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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:49 am 
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It's 2018 and they're going for $1000 a pair. Don't think we should still be plagued with such a rudimentary issue.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:54 am 
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I guess it tends to happen in good frequency when it comes down to high end boutique parts. I just simply wish they could take their time in testing their own products rather than being in such a hurry to get it out on the open market.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:20 am 
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leej88, i'd forget the ee's and go campy. i was on thm, then ee and now back to campag. so easy to install, no maintenance required, not sensitive to cable length at all and so reliable/strong. 79g heavier and half/one third the price. def worth it IMHO

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:23 am 
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Latest update - they've sent me 4 mini clamps that attach over carbon spring arms to try and fix the spring position and (supposedly) help prevent the spring from slipping free (I need to re-read what they asked me to do with them to check):

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Problem is, the allen bolt they use is tiny (1.5mm), so I fear they will suffer from not being able to be tightened enough.

They also sent new clamping screws, but they're no different from the ones that were in there so I don't see how they're going to make a difference.

I'm installing these new small parts now, then I'll have one last attempt at installing the brakes... *gulp*


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:32 pm 
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Installed:

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They're actually quite easy to get tight, but I'll wait to see if the tightness I can achieve will actually hold.

I'm also now really concerned about how it will even be possible to adjust these once the brake is mounted and the pads are in place as I don't think there will be any room. It's *such* an afterthought, which is SO wrong on brakes of this 'value' (cost).


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:58 am 
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might be worth putting some threadlock on them, otherwise they may loosen pretty fast from vibration


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:11 am 
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@RichTheRoadie:

Do let us know if the new clamps work!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:41 am 
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Is it supposed to be installed at the end of the spring?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:42 am 
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No - the instructions state to remove the spring, put them on, then re-install the spring.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:37 am 
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Another hour, and another cable and lengths of cable outer, wasted - I’ve given up, and told THM they’re getting the brakes back as soon as they tell me who and where to return them to.

I reinstalled EE Brakes afterwards - within 10mins they were sorted, rock solid and ready to go. I told THM that too...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:36 am 
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Good man!! My brother had a similar issue with those new THMs and asked me for help. He came over the house and glanced at them then took them off and installed my Ees (since I do not ride anymore) on his bike in minutes. He has since returned the THMs and very happy with the free Ees

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:42 pm 
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Why they simply couldn't remake the spring with a wider base (to avoid having the spring shift from one side to the other) is beyond me. All these miscellaneous parts just reinforces what appears to be a half assed approach to the quickest fix. I'm not buying this gimmick and wonder if its THM or 3T thats calling the shots.....

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