Disc Brakes On Road Bikes – Are They Worth It?

Published on August 8th 2014


The trend of disc brakes on road bikes is beginning to snowball, but will they make a difference to your riding, and are they worth it? Simon Richardson gives us his take. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN More and more bike manufacturers are beginning to devote models and ranges to be disc specific, but there remains a great deal of scepticism around whether or not we will really benefit from the advent of discs? Simon's been eagerly awaiting hydraulic discs for some time, despite harbouring a deep seated love of classic road bikes, and so is well placed to give us his opinion on whether it's worth while. Tackling the issues of power, modulation, quick releases and aesthetics among other things, will your next bike be with discs? Watch and find out. Music: Ficci - Hurricane ft Laura Hahn (instrumental) http://gcn.eu/1oHQnmw