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you don't need to know, you just retired... 

Nearly all of them will have at least one model with disc brakes now. 

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Why?  Haven't you retired?

With a Ventum you might get an entry to Kona next year where you can fulfill your incomplete life long goal!

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Felt, Specialized, Willer, Pinerallo, dimondback, Cervelo

I have seen on the Kona coverage

Not sure what is commercially available yet

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It's easier to list the ones that dont I think. Ventum for one. Tririg. Giant don't but I know it's not far away. Merida dont. 

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18 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

I’m retired. Asking for a friend 

Friend should probably just call Willie :P

 

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Can someone school me please?

What's so good about disc brakes? 

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You can have flashy carbon rims AND be able to stop safely in the wet. 

 

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6 hours ago, AA7 said:

Can someone school me please?

What's so good about disc brakes? 

Good for twisting mountain descents in the wet.

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A potential is to have brakes on the aero bars as well. this would allow one to stay aero on descents that you get to nervous on now.

 

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You probably need to wait a couple more years for them to hit the mainstream. Once giant and trek start making them they have hit the mainstream. 

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Probably depends on where they are in their design cycle.

If they were expecting to get 2-3 years from a current model they may still proceed with that plan as the "demand" for disc tri bikes is nowhere near as urgent as it was for disc road bikes. 

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14 hours ago, rory-dognz said:

A potential is to have brakes on the aero bars as well. this would allow one to stay aero on descents that you get to nervous on now.

This strikes me that this might be a recipe for disaster. I can only imagine that hard braking in the aero position would increase the likelihood of going over the bars due to the weight distribution. 

Perhaps its possible, dunno, just trying to imagine what its like in my head. 

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14 hours ago, rory-dognz said:

A potential is to have brakes on the aero bars as well. this would allow one to stay aero on descents that you get to nervous on now.

This strikes me that this might be a recipe for disaster. I can only imagine that hard braking in the aero position would increase the likelihood of going over the bars due to the weight distribution. 

Perhaps its possible, dunno, just trying to imagine what its like in my head. 

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47 minutes ago, dazmuzza said:

This strikes me that this might be a recipe for disaster. I can only imagine that hard braking in the aero position would increase the likelihood of going over the bars due to the weight distribution. 

Perhaps its possible, dunno, just trying to imagine what its like in my head. 

There was a pro at kona riding these in a full on preying mantis position... 

http://www.morf-tech.com/the-technology/

no base bar I think?

 

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7 minutes ago, pieman said:

There was a pro at kona riding these in a full on preying mantis position... 

http://www.morf-tech.com/the-technology/

no base bar I think?

 

stupidest thing I've seen. However wasnt it baadman that used to ride the cheetah that was similar (with aero bars but no base bar?) 

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But at least they can "become" a basebar!  Wonder if you braked hard enough in the basebar position they would fling into the aero position?

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