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Video by a pro rider reveals that disc brakes can still pose a danger

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Are disc brakes dangerous in group riding?

Reinier Honig, who rides for Austrian team Vorarlberg, has raised a question about the safety of using disc brakes in road races after he tweeted a video showing what happens when water is squirted directly onto disc brakes that have been used recently.

Honig, who has previously raced for pro-continental teams Vacansoleil, Acqua & Sapone or Roompot-Oranje Peloton, posted the video asking the question: “How about this aspect of disc brakes? #hot #ridersafety #nostitchesneeded”.

 

Disc brakes were first introduced into professional races at the start of 2016, but that trial was suspended after Spanish rider Francisco Ventoso alleged that he had been injured by a disc rotor in a crash at Paris-Roubaix.

Ahead of 2017, the UCI decided to restart the disc brake trial, but a leaked poll, conducted by the CPA riders association indicated that interest was lukewarm at best among the pro cyclists who responded.

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  1. Carbon wheels melt at well over boiling temperature of water, and plenty of those have melted, so better ban them too.
    Braking components get hot, what a surprise.

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