Road bikes are taking a hot twist in 2016 with the introduction of disc brakes. That’s right, no longer will you have to pull hard on your levers and wait for your brakes to scrape the rims to a stop – disc brakes are quick, effective and a lot more powerful!
Since the UCI announced that they are legalising the use of disc brakes in the professional road racing calendar in 2016, the cycling world has taken on a new phenomenon and we are very excited at PBK.
Disc brakes are one of the biggest developments in road bike technology with innumerable benefits that combined, will enhance your performance as a road cyclist – if they are good enough to take to the professional peloton, then they are good enough for us (and you)!
What are Disc Brakes?
Bike disc brakes are typically used in mountain bike disciplines with Shimano being one of the best disc brake manufactures in the world and renowned for the top class performance. There had been talk for many years that disc brakes would come to road bikes and finally Shimano have brought this to us.
Many years ago mountain bikes used rim brakes, but as things developed and terrain proving too difficult for the calliper brake, due to the mud and the wet making it difficult for the brake pads to perform, disc brakes were introduced for a more effective, sharper, safer braking system.
Positioned on the outside of the hub of your rear and front wheel, bike disc brakes function by either hydraulics or cable braking, with the former being the far better option. Hydraulic disc brake systems have improved power and modulation as well as automatic pad wear adjustment.
What is available at ProBikeKit?
- Shimano Clincher Rear Wheel
Both the front and rear wheels are available at ProBikeKit. These wheels have a 24 mm high profile aluminium rim for improved aero dynamics and an easy to use Centre-Lock rotor mount for use with disc brakes.
- Fulcrum Racing Sport Clincher Disc Brake Wheelset
This Fulcrum Racing Sport Disc wheels are a great all round wheelset. You can use them all year, even when the weather turns very wet. Being disc brake specific, they offer greater versatility and much better braking performance. These are a fantastic value wheelset.
- Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon Clincher Wheelset
This Racing Quattro Carbon incorporates an extremely advanced carbon fibre rim which allows for less rotational weight and thus increased reactivity in addition to an overall lower weight and an aerodynamic shape that reduces drag.
- Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brake
Sold in a pair, Shimano’s Di2 Hydraulic Disc Brake use the di2 shifting technology with the hydraulic brakes built in. This is the ultimate in braking and shifting performance.
- Shimano Carbon Laminate