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New Cannondale SuperSlice for Ryan Mullen

Disc brakes on a TT bike, is it overkill?

Ryan Mullen shared a picture of his new Cannondale SuperSlice TT bike at the opening team time trial of Tirreno-Adriatico.

The new bike features a slightly different frame, but the most noticeable addition has to be the disc brakes. Mullen appears to be running a 160mm rotor on the front and 140mm on the rear. 

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For now, the discs are cable actuated, as shimano don't currently produce a hydraulic base bar lever. 

It's quite possibly the first time that we've seen a disc-equipped TT bike used in a professional time trial. Riders usually prefer the hidden rim brakes as most TTs are very light on technical sections.

The TTT didn't go very well for Cannondale Drapac with GC hopeful Rigoberto Uran losing nearly 1 minute to his rivals at Movistar. 

Over at Paris Nice, Pierre Rolland seems to still be on the older version of the bike, all be it in a stripped down design with very little paint. 

Would you want disc brakes on a TT bike? Let us know in the comments.

Son of a Marathon runner, Nephew of a National 24hr Champion, the racing genetics have completely passed him by. After joining the road.cc staff in 2016 as a reviewer, Liam quickly started writing feature articles and news pieces. After a little time living in Canada, where he spent most of his time eating poutine, Liam returned with the launch of DealClincher, taking over the Editor role at the start of 2018. At the weekend, Liam can be found racing on the road both in the UK and abroad, though he prefers the muddy fields of cyclocross. To date, his biggest race win is to the front of the cafe queue.

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