From Disc brakes are the hottest topic of debate in the road cycling world at the moment, but all eyes are on the cyclo-cross racers where, since the UCI ratified discs in 2011, many expect their adoption to come a little sooner. This season could be pivotal; there was the first UCI world cup win for a disc-equipped ‘cross bike at the hands of Lars van der Haar, and a few more top racers like Sven Nys and Niels Albert are dabbling with discs.

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