Tag Archives: disc brakes

Friday Group Ride #418

Friday Group Ride #418

Normally I’m the one asking the questions, but I had a note from my friend Karl this week that got me thinking extra hard about bikes. Given that I spend most of my days thinking about ...

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Disc Learning

Disc Learning

Of the many experiences it is possible to have on a bike, the one that seems most universally disliked is a loss of control. It—that loss of control—comes in as many flavors as jelly beans do. ...

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The Future Is Here

The Future Is Here

I’m currently riding a carbon fiber road bike equipped with a mechanical drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes. It wasn’t that many years ago that I wrote how I didn’t see how or ...

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Fresh Thoughts, Common Problem

Fresh Thoughts, Common Problem

The advent of disc brakes for road bikes has blown open thought about how to stop a bike, much the way gravel bikes have made tire selection and pressure a conversation point in a way it ...

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Just One Finger

Just One Finger

Cable actuated disc brakes are the taint of cycling stoppers. They ain’t traditional calipers, but they ain’t hydraulic discs, either. They are caught in that nether region between ...

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The Paceline Podcast #36

The Paceline Podcast #36

Padraig wraps up his trip around western Sonoma County with thousands of other riders. Levi’s GranFondo is always one big rolling party with a little pain sprinkled in. Fatty takes us ...

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Interbike 2016, Part V

Interbike 2016, Part V

As a kid, every Christmas season I would receive the FAO Schwarz toy catalog. I’m not sure why, but it would come in the mail and then I’d obsess over the many toys it displayed that ...

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Break Point

Break Point

Years ago I wrote a piece about the unlikelihood of cyclists being able to walk in a bike shop and purchase exactly the same bike that the pros race. I wrote that piece again a few years back. I ...

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The Paceline Podcast #32

The Paceline Podcast #32

How to get your Mojo back. Dr. Fatty has a prescription. The medical board of Padraig and Hottie will review this clinical trial. Really, this is about racing your way back to a level of self ...

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