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road disc brakes(2 posts)

road disc brakesblownpupil
Aug 14, 2002 4:03 PM
I am curious about Avid Road disc brakes for cyclocross bike (rear wheel). However my frame doesn't have disc brake mounts. Are there clamp-on adapters which can be used as a disc mount?
re: road disc brakesstr8dum1
Aug 15, 2002 8:42 AM
most cx frames have seat stays that are way to thin to use those adapators. they cost more than 150$ anyhow. and why would you want it on the rear? The rear brake does very little of the stopping. properly setup cantis are very strong. plus you have to carry your bike. the extra weight of the discs wont be worth it (esp if your seatstays bend under torque)