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Thread: Probably the best race handbike of the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeOnWheels View Post
    Racing bikes run with much higher speeds than mountain bikes and don't use disc brakes..... Disc brakes are better only in wet and muddy terrain, but are heavier ....
    Must have saw that in an article about mountain bikes then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -scott- View Post
    what do you think cyclists did before disc brakes?

    I've never heard of a rim overheating & resulting in a flat.
    I just looked up the article I saw it in. The guy was an inexperienced rider and rode his brakes down a long steep grade. He did this many times before realizing he was building up too much heat and popping the tubes.

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    I have blown a tube at the bottom of a big hill. The tube exploded.
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