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It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes!
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Oh cool!

I am literally more excited about maybe being able to buy a pair of velcro shoes.

/kj

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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [kjmcawesome] [ In reply to ]
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I am literally more excited about.. anything else.

Seriously don't care. Except worried about proliferation of so many different wheel combinations that we will we unable to swap wheels at a race. Disks or rims, 10 speed or 11 speed. And if disks, what kind, because there's about zero chance they will be standardized.
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [Dilbert] [ In reply to ]
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some people need to review this:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [elf6c] [ In reply to ]
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elf6c wrote:
some people need to review this:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

The Oatmeal is GOOD!

BTW, I wouldn't call the exchanges with BryanD "fighting"...that word implies a struggle of some sort...



http://bikeblather.blogspot.com/
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [elf6c] [ In reply to ]
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elf6c wrote:
some people need to review this:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

And it's time for everyone to read this again: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [kjmcawesome] [ In reply to ]
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next question is...who will be played by Bill Murray in the movie version?
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [elf6c] [ In reply to ]
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elf6c wrote:
some people need to review this:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [Karl.n] [ In reply to ]
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Regarding disc brakes this XKCD is also relevant:


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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [kjmcawesome] [ In reply to ]
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I'm patiently waiting for the day engineers from Specialized, Cannondale, or Cervelo come on here and prove Tom wrong. We all know how that will end though. Head in the sand, NFL referee memes, arguing all day.

I believe the real reason we are getting disc brakes on bikes is because bike aero development is getting to the point of marginal gains so small there has to be a different focus. Better brakes is the new aero. This is no different then Zipp focusing on stability with the 454 and soon to be 858 NSWs.

I know it's hard for some of you to accept that we have hit "peak aero" but you will be ok.

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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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BryanD wrote:
I'm patiently waiting for the day engineers from Specialized, Cannondale, or Cervelo come on here and prove Tom wrong. We all know how that will end though. Head in the sand, NFL referee memes, arguing all day.

I believe the real reason we are getting disc brakes on bikes is because bike aero development is getting to the point of marginal gains so small there has to be a different focus. Better brakes is the new aero. This is no different then Zipp focusing on stability with the 454 and soon to be 858 NSWs.

I know it's hard for some of you to accept that we have hit "peak aero" but you will be ok.


Maybe we'll get lucky and everyone will go back the typical discussions 10 years ago... how to get faster by training!

Likely won't happen but one can hope.
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [BrentwoodTriGuy] [ In reply to ]
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BrentwoodTriGuy wrote:
Maybe we'll get lucky and everyone will go back the typical discussions 10 years ago... how to get faster by training!

No, I think 10 years ago was PowerCranks.
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [trail] [ In reply to ]
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trail wrote:
I think 10 years ago was PowerCranks.

i can make that come back.


Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Slowman wrote:
trail wrote:
I think 10 years ago was PowerCranks.


i can make that come back.


Oooooo OR..

start a convo about big gear work vs. powercrank and which is better

EDIT:

Or if 5x5 big gear is equivalent to climbing for 30 minutes straight. Or does that mean you need to have a lower cadence when climbing to make it comparable, etc. etc.

Seriously, what happened to this forum?!
Last edited by: BrentwoodTriGuy: Jul 17, 17 15:13
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [BrentwoodTriGuy] [ In reply to ]
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BrentwoodTriGuy wrote:
start a convo about big gear work vs. powercrank and which is better

be careful what you ask for.


Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Slowman wrote:
trail wrote:
I think 10 years ago was PowerCranks.


i can make that come back.

AKA the "nuclear option"...



http://bikeblather.blogspot.com/
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [Tom A.] [ In reply to ]
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Tom A. wrote:
Slowman wrote:
trail wrote:
I think 10 years ago was PowerCranks.


i can make that come back.


AKA the "nuclear option"...

i think when haycraft lamented the fact that he was bored on the forum a couple of weeks ago, what he really was asking for was a nice powercranks thread. i'm here to please. i'm your genie in the bottle. i'm your huckleberry. just say the word.


Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Slowman wrote:
Tom A. wrote:
Slowman wrote:
trail wrote:
I think 10 years ago was PowerCranks.


i can make that come back.


AKA the "nuclear option"...


i think when haycraft lamented the fact that he was bored on the forum a couple of weeks ago, what he really was asking for was a nice powercranks thread. i'm here to please. i'm your genie in the bottle. i'm your huckleberry. just say the word.

Isn't that an oxymoron?



http://bikeblather.blogspot.com/
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I actually am a little sad that I missed most of the powercranks "debating" considering I didn't enter Slowtwitch until fall 2008.
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [jkhayc] [ In reply to ]
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jkhayc wrote:
I actually am a little sad that I missed most of the powercranks "debating" considering I didn't enter Slowtwitch until fall 2008.

this is the hallmark of a good moderator: to know what you want, and need, even if you don't.


Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: It's Monday morning and TomA and BryanD are fighting about rim/disc brakes! [jkhayc] [ In reply to ]
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