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    what is wrong with disc brakes on cyclocross bikes ?

    i was told only cantilever brake cyclocross bikes have race geometry.

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    You are wrong my friend.
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    My next CX bike will have disc brakes. I was all excited this past Winter to do a ride with studded tires...until I tried to stop with cantis. That totally sucked. Made me really not want to do more rides when I had such inadequate braking power in below-freezing temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
    i was told only cantilever brake cyclocross bikes have race geometry.
    Not any more. Since UCI rules were changed to allow the use of disc brakes in CX, there's been a bunch of true, race-worthy disc 'cross bikes produced.
    Now, as to the debate about discs v. rim brakes, I'm staying outta that one...

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    Geometry looks good on this one ..

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    Felt came out with 2013 disc Cross bikes...

    Felt F1X

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    i asked a few questions on weight wennies.
    and was told i was stupid for wanting disc brakes.
    because discs only came on touring style bikes

    when i inquired more. i was banned by the know it alls.

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    I have BB7s on my Cotic X and they are awesome.

    Braking with confidence on a road/CX bike is a novelty for me! A welcome one at that!

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    Wish I had discs on my CX but I bought two years too soon. Grinding mud in the cantis makes braking a bit unpredictable.
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    I was resistant to discs on a cross bike when Airborne told me they were going to do it on the Delta... after having it for awhile, I wouldn't go back to cantis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
    i asked a few questions on weight wennies.
    and was told i was stupid for wanting disc brakes.
    because discs only came on touring style bikes

    when i inquired more. i was banned by the know it alls.
    We welcome you with a warm embrace and won't judge you if you want disc brakes on your CX bike. So yeah, those weight wennies are wrong. There are plenty of cross racing worthy bikes out there outfitted with discs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
    i asked a few questions on weight wennies.
    and was told i was stupid for wanting disc brakes.
    because discs only came on touring style bikes

    when i inquired more. i was banned by the know it alls.
    Probably didn't happen like that. Asking about discs five years ago would have been dumb but almost every manufacturer has a high end disc cross bike in their line up.
    It's not even the future, it's now.

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    Very soon hydro disc brakes are going to be available with drop bar shifters. This changes things in a very good way...more modulation.

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    I really doubt the new RED discs will work. We'll see if the Cannondale guys get them this season.

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    i asked which trek with disc bikes , since my local shop can get them.
    and i got banned
    because i was supposed to be looking only for lightest weight brakes.?
    not most effective i guess.
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    Hi

    I've been asked to PM you on behalf of the admin's.

    It is thought that forums like mtbr and Road Bike Review might be a better fit for the questions you're looking to get answers for. Not sure Weight Weenies is really the place.

    If you could please hold back from making any more posts that would be appreciated.


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    here is the last reply i got after i asked why.....

    Can I ask, as initially requested, you refrain from posting here .

    Thank you.

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    Are you sure you were banned as there have been a number of threads on disc brakes in both the road and cyclocross forums over the past several months? That reply does not sound like you were banned, simply that WW forums members were not happy with your posts and messaged the forum moderator(s) to intervene. Keep in mind that many of the forum participants are not native to the English language (including the site owner) and it is possible something got lost in translation.

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    basically my bike is too big for me 54
    and i wanted to get a smaller bike. 50 ?
    so i thought. might aswell go disc on the new bike.

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    if i can't post question about cyclocross in the cyclocross forum on weight wennies
    . no need to go there.

    what i want on a new bike is.
    smaller 50-51 .
    disc brakes
    those additional secondary upper brake levers on top bar near stem


    i would buy a very short "zero mm" stem right now
    (don't now the what they call this type of stem, but i see them on downhill bikes)

    but.... i can't find a short that fits headshok. (has 60 - 80 mm stem on it now )
    so i could bring the bars closer to me.

    THANK YOU to everyone ,, in advance for helping me..
    Last edited by lunna; 09-06-2012 at 10:22 AM.

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    i see that mtbr also has a weight weenies forum.

    i was banned from posting at the actual weight weenies site.

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    #1.Go back to your trek store.

    #2. Order this bike in a 50.
    Trek Bicycle

    #3. Ride and be happy.

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    that is what i was looking at

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    I bet that Trek weighs 25 lbs. Then again your Cannondale probably weighs 24lbs so you'll likely not notice the difference in weight. You will be happy when you ride a bike that fits you better. Get that bike
    99% of the problems and questions posted here would be answered if people actually walked into a bicycle shop and asked

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    yes that is the plan
    selling the canondale first

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