Disc Reviews and News


Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 road groupset makes debut

Dura-Ace disc brakes, Synchro shifting, power meter, new wheels, pedals and much more coming out from the component manufacturing giant.

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Scott adds disc brakes to Addict race bike

Its pair of WorldTour pro teams may not be able to use them, but Scott has added disc brake options to its popular Addict race bike. For model year 2017, the Swiss bike maker will offer three disc brake-equipped options.

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Giant adds disc brakes to TCR road bike lineup

The pro peloton may not be ready for disc brakes, but that’s not stopping the world’s largest bike maker from pushing on with the technology. Giant has rolled out a disc brake version of its popular TCR race bike, along with a new budget priced alloy every-rider bike.

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GT upgrades the Grade – “EnduRoad” bikes in carbon and alloy versions

GT’s EnduRoad lines gets expanded for the 2017 model year with two new carbon versions including an affordable version with Shimano Tiagra and disc brakes for under $2k.

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NAHBS 2016: Soulcraft Treehorn – road PLUS adventure bike

Sean Walling crafted a bike around WTB’s new 650x47c road Plus tires. Why so wide? Why not!

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Hit List: This week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel

Specialized’s Tarmac Di2 Disc road, Michelin 28c Endurance tires, Mavic Cosmic Ultimate II shoes, and the Suunto Ambit GPS watch are among our picks for this week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel.

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ENVE launches disc specific tubular cyclocross wheelset

ENVE has a new top-of-the-line weapon for the cyclocross crowd. The Utah maker of all things carbon has made race-ready ’cross wheels before, but the ENVE CX takes it a step further and is available as a disc-specific tubular only set-up.

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Do disc brakes stop you faster than rim brakes?

Some riders absolutely love disc brakes. Others loathe them as unnecessary and even dangerous. But which are really better when it matters most. Check out this video to find out.

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How To: Maintain road bike disc brakes

Disc brakes are gaining increasing traction in the road bike world. But chances are at least some of you have little or no experience with their operation or maintenance. Here’s a rundown of some of the things you should — and shouldn’t — do to keep them working properly.

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Is the Tour De France ready for disc brakes?

It’s been several years since disc brakes emerged as a viable way to slow down road bikes. But the pro peloton continues to resist the new technology. Are their fears legitimate?

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2016 Scott Addict Gravel Disc first look

The Scott Addict is headed off road, as the Swiss-based bike maker makes its initial foray into the increasingly popular gravel bike segment.

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Update: Cannondale Slate road bike with 30mm Lefty Oliver suspension fork

Cannondale bringing suspension to drop-bar bikes this fall — 650b wheels, 42mm tires, and disc brakes highlight new go-anywhere rig.

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Mavic launches new disc wheel, carbon wheel, and more

Famed French company trying to change perceptions with slew of new product geared toward riding the road less traveled.

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Shimano unveils flat mount road hydro disc brake caliper

Lower profile caliper is designed to improve aerodynamics. Also announced are a new 10-speed Tiagra road group and the budget-priced WH-RX010 road disc brake wheel set.

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Salsa launches redesigned Warbird gravel race bikes

New bike comes in one composite and two alloy models and features specially shaped seatstays that have a tall, thin, vertically oriented profile to promote vertical compliance by allowing them to “flex” outwards on impacts.

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Wind Tunnel Test: Disc brakes versus rim brakes

Can the new road bike braking standard cheat the wind as well a bike with traditional rim brakes? Watch this video to find out more.

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Review: SRAM Force CX1 drivetrain with HydroR disc brakes

SRAM’s cyclocross-specific groupset and road hydraulic disc brakes are put to the test. Find out if they delivered top-tier race day performance or fell off the back.

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Review: Specialized Roval Rapide CLX 40 Disc Tubulars

Race ready disc-compatible carbon tubular wheels from Specialized deliver top flight performance and durability.

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Bike Check: Rodeo Adventure Labs Trail Donkey 1.0

Not everyone fits into cycling’s traditional niches. Sometimes you need a bike design for the riding on — and off — the beaten path.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

This week’s sneak peek at the RoadBikeReview test queue centers on the Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie, the final entrant in our ongoing Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series. We’ll also preview its top shelf build kit from SRAM, Zipp, Challenge and fi’zi:k.

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Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout: Trek Boone 9 Disc Review

Versatile bike with exceptional compliant ride and top-end parts that can do double duty as ‘cross race and adventure roadster.

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Analysis: Do disc brakes belong in the pro peloton?

There are strong arguments — and advocates — on both sides of this debate. But one thing seems clear, disc brakes are coming to top level racing whether people like it or not.

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First Look and Ride: 2015 Giant Defy endurance bike

Giant has unveiled its fully revamped Defy endurance road bike line. The big story: disc brakes and a bump-absorbing integrated seatpost.

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News: Shimano unveils new mounting standard for road disc brakes

Results in a cleaner, integrated construction with the frame, more direct connection to the frame and better alignment.

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News: More details on SRAM’s new hydraulic road brakes

SRAM’s new hydraulic rim and disc road brakes will come in four groups. Check out their new video to learn more.

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