Chris Froome, rim brake evangelist, 'warms to' disc brakes

The Israel-Premier Tech rider, also an investor at Factor Bikes, says that he has "way less problems" with discs these days

Chris Froome at the Factor factory
(Image credit: Factor)

Chris Froome, one of the highest-profile critics of disc brakes on road bikes in recent years, has revealed that he has "warmed to" the technology.

Speaking to the media during a visit to the Factor Bikes factory in Taiwan on Wednesday - of which he is an investor - the Israel-Premier Tech rider said that he has had a "much better experience" of disc brakes in the last year and a half.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.