It’s late. And we’re in the throes of a long standing discussion about what brakes to put on our new Argo Cyclo X beauty. Like Sophies Choice, we’re torn. Strong solid reasoning, current marketing trends and an overdose of MTB in our veins, tells us to take the risk, and go with Disc brakes – and re-haul the frame design. But then like the lure of an ex-girlfriend who’s gotten older, a little lumpy but still has all the ‘bits’ in the right places, one of us is still drawn to Caliper brakes.
Disc: is it the future? Is the braking really that much different on a cross bike? Does it bestow that much more confidence, to make substantial gains? Is it worth all the extra attention (new/specific wheels, specific forks and frame mounts, etc…)?
Caliper: reliable (most of the time). Massive wheel choice and double usage if you need the wheels for road. Easily adapted to a lot of bikes (no additional new fork or frame mountings). But is it the same scary face that DVD had when it heard about it’s mate ‘Movie Download’..?
We can’t decide. Be the adjudicator. The peacemaker and dealbraker. Let us know your thoughts… there’s some big ego’s at stake here!
The Kingdom Crew.
(Here’s our debuting piece about the Argo )