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Old 1st February 2023, 23:45   #16
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Re: Beyond Entry Level: Which road bike? EDIT: Got a Scott Addict 30

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Downside is the brakes need expert adjustment. Pads too close = rotor rub, pads too far and lever gets too much travel.
Don't forget bleeding after regular intervals which can be a giant pain Hydro brakes have their benefits but sacrifice simplicity and easy maintenance/adjustment at home. That is my biggest pet peeve. Too many variables to go wrong v/s rim or even mechanical discs. Fortunately Shimano uses mineral oil which isn't as dangerous as DOT fluid if you mess up.
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Old 8th February 2023, 19:26   #17
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Congratulations on your first post
How is the bike sir? Must have covered a fair amount of distance now. Does it require more care than the rc120?
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Old 9th February 2023, 07:37   #18
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Re: Beyond Entry Level: Which road bike? EDIT: Got a Scott Addict 30

Hi Aneez, covered 6k + km till now and enjoying every bit of the bicycle. Latex tyres have added to the fun factor by reducing the rolling resistance. And the Schwalbe One tyres in 32 mm are comfortable and grippy. I use 50 to 60 psi in them.

The hydraulic brakes do require attention and care especially while transportation with wheels off. Centering the rotors exactly between the pads is a delicate affair but once properly adjusted they work just fine. Amazing stopping power in the wet (unlike the poor performance of the RC).
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