Cast your gaze back but a few years and the very thought of a disc brake-equipped road bike would have been anathema. Now they’re 10 a penny.
Okay, given the price of this Storck perhaps they’re not quite that common, but they’re certainly going to be part of the future. Even the never-knowingly forward-looking UCI has sanctioned their use in road races. So, what advantages do disc brakes have?
Well, quite a few. They may not win the low-weight battle, but when it comes to braking the discs have it – every time and in all conditions. They also enable the rim to do away with the braking track, leaving it free to concentrate on strength and aerodynamics, which greatly improves wheel lifespan.
The thru-axles and stem require a T25 Torx key, and this is where it lives
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