Stopping superiority: did rim or disc brakes dominate the 2020 Tour de France

Disc vs Rim brake
(Image credit: Colin Levitch)

Ever since the first road bike with disc brakes was launched, the debate has raged in comment sections, forum posts, YouTube videos, and editorials on both sides of the aisle, and this year's Tour de France is no different. 

We can wax lyrical here about the advantages in stopping power and modulation offered by discs or the weight saving, simplicity, and on-the-fly adjustability of rim stoppers. Still, neither side will be overly happy with the arguments of the other about stopping superiority. 

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