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Accessory brakes on AnyRoad Advanced 2018

Old 06-19-18, 06:45 AM
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Accessory brakes on AnyRoad Advanced 2018

Does anyone own this bike? Thoughts of these accessory brakes? I don't see this on any other gravel bike, so I'm interpreting this as a sign of gimmicky or cutting-edge. It reminds me of 1970s bikes from department stores. I like the bike, but I'm confused by this feature.
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In-line brakes have been around forever for drop bar bikes. The technical reasons you don't see them on higher-end "gravel" product....they simply won't work. In-lines operate cable-pulled brakes. Whereas the nicer equipment switches over to hydraulics.

Mechanical discs needing compressionless housing and clean/lubricated cables....not sure how well using them on a dirt-road rig would work WRT brake feel and function.
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Marcus is right. I have them on my older cross bike (cantilever brakes)...they were a nice convenience which I thought Iíd miss when I bought a new bike that didnít have them, but it turns out I appreciated the uninterrupted bar space even more...made attaching a bike computer & headlight mount easier.
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