Disc brakes for a commuting bike?
December 31, 2008 7:56 AM Subscribe
What kind of disc brakes and brake levers (if necessary) should I get for my new commuting bike?
posted by Captain Rayford Steele, Tribulation Force to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to be building a new commuting bike using a Soma Fabrications Double Cross DC
frameset. I've never had a bike with disc brakes before, so could use some advice.
What disc brakes should I look at? Think good quality but not wildly expensive. I already have regular wire-pull-type brake levers but I'm not sure that they can be used with discs, so if you have lever recommendations that'd be helpful too.
I'd also appreciate any thoughts on wired versus hydraulic disc brakes... a few years ago, when I was paying more attention to the market, that was the major distinction between cheaper and more expensive discs, though I'm not sure how things have changed in the interim.