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Does anyone have any experience of this style of brake particularly on a 'winter' bike? It seems to me that they will get dirty a lot more quickly / accumulate road muck and decrease in performance.

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Jack Osbourne snr [385 posts] 1 year ago
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Marginally more muck, yes. However, your mudguards will deal with most of it  24

Are you thinking of using a TT bike as a winter hack?

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laterrehaute [24 posts] 1 year ago
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Thanks. I need to replace a broken Scott CR1. It's nearest equivalent, the Scott Solace, comes with this style of brake. I would plan to fit some mudguards for the winter.

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Jack Osbourne snr [385 posts] 1 year ago
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laterrehaute wrote:

Thanks. I need to replace a broken Scott CR1. It's nearest equivalent, the Scott Solace, comes with this style of brake. I would plan to fit some mudguards for the winter.

Mudguards would not do much to keep the crud off brakes in that position mainly because you will be unlikely to get any to fit. Even raceblade types may be a challenge due to the diameter of the seatstay.

Personally, I would steer clear of that design as I live in the west of Scotland where it pisses down all year - as I would always be fearful of the brake crudding up mid ride and failing.

The reality is probably much less scary though, but you will spend a lot of time cleaning that back brake if you do go out on a wet road.