Even though I would choose a disc Hunq if they offered it, I do agree with 
what you wrote, Mark. Rivs stop pretty well already and they just don't 
really need to add a disc brake unless it's warranted, like with the tandem.

On Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 4:48:02 PM UTC-6, Mark in Beacon wrote:
> I am going to rest my case {sustained applause} but I do want to clarify, 
> the main tenet  of my position has little to do with the efficacy of the 
> technology or the ease of setup, at least not in the conventional sense. I 
> had disc brakes on several cargo bikes and, briefly, a folder that came my 
> way. They worked okay, if a bit noisy. I am sure I could learn to work on 
> them. I have already used more than my allotted space on this and other 
> threads trying to explain my reasoning for  not being enamored of disc 
> brakes for basic, single rider non extreme bicycles. By the  way, like 
> jumbo shrimp, electric bicycle is an oxymoron;^] 
> Anyway, there is no doubt discs are here to stay, and have infiltrated 
> virtually every segment of the bicycle market. Which makes pining for a 
> disc braked Rivendell a little weird, since you can already get one 
> virtually any place else you care to go. I get that some think it will help 
> the company economically,  but I kinda don't see it having that much impact.
> On Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:56:28 PM UTC-5, Bob K. wrote:
>> IME, mechanical disc brakes work really well. Hydros work really, really 
>> well. I agree with you, Mark, that we humans tend to embrace new technology 
>> rather quickly, often without considering consequences. However, mechanical 
>> disc brakes on a bike are—at this point—tried and true. I’m a philistine 
>> and a ham-fisted novice bike mechanic, and I’ve been able to figure out how 
>> to adjust both hydraulic and mechanical disc brakes by watching a couple of 
>> YouTube videos. The cr720s on my Sam are much more annoying to set up, 
>> actually. In other words, I don’t think mechanical disc brakes on a bike 
>> are one of those technologies of which we should be wary. 
>> I have no skin in the game here. I likely wouldn’t buy a disc Hunq 
>> because I already like the disc Surly Troll I own. I also don’t think Riv 
>> will make a disc-braked bike, but it’s fun to dream. 
>> Bob K. in Baltimore

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