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Poll for those of us that are riding mtn bikes w/ discs too(7 posts)

Poll for those of us that are riding mtn bikes w/ discs tooMShaw
Aug 30, 2003 2:46 PM
I'm "discussing" things with people regarding the "wheel ejecting from the dropouts when you brake with your disc brakes."

Have any of y'all ever had your mtn wheel eject from your dropout for no apparent reason while braking?

re: Poll for those of us that are riding mtn bikes w/ discs tooGiant_Tom
Aug 30, 2003 6:00 PM
Not yet and don't think I ever will. The guy that's raising all the fuss about this with the website is not being straightforward with his story. It was a custom made fork with no lips or lawyertabs and the angle of the dropouts was not correct for retaining a wheel. A magazine recently dissected this guys story and he came out looking like the fool that he is.

nope. 3 bikes with discs.scrublover
Aug 30, 2003 8:43 PM
all have lawyer tabs. all with salsa skewers. replaced the nut ends (that sits on the rotor side) with steel faced nut ends. clamps much better. no movement noted on any of them. so long as you use a good quality qr, and have your wheel in properly, shouldn't be any problem.
re: Never had a problem.......Hammy71
Aug 31, 2003 3:31 AM
I've never had a problem and I too have read the article in the recent mag that said this guy is bunk....Doesn't think skewers are safe....With a production fork with the "anti-ejection lip" at the bottom you should be completely all right...
Which magazine?MShaw
Sep 1, 2003 10:07 AM
Did the review? I don't remember seeing it.

I'm with y'all. While the fork/disc interface isn't perfect, its certainly not as bad as he's making it seem.

Rodale's Mountain Bike Sept 2003.........Giant_Tom
Sep 2, 2003 5:51 AM
Page 16 Gear Queer "The QR Debate".

From the article, NOT verbatim.
The fork on the tandem was custom made lightweight, steel and rigid with powdercoated dropouts and NO lawyer tabs. Also the dropouts faced slightly backward and neither the hub nor QR had knurled steel caps to aid in retention.

No. That's plain silly.JFR
Sep 1, 2003 1:57 PM
Sounds like somebody is pursuing a lawsuit they shouldn't.