I always said that my next bike would have disc brakes. When I am going down a mountain road approaching 60 MPH and I am on an outside turn and I drop my inside leg out to gently lean my bike into the turn, I want to have the confidence that as I tap by brakes to limit my speed that I will not be heating up my rim. When a cycling tire gets over heated from the heat transferred from the brake pad contacting with the rim it can cause a tire failure and that is not pretty.
I have always wanted to ride the Death Ride in the county of Alpine California. I knew my old Serotta was not up to this ride, but my next bike will be purchased with this event as a goal. I will not make it to the ride this year, but I will train for it in 2015.
Here is my short list so far.
Endurance bike frames
Trek Domane 6.9 not shown with disc brakes. Bike Radar has a nice review of the bike.
Orbeca Avant M10D In Atlanta Podium MS sells this bike
Felt Z2 In Atlanta Podium MS sells this bike
Focus Izalco Ergoride 2.0 In Atlanta Podium MS sells this bike
Parlee Z5 SLi In Atlanta Podium MS sells this bike
Aeolus 3 D3 Clincher
Reynolds Assault SLG – Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheelset – Clincher
Zipp 60 Clincher