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    regular brakes and disc brakes

    im new to the sport. i have always had bikes with "regular" brakes. what are the advantages/disadvantages of going to a disc brake setup? one of the bikes i am looking at comes in two forms, one with disc brakes and one without. the compoents are the same but the disc brake model is about 230 more. are they worth that much? does it depend? is the dry weather performanace about the same? are brakes in the future going to be all disc? thanks.

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    Idea! Just click on the "Disc Brake FAQ" link, on the upper right...

    Quote Originally Posted by joshua_msu@hotmail.com
    im new to the sport. i have always had bikes with "regular" brakes. what are the advantages/disadvantages of going to a disc brake setup? one of the bikes i am looking at comes in two forms, one with disc brakes and one without. the compoents are the same but the disc brake model is about 230 more. are they worth that much? does it depend? is the dry weather performanace about the same? are brakes in the future going to be all disc? thanks.
    ...of this page/forum. It was written by a team of experienced disc brake riders, and they really took their time in thinking out all the details just for guys like you/me, you should check it out.

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