Disk or Rim Brakes on a Road Bike
Hi guys - I realise there are a number of posts about the difference between disks and rims on a road bike but I couldn't find anything that related directly to what I wanted to ask.
Can anyone tell me about the difference in weight (as a fairly novice rider, I really can't see this mattering to me) and how much more difficult disks are to maintain? Also, when I get a puncture, I normally just whip the wheel off and stick a new inner tube in... Do disks make this much more difficult to do on the side of the road? LASTLY - Are they loads more expensive if anything goes wrong i.e replacing the caliper / disk?
I'm looking for a bike in the region of £1000 - £1200 and have my eye on the Cannondale Synapse Disk 5 105:
But am also pretty drawn too the Canyon Roadlite AL 7.0 which has rim brakes and is very light...
Any help / advice greatly appreciated!