Has anyone had any experiences with catastrophic disc brake failure? Fortunately this hasn’t happened to me but it’s something that always runs through my mind on 15%+ grade descents on the 36er with 127mm cranks- I know if my brake suddenly gave out it would be really ugly !
I’ve had slow leaks and gradual loss of braking power before- but never anything sudden like a hydraulic line disconnect. I’m curious to know if this fear is grounded in real risk.
I only ride mechanical brakes. On one of my freewheel unicycles my D’Brake snapped, trashing my caliper and rotor but the resulting UPD was surprisingly minor. That’s why I only use a disc tab on them now. I have D’Brakes on my fixed wheel unicycles with brakes and try to give them the once over once in a while.
Forgot to mention in my post but the D’Brake mount snapping is what I imagine might happen. My whole 36er vibrates like crazy if I don’t dampen it by holding the touring handle with both hands. All that vibration seems to be going right through the D’Brake mount…