How Much Faster Can You Stop With Disc Brakes?

Published on August 14th 2015


In association with SRAM. Disc brakes have begun to make an appearance in the pro peloton, so we think it's safe to say that they're here to stay. But, how much faster can you stop with discs? And, is that the only advantage? Click here to subscribe to GCN: Do you use disc brakes? If not, are you thinking of getting them anytime soon? The braking benefits of discs have been shown in pretty much every other wheeled sport, so, if anything, it's a surprise that they've taken this long to get traction in road cycling. With fewer and fewer reasons left not to be thinking about upgrading to discs, we wanted to see the actual performance differences between discs and top-of-the range rim brakes and wheels out on the road over various different surfaces and in different conditions. Watch more videos: How to brake like a pro: Are disc brakes ready for the pro peloton? Music The Guilty Hands - The Collector (Instrumental) The Anomalies - Bamboo Beats Jaws - Filth Buy GCN cycling kit - USA: Rest of World: Get GCN T-Shirts and hoodies: If you want to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link to help out 👍 :