Video: GCN’s Disc versus Rim Brakes


GCN’s Dan Lloyd and Simon Richardson test SRAM disc brakes with SRAM Red rim based brakes to see which is better and what the differences are

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Video: GCN’s Disc versus Rim Brakes

Disc brakes have begun to make an appearance in the pro peloton, so we think it’s safe to say that they’re here to stay. But, how much faster can you stop with discs? And, is that the only advantage?

Do you use disc brakes? If not, are you thinking of getting them anytime soon?

The braking benefits of discs have been shown in pretty much every other wheeled sport, so, if anything, it’s a surprise that they’ve taken this long to get traction in road cycling.

With fewer and fewer reasons left not to be thinking about upgrading to discs, we wanted to see the actual performance differences between discs and top-of-the range rim brakes and wheels out on the road over various different surfaces and in different conditions.

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