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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,243
Posted By Sy Reene

The degree to which disc brakes are better than...

The degree to which disc brakes are better than rim brakes, is not important to the manufacturers. To the manufacturers, a large part of their impetus is that they needed to have something on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,243
Posted By terrymorse

Your argument is based on manufacturers offering...

Your argument is based on manufacturers offering rim brakes and disc brakes as equally useful options, letting the consumer make an objective decision over which they prefer.

Which is not how the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,243
Posted By terrymorse

As soon as bike manufactures began offering...

As soon as bike manufactures began offering chocolate (disc brakes), they told consumers that this new chocolate flavor tastes so much better than vanilla that only a fool would keep eating vanilla....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,596
Views: 387,106
Posted By rsbob

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Infinito CV
06-28-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,506
Posted By Charliekeet

Right. But everyone will tell you thereís no...

Right. But everyone will tell you thereís no actual GRAVEL in their area, so itís a question as to how much one really NEEDS a gravel bike. ;)
05-19-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, with chain lube you can make it as difficult...

Yep, with chain lube you can make it as difficult as you want, no harm done.
05-12-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,443
Posted By pisuicas

rim brake + whole brake system is light...

rim brake
+ whole brake system is light (compare to disc) so great for climbing
+ cheaper to maintain
+ easier to maintain
- very bad descending on rainy days
disc
+...
05-12-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,443
Posted By 70sSanO

This is easy to answer. Disc brakes all day long....

This is easy to answer. Disc brakes all day long.

Who cares about stopping? Disc brakes make the bike heavier and you'll get a better workout.

John
05-10-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,443
Posted By wolfchild

The only advantages that disc brakes provide is...

The only advantages that disc brakes provide is they prevent your rims from wearing out. Disc brakes are only better in certain conditions like winter time when there is snow, ice and a lot of road...
05-06-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,463
Posted By pdlamb

Is your point that some people dress differently...

Is your point that some people dress differently than you, or that they ride faster than you do?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,904
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

People use the rotating mass argument as a...

People use the rotating mass argument as a justification tool when trying to explain why they are riding multiple thousand dollar wheel sets while they are 20 or 30 lbs overweight.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Koyote

I would never replace something if I was "very...

I would never replace something if I was "very happy with it."
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By ooga-booga

gates pass rd-tucson, az. ...

gates pass rd-tucson, az.


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Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By ooga-booga

general hitchcock hwy to/from mount...

general hitchcock hwy to/from mount lemmon-tucson, az.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By Psimet2001

I am a Garmin dealer. I am also a Wahoo dealer. ...

I am a Garmin dealer. I am also a Wahoo dealer.

I have had a 310, 705, 500, 510, 520, 530, 810, 130 and a pile of the watches.

On the Wahoo side I am currently using a bolt.

The old touch...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,647
Posted By tomato coupe

I'd go with the lucrative bike. Why not get paid...

I'd go with the lucrative bike. Why not get paid to ride?

lu∑cra∑tive
/ˈlo͞okrədiv/
adjective

producing a great deal of profit.
04-08-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,108
Posted By woodcraft

In all tests shown in the article, the 28mm tires...

In all tests shown in the article, the 28mm tires (the narrowest tested) are faster than wider ones.
03-28-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,504
Posted By cb400bill

No gun talk on Bike Forums.

No gun talk on Bike Forums.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By ultrarider7

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Empty bike path, pedestrian walkway. i had just about the entire...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By Ogsarg

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Hwy 25 San Benito Cty, CA...
03-15-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,324
Posted By rydabent

IMO listening to music and cycling should be two...

IMO listening to music and cycling should be two different activities, and should never be mixed. To be safe while cycling you need common sense, sight, and SOUND to remain safe.
03-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,324
Posted By 55murray

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring...

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring peepers just getting started on that marsh off the road. The whistle of the wind though your frame you only hear deep in the drops as you ride into...
03-15-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,324
Posted By Koyote

Itís bad enough that people have to see me in...

Itís bad enough that people have to see me in LycraÖ Iím not going to add insult to injury by inflicting my musical preferences on them.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By big john

There is parking at West Fork and you do need a...

There is parking at West Fork and you do need a pass. The lower section is the worst when the OHV park is open and the weather is warm. The best time to ride 39 is when the lower gate is closed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By ooga-booga

trabuco canyon rd. orange county, ca. ...

trabuco canyon rd. orange county, ca.


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Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By Rides4Beer

Technically, it's a MUP, not a road, but I like...

Technically, it's a MUP, not a road, but I like this shot. :thumb:
...
03-03-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,702
Posted By Amt0571

I do it myself. It's usually faster (and cheaper)...

I do it myself. It's usually faster (and cheaper) than bringing the bike to the LBS, and having to go back to pick it up a few days later.

Moreover, I've not found any LBS that is up to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By ooga-booga

palos verdes drive south in the town of rancho...

palos verdes drive south in the town of rancho palos verdes.

...
02-23-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,125
Posted By mack_turtle

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02-18-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By Koyote

This is a trap. If I click "no," I'm a...

This is a trap. If I click "no," I'm a liar.
02-17-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,366
Posted By travbikeman

Past 6 years since I've joined the Bike Forums,...

Past 6 years since I've joined the Bike Forums, could always tell we are in middle of winter. Not by looking out the window, or seeing my bike on the trainer, but by the same arguments over every...
02-15-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,366
Posted By guachi

I think it goes something like this: ...

I think it goes something like this:

Clueless customer walks into a bike store looking for a bike. Looks at bikes. Asks salesman why he should spend more on disc brakes. Salesman tells customer...
02-15-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,366
Posted By RandomLetters98

V-Brakes work fine, I see no particular need for...

V-Brakes work fine, I see no particular need for disc brakes. Any more stopping power would just throw me over the front wheels.

The bicycle industry is a fashion industry. The manufacturers...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By phrantic09

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Meeting House Rd. Easton, NY
02-14-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,366
Posted By TiHabanero

Honest opinion piece on disc brakes

Just read The Russian Crank opinion piece about Chris Froome's comment on disc brakes and how they are becoming mandatory. Below is quoted from the piece and really does sum things up with complete...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By ooga-booga

heading southwest down skyline truck trail (all...

heading southwest down skyline truck trail (all paved) in jamul, ca-east of dtown san diego.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By ExPatTyke

Tealham Moor on the Somerset Levels this morning....

Tealham Moor on the Somerset Levels this morning.

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By Ogsarg

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Road to Sunset Beach
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By joey buzzard

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The road to Bubion and Capileira. Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By phrantic09

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Elmore Robinson Rd, Malta, NY
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By Riveting

Empty MUP Ahead! Top of Mt Carbon in Bear Creek...

Empty MUP Ahead! Top of Mt Carbon in Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, CO.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By ooga-booga

san diego county highway s2, anza-borrego desert...

san diego county highway s2, anza-borrego desert state park, ca.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By Dan333SP

Dawn in Miami a few months ago. ...

Dawn in Miami a few months ago.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By HTupolev

Up in the foothills of the Cascade mountains,...

Up in the foothills of the Cascade mountains, north of Seattle, WA, looking toward Mt Rainier

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By ooga-booga

camino del rey in bonsall, ca. ...

camino del rey in bonsall, ca.


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01-03-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,087
Posted By dscheidt

Chain-L. Home Page Chain-L High Mileage Bicycle...

Chain-L. Home Page Chain-L High Mileage Bicycle Chain Lubricant (http://chain-l.com/)
12-10-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,460
Posted By msu2001la

I have definitely never showered with a tubeless...

I have definitely never showered with a tubeless tire.
11-29-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,629
Posted By caloso

A block.

A block.
11-17-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,456
Posted By Maelochs

Suspension forks tend to be liabilities on...

Suspension forks tend to be liabilities on pavement .... or even gravel, unless you ride very rutted fire trails or try mild single-track. Fat tires are much better at absorbing bumps, and don't...
11-09-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,456
Posted By billyymc

So what are some things that you do enjoy? Can...

So what are some things that you do enjoy? Can you think about what it is about those things that makes them enjoyable, and find similar attributes about cycling (even if you have to change...
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