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Video: Roompot’s speedy disc brake wheel change

Pro riders and team officials have a few reservations about bringing disc brakes into the peloton, but it appears that one concern has been quelled today at Tour of Qatar, namely wheel changes. Some worry that disc brakes — and thru-axles — will make flat tire fixes more time-consuming. Roompot Oranje Peloton is riding SRAM’s Red HydroR disc group in Qatar this week, and captured video of a rather speedy mid-race wheel change.

Now, if they can only find a way to convince the riders that disc rotors aren’t actually “spinning knife blades.”