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2019 S3 disk brake or 2018 S5 rim brake???

Last post 06-05-2019 2:19 PM by 1UCLAman. 2 replies.
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  • 06-05-2019 12:59 PM

    • 1UCLAman
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    2019 S3 disk brake or 2018 S5 rim brake???

    Cant decide between these 2 awesome bikes!!! The 2019 S5 is financially out of the realm so these other bikes are my two options. What do people suggest? I purchased a 2018 R5 disk last summer and love it! Sadly, I sold my S1 about 2 months ago. Now I want to add an S bike to my stable again. I test road the 2018 S5 and it instantly reminded me of the S1!!! So now I have this "dilemma". I am a bigger rider so I would prefer to put a 28 size tire on the rear and I can do a 25 on the front. I have this current setup on my R5 for now. So, anyway please chime in with your suggestions. Both bikes are currently about the same price at this point! Thanks!!
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  • 06-05-2019 1:19 PM In reply to

    • Kookie
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    Re: 2019 S3 disk brake or 2018 S5 rim brake???

    If you can't go for the S5 disc then I'd get the S3 disc since you already have the R5 disc. I think putting 28mm on the S5 rim will be really tight between the chainstays especially if you use Conti's.
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  • 06-05-2019 2:19 PM In reply to

    • 1UCLAman
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    Re: 2019 S3 disk brake or 2018 S5 rim brake???

    Kookie:
    If you can't go for the S5 disc then I'd get the S3 disc since you already have the R5 disc. I think putting 28mm on the S5 rim will be really tight between the chainstays especially if you use Conti's.
    Thank you Kookie! My brain is leaning the S3 way. When I rode the 2018 S5 rim, I had the shop put a 28 wheel just to see what the chainstay space looked like and it was a little too close for me. Any flex of the wheel and I would more than likely get rubbing. So if I get the S5, i would run a 25 conti. But.... I may just head the S3 way. Plus going with the S3 disk, I can interchange wheel sets in the future! :-) Additionally, if I find an 2019/2020 S5 disk frameset in the future, I can change over the components and be good to go!
    2010 S1 with full SRAM Red gruppo and Williams S38 wheelset. Zipp Service Course SL Stem and Zipp SL Bar, Fizik Antares VS saddle. Zipp bottle cages.

    2014 Beyond the Forum Participant

    2018 R5d Classics - full Sram Red mechanical, Mavic pro carbon disc wheels, Cervelo AB06 bars with Cervelo stem. Antares R1 Versus Evo seat
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