Switching my Atlantis to disc brakes represents somewhat of a controlled
experiment, and I can tell you that if anything changed about the “ride
quality” it is undetectable. Perhaps on a road bike with skinny tires it
would be different.
On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 7:05 AM 'Mark in Beacon' via RBW Owners Bunch <
> Again, sure, why not? But that doesn't mean someone else can't look at
> bicycle braking technologies and decide, with equal validity, why? It may
> not be a popular decision, it may be seen as "impeding progress" or simply
> as stubborn. But it doesn't make it wrong. This decision by itself may or
> may not be a game changer, but as more and more of these choices acrue, the
> path changes irrevocably. I know everyone says cars are so much better now
> than back in the day, but most guys no longer have the tools or the
> $100,000 diagnostic computer needed to tinker with them, never mind teach
> their sons. And a rear view mirror, which you could once adjust by rolling
> down the window and giving it a twist, is now electronically operated and
> costs a fortune to replace or fix. We see all the shiny positives in these
> developments and plunge in wholeheartedly, but truly, there are drawbacks,
> both for individuals and society. The best choice there would have been to
> limit our use of cars and design things around trains and trolleys and
> bicycles and walking. You make cars more "efficient" and "safe" and then
> you fall into things like Jevon's Paradox, and now you need more parking
> lots and roads and other infrastructure and maintaining it all, not to
> mention the increased time humans spend in automobiles shuffling ourselves
> about. And as we know, that's just the tip of the problem's iceberg.
> On Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:57:22 AM UTC-5, rw1911 wrote:
>> I wrote a big, long response sharing my personal experiences with moving
>> to new tech related to bikes and cars, but in the end, I came to the same
>> Why not? Disc brakes are good. Maybe they they don't have the character
>> or aesthetics of our beloved rim brakes, but they are good, even better
>> when added to the already wonderful qualities of a Riv. (lugged Hunqadiscer
>> for me please)
>> On Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 3:30:33 PM UTC-5, Joe Bernard wrote:
>>> Now that I've conjured up my future-Riv on the "what type of bike"
>>> thread (full disclosure: I also sent an email to Roman @ Riv), I guess I'll
>>> campaign for it on its own thread.
>>> I know Grant/Riv isn't big on disc brakes, but a lot of people prefer
>>> them in the dirt. I'm not sure there's much of a market for a pricier
>>> fully-lugged disc Riv, but a Hunqapillar-ish semi-TIGed 650B model in the
>>> Clem/Roadini price range would be the bee's pajamas. Would you buy a Riv
>>> dirt bike (I'm campaigning for a small "dirt bike" decal, too) with
>>> mechanical discs?
>>> Joe "weak hands" Bernard
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