Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors) Photo: © Brake Through
Tom Boonen will ride disc brakes for his final
pro season. "It's the biggest improvement I've seen in my career on
bikes, so it would be stupid not to use it," the Belgian told
Cyclingnews in Argentina after a final training ride ahead of the
Vuelta a San Juan.
UCI heel dragging and slashed Italian knees aside, we've been
seeing at least 60% of our builds go disc over the
last 18 months. The control is amazing, so whatever the pros have
to ride this is one case in which we're actually seeing consumer
pick up based on merit.