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Looks like a very sweet deal for an entry-level FULL CARBON FRAME bicycle with some nicely upgraded components.

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=PRODUCT&OPTION=LOA...

I have SRAM Rival group and couldn't be happier. Very precise and a nice step up from Shimano 105, maybe even Ultegra. (differing opinions accepted. )

And if you haven't ridden carbon yet, well, you don't know what you're missing.

Competitive Cyclist is a very solid seller with a LIFETIME, NO QUESTIONS ASKED return policy.

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TY, OP.
Only small and medium frames for this model. There are other models on sale too (not all are full carbon).

How come they put old V brakes on a full carbon bike?

LongDongSilver said:   How come they put old V brakes on a full carbon bike?

Those are road calipers. Disk brakes haven't quite made their way to road bikes yet and roadies are typically obsessed with weight and aerodynamics over stopping power.

Disk brakes aren't necessary for road use and add rotating mass along with not being aerodynamic. Disk brakes are really only needed if the braking surface is getting a lot of mud/grime on it (easy to get the rim messy, while a disk is further from the ground). Both types have the same stopping power, though a mountain bike tire with all of the extra surface area and tread would stop quicker due to it not locking up as easily (the tire, not the brake).

The road bikes (or rather, what you think is a road bike) you see that have disk brakes are most likely cyclocross bikes which is a different type of riding, typically with offroad elements to it. These bikes keep the similar geometry of a road bike, but are heavier since they have to withstand more abuse, and they typically have gearing more like a mountain bike. Youtube a cyclocross race to get an idea, it's pretty wild.

TY OP, I'll park this next to the $500 toaster & $5,000 expresso maker.

polishdreamer said:   TY OP, I'll park this next to the $500 toaster & $5,000 expresso maker.

How about espresso? Maybe expresso costs more to make since you have a $5,000 machine.

I'd buy, but then if I used it would be stolen

marko34256 said:   Disk brakes aren't necessary for road use and add rotating mass along with not being aerodynamic. Disk brakes are really only needed if the braking surface is getting a lot of mud/grime on it (easy to get the rim messy, while a disk is further from the ground). Both types have the same stopping power, though a mountain bike tire with all of the extra surface area and tread would stop quicker due to it not locking up as easily (the tire, not the brake).

The road bikes (or rather, what you think is a road bike) you see that have disk brakes are most likely cyclocross bikes which is a different type of riding, typically with offroad elements to it. These bikes keep the similar geometry of a road bike, but are heavier since they have to withstand more abuse, and they typically have gearing more like a mountain bike. Youtube a cyclocross race to get an idea, it's pretty wild.


Thanks, you took the words right out of my mouth. Well put. +1

marko34256 said:   Disk brakes aren't necessary for road use and add rotating mass along with not being aerodynamic. Disk brakes are really only needed if the braking surface is getting a lot of mud/grime on it (easy to get the rim messy, while a disk is further from the ground). Both types have the same stopping power, though a mountain bike tire with all of the extra surface area and tread would stop quicker due to it not locking up as easily (the tire, not the brake).

The road bikes (or rather, what you think is a road bike) you see that have disk brakes are most likely cyclocross bikes which is a different type of riding, typically with offroad elements to it. These bikes keep the similar geometry of a road bike, but are heavier since they have to withstand more abuse, and they typically have gearing more like a mountain bike. Youtube a cyclocross race to get an idea, it's pretty wild.


Disk brakes actually decrease rotating mass on a bike, it allows the bike rim to not need a braking surface which adds significant weight to a wheel. It is better to have more weight at the hub than at the rim which creates a larger rotating mass. The biggest problems with road bike discs are that it requires some extra weight for the brake mounts, and the frame has to be designed around different braking forces.

IMO though, discs are way stronger than calipers. They also are way more sensitive which would be fantastic riding in groups or bombing hills

Modulation is everything in braking not stopping.



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