Are Disc Brakes Faster? Disc Brakes Vs Rim Brakes | GCN Does Science

Published on July 16th 2017


In association with SRAM. Simon's had enough of the debate, he wants to find out what really is the best, rim or disc brakes? Subscribe to GCN: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! Let us know what you think of this massive amount of data in the comments below 👇 To ensure that the results are as accurate as possible, the frames are the same (Orbea Orca), the tyres are the same (Continental GP4000s II), and the riding position is the same. How is the test going to be conducted? Once in the dry on each bike and once in the wet on each bike. So a total of four descents. The location for the test is a portion of the descent of the Passo Pordoi in Alta Badia, Italy. How are the results going to be gathered? Simon will be using GPS data from his Wahoo Elemnt, Powermeter data, heart rate measurements, and an accelerometer. Were disc brakes faster? Well, you are going to have to watch to find out. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GCN... Are Disc Brakes Ready For The Tour De France? Road Disc Brakes Vs. Rim Brakes | GCN Does Science 📹 How Much Faster Can You Stop With Disc Brakes? 📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /