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Quintana: Disc brakes are heavier, less aero, and dangerous | Cyclingnews.com
Pft... listen to this guy. Who does he think he is? Doesn't he read the forums? I bet he's never even ridden a disc brake bike.Stone-Faced Colombian Killer Quintana said:Our bike brand [Canyon –ed] has disc bikes available but in my opinion we shouldn't be using disc brakes.
Firstly because they don't actually brake all that well. You hear other riders' bikes in the peloton when the brake rubs up against the rotor. That's one thing.
Secondly, it makes the bike less aerodynamic.
Thirdly, they're much heavier.
Lastly, there's the danger they pose in a peloton of more than 100 riders. They are good for a touring cyclist, or a person who goes out riding with two or three others and is more careful, but racing is another matter.
There is no problem with the brakes that we currently have – they work very well. No one has ever had any sort of complaint. They're lighter, and you have a much better feel.
Lotto-Soudal pro Adam Hansen says Specialized is trying to force disc brakes on peloton | road.cc
What an unreasonable twatwaffle luddite sissy. Also probably never ridden a bike with discs. These guys don't have a clue... oh wait.Adam Hansen said:I do believe – and this is just my opinion – that Specialized is pushing.
Tom Boonen was against disc brakes last year, now he’s retiring this year and loves them.
We’ve got bikes where we can have disc brakes, none of us want to use them.
The other teams, they all have the option to use them but no-one is. I don’t want to be picking on sponsors or anything, but this is Specialized riders that are using them.
If you look at it as the riders are saying we’re against it, the UCI allows it … what happens if a rider did have a fatal injury from it? Who is liable for that damage? It can’t be Kittel that’s for sure.
But if the UCI deemed it safe and it turns out it wasn’t safe in some sense, to me it seems the UCI is liable for it.
From the industry side, I do think the bike manufacturers are pushing for it.
They have brought it out. I know the fans they want to ride what the pros are riding, we’re not riding disc brakes and all the top line bikes [are] now with disc brakes, so in that sense I do know the manufacturers do want the riders to use disc brakes.
It’s not that we don’t want disc brakes, or improvement in bike manufacturing, it’s just put a cover on them and then were all happy.
They're sponsored by Campy. A HA! That's it, that must be it, yeah. Once Campy puts out their discs these guys will change their tune.