horizon wrote:NetworkMan wrote:Seeing the fork makes me wonder. Is the ride harsher than on the rim braked tourer because of the stiffer fork? Does the ovalised down tube offset this for it not to matter? Is all this hidden by the squidgy tyres that most people will fit anyway?
You are risking a huge thread diversion (despite the thread title!) because this is at the heart of the matter. There is a huge thread somewhere on this very topic (I just hope Brucey doesn't read your post ).
One must assume that Colin has made the right choices and compromises: if you want discs (which I personally don't object to) then you take the rough with the smooth, so to speak.
And there's a lot more rough than smooth these days with current state of UK minor roads,'squidgy tyres' also opens up a whole new world of tracks and trails that are very uncomfortable on narrower tyred bikes with small mudgaurd clearances.