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TOUR 01/2010
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Brake problems are unresolved

Interview on carbon wheels

TOUR: Top wheels with carbon rims are at least 300 grams lighter than wheels with aluminium rims. Do you think the material will have its way for rims as it did for frames?

ZEDLER: No – as long as the brake problems remain unresolved. The brake properties are not as good as with aluminium and as an expert I see every week a set of worn through carbon rims.

TOUR: Are aerodynamic alu rims or carbon rims with alu braking surface actually better?

ZEDLER: In our experience yes. But then the question arises, whether the weight is still favorable.

TOUR: What is the solution to this problem?

ZEDLER: I am looking forward to the development of disc brakes for road and cyclocross bikes. For bicycles used primarily for sport cycling this would be the brake system of first choice.

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