Disc brakes – to use or not

As the cyclocross season draws to an end there is a lot being said and written about the inevitability of disc brakes coming to everyone.  Part of the problem, for me, is that I have seen no evidence to show that disc brakes are superior to rim brakes.  There is, perhaps, just one argument that holds water and that is “frame clearance”.  After struggling in a couple of CX races towards the end of this season I realise that part of my problem was the gathering of lots of mud around the canti brakes and the frame.  This didn’t seem to be a problem to those riding discs.  However, the rest of the season I was just fine with my braking setup.  This is an excellent article on the subject

http://jralong.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/cant-stop-disc-brakes.html

It goes deeper into what seems the inevitability that disc brakes are fast becoming the bike industry standard.  They’re coming if we want them or not.

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