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    Cool The Ultimate Rim Brake

    Take this, disc brake nerds!



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    Those brakes have what stopping craves.

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    So, I'm looking at these pics, wondering what advantage a setup like this would give you. Hard braking on a long downhill? Sounds like a good way of overheating a rim. Quick stops? You'll end up vaulting over your bars. Then one thing came to mind:

    Pads about 40+ years ago wore out quickly. A long truly Alpine descent could completely wear a new pad out. Having a secondary would mean you still have working brakes. You could even use different pad compounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    So, I'm looking at these pics, wondering what advantage a setup like this would give you. Hard braking on a long downhill? Sounds like a good way of overheating a rim. Quick stops? You'll end up vaulting over your bars. Then one thing came to mind:

    Pads about 40+ years ago wore out quickly. A long truly Alpine descent could completely wear a new pad out. Having a secondary would mean you still have working brakes. You could even use different pad compounds.
    Heh. I remember that. Back when brake pads were soft and pink, and aggressive riders weren't surprised by losing stopping power and crashing near the bottom of long, fast descents.


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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    So, I'm looking at these pics, wondering what advantage a setup like this would give you. Hard braking on a long downhill? Sounds like a good way of overheating a rim. Quick stops? You'll end up vaulting over your bars. Then one thing came to mind:

    Pads about 40+ years ago wore out quickly. A long truly Alpine descent could completely wear a new pad out. Having a secondary would mean you still have working brakes. You could even use different pad compounds.
    English style racing trikes were built like that. Being built without any type of stays or fork on the rear wheels there was no way to mount a rear brake, and I imagine a trike needs to slow down quite a bit for corners.
    I imagine drum brakes on the rear were considered to be too heavy and disc brakes were unavailable.
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    Put those duel brakes to work too hard after a long descent and you might get your rims to glow like this...


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    That setup would be much nicer if it was set up with, say, Paul canti's.

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    Just for sheer novelty of the pictures, would rep but cannot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorInRichfield View Post
    Take this, disc brake nerds!
    Pfffttttt




    How about an 8 piston caliper?


    How about two discs with 16 pistons
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    Touché.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    How about two discs with 16 pistons


    Trying to figure-out what those would be good for...



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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorInRichfield View Post


    Trying to figure-out what those would be good for...
    Did you catch the advertisement? "Deadly Braking Force"

    They're for downhill freeride MTB. I don't know if they were ever actually sold or if the company is still in existence.

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