Tour de France winner raises safety concerns about disc brakes in the pro peloton Chris Froome has waded into the disc brake debate, saying in an interview with La Gazzetta (link is external) dello (link is external) Sport (link is external) that he thinks “having different braking systems in the peloton would be more dangerous.”
The double Tour de France winner also reveals he hasn’t actually tried disc brakes on a road bike yet.
“I’ve tried them on a mountain bike, but not on a road bike,” he says.
That he hasn’t tried disc brakes on a road bike is slightly puzzling because he could, if he wanted, try disc brakes on a road bike. Team Sky sponsors Pinarello and Shimano both provide the equipment, and last year we even see Bernhard Eisel testing the Pinarello Dogma F8 Disc with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes in some races. Bernie Eisel disc brake 1 Anyone who has ridden disc brakes on a mountain and road bike will know that hydraulic disc brakes on a mountain bike are very different in terms of performance to a road bike setup. The systems might be essentially the same, but the power and braking modulation at the lever […]