The age-old question rim brake or disc? 

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This topic will always spark up differences between the classic rider and the rider that has ridden the new disc brake bikes.

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We love disc brakes here at Primera and one of our favourite models comes with disc and rim bake options. The New SL6 Specialized Tarmac is the perfect bike to show you the differences you will see on the bikes. 

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First up is obvious, one is running a rim brake and one is running a disc brake. First, we will have a look at the benefits of a rim brake. 

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Its what you are used too! You know how they work, you know how to maintain them and its what you are comfortable with. You may prefer the look as its more traditional, and another massive factor is you may have already invested in rim brake option wheels so it would be expensive too!
 
Now like with everything there are downsides to it also. The first one is the lack of power in poor weather conditions and modulation. Also on long descents, you can get into issues with the brakes overheating and sometimes damaging carbon wheels! 

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Let's have a look at disc brakes we are massive fans of disc brakes for the reasons that you get stronger more controlled breaking. Larger tyre clearance for faster more comfortable tyres. There is also greater freedom with rim design so more aero gains can be made on wheelsets.

 
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And like with rim brakes you can have a look at what you may not like? Maintenance, they may seem scary as you don't know how they work? But they are very reliable and we can teach you how they work. You will have to upgrade your wheels and that can get expensive. And lastly, you may just not like the look of them? 
 
Take a closer look at the two Specialized Tarmac models, we also offer many other brands including, Bianchi, Orro, Cannondale, Pinarello and many many more. 
 
If you would like any more information please do not hesitate to ask