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Braking News

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TLDR version: Road pros can use disc brakes without limit in 2016. This makes overall adoption of disc brakes something of an inevitability, if only because manufacturers will likely make it so. Though we're far from disc brake evangelists, we've been prepping for this day for 5 years. But the bigger question to us is "what do actual real people think about discs on the road?" Yes, we tested With the cycling world's silly season headlines dominated by the recent UCI decision to allow discs in 2016, you had to know that we'd weigh in on it, and almost certainly...

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A dirty little secret about disc rims

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Disc brakes are gaining ever more adoption through road and cross uses. There's even an emerging category of aero road disc bikes, which may seem an oxymoron to many (honestly, myself included), but it's a wide wide world and there you go. One thing that most people have probably never thought much about is that aluminum disc rims that are actually designed as disc rims and aren't just fully anodized versions of rim brake rims, the rim sidewalls aren't machined. Machining a brake track is a lot like sending a piece of wood through the planer; you make the opposing...

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