cost, light weight and simplicity of rim brakes still appeals to me but for mega muddy conditions or really steep downhills I'm sure glad of my discs!


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 Post subject: Re: retro or disc?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:55 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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discs are retro too!


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 Post subject: Re: retro or disc?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:51 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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yeah, get some retro Hope disc brakes on there :)


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 Post subject: Re: retro or disc?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:08 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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discs - you know you'll need to have disc hubs


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 Post subject: Re: retro or disc?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:26 pm 
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Imagine you have just invented the rim brake and you are talking to the lawyers at Health and Safety.
H.A.S; "So what happens as it wears down?"
YOU; "Well the rim becomes thinner until it peels apart or collapses..."
H.A.S.; "They will sue our a$$3$ off"


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