The tag is pretty useless -- nearly the entire bike falls under this category, so using this tag doesn't really help anyone. There are a few electrical issues (which may go up as electronic drivetrains go up; unfortunately, proprietary-ness will often mean going to a shop for the servicing, and we don't really do electronics of lights and stuff) and aesthetic issues, but they're more the exception than the rule.

Do we need still it?

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No - delete it. You're right its about as useless as a tag for "bicycle"

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In almost all cases there's a more specific tag -- either a part like or , or a process like or . A tag adds nothing that couldn't be better handled by one or more of these.


There is a tag for disc-brake and one for hydraulic-disc-brake.

So this is one case for a [mechanical] tag or to create a mechanical-disc-brake tag to make this distinction. Perhaps the latter is still better

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