Ventana El Martillo CX "The Hammer" with Disc
i will never do it any other way.
The hayes mech looked cool in silver but the total weight of the package (caliper, rotor, cable/housing, and bolts) weighed 1 lb. Front and back 2lbs total but minus the weight of canti's and housing maybe increased the bike weight of about 1.5.
They took some road riding and hard stoppping to get them broken in and adjusted.
After the breakin period theses things are the best.
Great Modulation, incredible stopping power, and when wet there is no wet/muddy rim to brake thru. We had a muddy race in a grass feild and i had so much muddy grass bult up on the canti's that the bike weighed a few lbs heavier until i cleared them my hand, while carrying thebike and runing....not fun......actually that was my biggest complaint with canti.
Contrary to most I dont care about weight so much, i do use my brakes especially when i pass right before the corner because all the canti bikes start breaking early......
Also i am a mid pack rider so my competitive mindset is moderate.
Maybe the concerns are different at the front of the pack.
Jamis has 5 models all with disc
3 aluminum and 2 carbon
starting at $850