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    Drum brakes

    Are there any drum brakes worth using?
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    why would you want drum brakes? They mostly exist because they are fairly easy/cheap to manufacture. Discs work quite well. Rim brakes are generally a little lighter.
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    The Aria, but they are really for tandems and meant to be used as a drag brake (speed control on long descents). I believe they require a 150mm rear axle spacing. Also, with the widespread use of disc breaks it appears these are slowly disappearing. Most newer high end tandems are coming with Avid Mechanicals with 203 rotors front and rear.
    Riding slowly since 1977.

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