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Roompot become first pro team to completely abandon rim brakes in favour of discs

Roompot become first pro team to completely abandon rim brakes in favour of discs

Dutch team will only ride SRAM disc brakes in 2016 roompot-oranje peloton isaac element sl disc brake While a significant proportion of the peloton is still nervous about the possible dangers of disc brakes, Roompot-Oranje Peloton is to become the first professional team to completely abandon traditional rim brakes in favour of disc brakes.

The Dutch Pro Continental team, which was the first to use discs in a professional road race last year , has cited the improved performance of disc brakes as the main reason for the change. Technicalmanager Henk Schipper also pointing out the cost and impracticality of having to have multiple incompatible bikes and wheels, and the need to make sure that the bikes and wheels are compatible with the racks on the team cars.

According to Schipper, disc brakes offer three major performance benefits over rim brakes.

“Discs mean shorter braking distance in the rain, better power when descending, and no distorted wheels from overheating. When riders from other teams begin to see the benefits, I think they will follow us.”

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Scipper also said that for a team of Roompot’s size and stature, it was simply not practical to be constantly […]

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