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Component brands want UCI to allow disc brakes on road bikes

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Industry commentator Carlton Reid says a consensus of component manufacturers are behind the formal adoption of disc brakes on road bikes which would need to be accompanied by a change of the rules for top level competition.

In a story on the UK trade website BikeBiz posted last night our time, Carlton Reid Bikebiz executive editor spoke to manufacturers' reps among them Charles Becker, category manager for road and triathlon at SRAM, who have already expressed their intention to launch disc brakes in various configurations shortly.

"We'll be supplying road discs for testing by the UCI soon," he told Reid. "Regardless of what the UCI decide we'll be producing the kit for the market. For us it's a safety issue as well as a performance issue. Yes, there are compatibility issues for team and neutral supp