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Redline Conquest Pro or Cannondale Disc(6 posts)

Redline Conquest Pro or Cannondale Discgigmike
Oct 10, 2003 9:55 AM
I'm considering either the Redline Conquest Pro or the 2004 Cannondale disc. They're within a couple hundred dollars of each other so price really isn't too big an issue.

My question is how does the Redline frame work for a 215lb rider? I have a Cannondale CAAD 5 for the road and a Jekyll for mountain biking and love them both so I'm leaning towards the Cannondale. The 2004 has the curved seatstay of their road bikes

I realize the disc brakes add weight but living in the Seattle area they'd be nice to have. Cannondale adds Ultegra and OP's, the Redline has 105 and Velomax wheels. Thanks in advance.
my take on Disc brake in Pacific North WestCrank-a-Roo
Oct 10, 2003 10:05 AM
I live in Vancouver BC, and I was also considering the option of running Disc Brakes as well. However, i realised that the bike isn't going to go over the same trails that my mountain bikes would.

Disc brakes will provide the stopping power, but will your tires still have traction under the wet braking conidtion?

I run Tekro Cantilever

Just my .02 cents.
UCI banning discsflyweight
Oct 12, 2003 5:26 AM
One thing to consider if you plan to race is that the UCI has recently banned disc brakes for cyclocross. We just learned of this at the Clif Bar Grand Prix. The UCI's rationale is that when you shoulder your bike the disc rotor presents a dangerously sharp object to other riders.
it makes sense...matt friedman
Oct 12, 2003 6:04 AM
disks are great technology, but stopping on a dime really isn't necessary in a 'cross race [i mean, how many times do you clamp down on your brakes to stop?]. the danger of slice-n-dice somewhat outweighs whatever advantages disks might offer.
I disagreexcmntgeek
Oct 12, 2003 8:12 AM
I disagree. Disks are nice because of their modulation as well. I feel like I can "feather" the brakes better on disk equiped bikes versus my canti equiped (soon to be V-brake) cross bike. Also, very few disk brakes are sharp (maybe a few wacky euro designs) and I've been jabed by deraliers, brake levers, and cranks more than anything. The UCI does it again....
re: Redline Conquest Pro or Cannondale Discgigmike
Oct 13, 2003 7:05 AM
The main reason I was considering them is that I like the "on-off" quality of disc brakes on my mountain bike. I test roade a Kona with Shorty's and found them to be lacking in stopping power. I presume in cyclocross, like mtb'ing you use your brakes a lot in slop to control your direction.