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    Too old to ride plastic

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    Which is why all CX riders are naturally moving to ban the murderous implements from their death-causing place in races....or not.
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    God that is grisly. Feel for her. Those chicks are uber tough.
    Not sure what will come of it. I hope some kind of rotor guard is developed that's viable. Presume there would have to be a quantity of injuries to mandate a change back away from discs.
    It honestly reminds me of how traffic lights and other changes are implemented. It takes people getting killed and maimed for changes to take place.
    Silly humans.
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    I don't think it would be that hard to make a top cover for disks. The wheel could still drop out. If you hit the disk from the bottom, the bike would probably move cause it is over you.

    The location of the disk is an issue, different than the chainring which is really not involved in most situations. The cassette is a wider piece so if you hit it, your hitting more points which spreads the load out.
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    I still don't see this as any more dangerous that spinning spokes, speed or chainrings. Racing is inherently very dangerous, everybody knows it and accepts the risks involved. If your scared you should probably try another sport or stop racing.

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    Is there any good reason that a disc must have sharp edges? Spokes don't cut people because they are round and somewhat flexible. Would a disk with rounded edged cut like that?
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    don't these athletes know they are there to sell the new equipment to us amateurs. they should stop complaining and ride what's given to them.(tongue in cheek of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontact View Post
    Is there any good reason that a disc must have sharp edges?
    Cost probably. But, SRAM and Shimano are making round-edge discs. I think the UCI has mandated the use of rounded-edge rotors:


    https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/01/24...i-pro-peloton/
    Last edited by OldZaskar; 02-11-2018 at 01:31 PM.

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    Disc brakes have turned cycling into a blood sport. It's safer to juggle chainsaws!

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    If your opinion differs from mine, ..........Too bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
    I am starting to wonder if the disc brake manufacturers are in cahoots with the people that make prosthetic limbs

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