Disc brakes make sense on many production bikes, but rim brakes still have their place. They allow flexible fork blades that improve comfort and speed. They offer better feel and modulation when you approach the lockup point, since the braking forces occur at the tire, and the feedback doesn’t get dulled as it’s transmitted through the wheel and fork. With forged construction and optimized shapes and geometries, Rene Herse cantilever and centerpull brakes are lighter than discs, and just as powerful.