A great article from Embrocation re: road discs…
This is part 2 in a series of articles about our experiences with disc brakes for road. It’s been a bit longer than we intended since our introduction to this series. The reasoning for this will become clear as we go on and may speak to the viability of the road disc platform itself. Read part one here.
For starters, let’s talk about our test machine. As previously mentioned, we built a Gaulzetti Corsa in disc configuration. Aside from brake mounting, this Corsa differs not at all from every other bike of the current generation that we’ve built. In this case, our test bike is a 51cm stock geometry Corsa that we painted in a custom Candy Blue with Embro Green logos. For the fork, we specified the Enve Composites tapered disc fork - again, the same fork we normally use, just in disc version. We chose the readily available Avid BB7 SL calipers with Avid HS01 6-bolt discs in 140mm for our initial test brakes. We built the bike up with a Campy Chorus groupset with Deda 35 cockpit parts and a Selle Italia Superflow 135 saddle. Pretty standard stuff around here for Gaulzetti builds, really, but that’s where the simplicity ended.
No comment needed, other than “please take me next time”
The weather in PDX is perfect. We try not to talk about it because we’re all afriad it isn’t going to last. We’ve come to expect an amazing week-long spring that inevitably ushers in winter #2. The training continues either way, but those 200 mile weekends sure have been a lot more enjoyable recently. Fingers crossed the weather sticks… or better yet, I’ll just keep my mouth shut.
Don’t be a “jagoff”, either on the bike or off
So I made a joke earlier on twitter about taking mirrors off. Not more than 30 seconds goes by and I get this sent to my in. Tough week for WTFKits attempting humor I guess.
But, I do hear this often “hit their mirror!” Well, here;s the issue with that. I try real hard not to be the aggro guy for two reasons.
#1 It doesn’t help. Slapping mirrors, middle fingers, fuck you’s are about as productive as an umbrella in a hurricane. Nobody likes a good old fashioned “fuck you” more than me when somebody has it coming but it never really helps for solving/educating/etc. Do I lose my temper occaisionally? Sure, I’m human. But, I try to avoid it and I encourage others to do so also.
I know you’re saying “ahhh WTFKits you fucking pussy you’ve gone soft…” but that leads us to number two.
#2. THEY ARE DRIVING A FUCKING CAR AND CAN KILL YOU
If I need to explain number two anymore than that …yeah you get the idea.
Anyway, don’t be this guy.
Agree with #1 immensely.
Lady bikers in NYC
#TeamRideThursday in our new kits! Sprint drills on my @specializedwmn @iamspecialized #Amira…FAST! Gr8 start to the days! Thx @dkosecki for the rad pic!
Girls you look good when you back that green up. Ahhhhh the Devil’s lettuce.
The blue is so good
Also really like how Pinarello are using the Giro to launch a new model