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On an earlier etape' on this year's TdF, on a stage that Kittel won, I swear that the fork crown had no caliper, so I'm assuming he was either riding a bike with discs, or else some oddball aero setup with a rear-facing caliper. Does anybody know for certain what I was looking at?
 

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Kittel won a sprint-stage on a disc bike...but when it came to the mountains, thus far, he's only used rim-brake bikes.
 

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Kittel won a sprint-stage on a disc bike...but when it came to the mountains, thus far, he's only used rim-brake bikes.
That's odd. One would think that for a sprint, the lower weight of a rim brake would be what you'd want, and the greater stopping power of a disc would make sense on mountain downgrades. Am I missing something here, or is it all just advertising-driven?
 

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I think they have no trouble being at or below the weight limit so no problem going disc. Aren't discs illegal in the regular stages?

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Venge Vias Disc. Quickstep also uses Tarmacs but can't find them using the rim brake Venge this tear.

https://roadcyclinguk.com/gear/gear...ized-venge-vias-disc.html#0rJCb762e6XBRcds.97
Wasn't the Venge disc the initial model done presuming UCI would approve discs full-on....and when the UCI didn't approve them Specialized scrambled and made the rim-brake model that didn't work that well?

I swear I remember reading something about Specialized and a model revision over UCI disc rules.
 
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