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Discussion: A lesson to us all

in: kgeisen; kgeisen > 2017-03-11

Mar 13, 2017 2:42 AM # 
...about dogged perseverance. No brakes for 40 miles! I'm so impressed with how you stuck to it and finished strong when so many didn't finish at all. Very well done!!
Mar 13, 2017 1:05 PM # 
Are you using disc or rim brakes?
Mar 13, 2017 2:23 PM # 
Mar 13, 2017 9:18 PM # 
Wow, that's some crazy mud to gum up discs.
Mar 13, 2017 9:33 PM # 
It was insane. Actually, I think that cantilever brakes fared better this year.
Mar 13, 2017 9:33 PM # 
Way to hang in for the finish!

Mechanical or hydraulic? My Cake 2 came with hydraulic. Never had so many problems with brakes. Changed them out for mechanicals and have never had another problem. The fine mud/muck would work it's way into the caliper mechanism and cause the caliper to jam or a fluid leak. Either way, no brakes....
Mar 13, 2017 10:02 PM # 
These are mechanical. I think probably half the people who finished did so without brakes. I don't know if I mentioned it in my training log (going to add it if I didn't), but only 165/1000 starters finished. I think it's their lowest finisher rate ever.
Mar 13, 2017 11:08 PM # 
Def saw that stat on your FB post. Crazy. Awesome that you were one of the 165! SAG wagons must have earned their keep.
Mar 13, 2017 11:37 PM # 
we had mechanical discs too. what happened was the grit/mud wore thru the brake pads. so we would dial them in (inner and outer) but eventually we were just out of adjustment and no pad left for stopping power. and also sick of stopping so much.

hydraulics would have been better as they would have adjusted inward without stopping but the pads would have probably worn thru as well.

SPD cleats...good for more than just pedals!

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