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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:45 am 
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shimano's porky shifters completely change bike handling.. when I upgrade r685 -> sram red hrd things goes much better! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:02 am 
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shimano's porky shifters completely change bike handling.. when I upgrade r685 -> sram red hrd things goes much better! :)


That is also my feeling. The current 785 shifters are almost twice the weight of the 9070 shifter on the other bike, and you really feel that extra bulk when throwing the bike around while riding. I'm really curious the see how the new bike (with complete 9170, and much lighter shifters than 785) will feel!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:19 am 
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i'm training mostly on addict cx10 w sram red hrd because of poor roads quality and some offroad sections we ride.. crossbike steering is generally more ralaxed due to 71 or so deg.. And when I deflate dust from Foil wondering how lively/sharp bike could be!)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:46 am 
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Interesting, I'm looking at upgrading my 785s to 9170, mainly because I've heard they're a lot smaller ergonomically, is this definitely the case?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:52 pm 
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Mechanical disc brakes = problem solved :lol:

/a


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:35 pm 
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Broady wrote:
Interesting, I'm looking at upgrading my 785s to 9170, mainly because I've heard they're a lot smaller ergonomically, is this definitely the case?


I believe so


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:10 pm 
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Mechanical disc brakes = problem solved :lol:

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Campy Chorus mechanical levers and TRP HY/RDs here. Same weight as full hydro, but smaller shifters and all the weight is down low. I'm working on a solution to let me run Spyres, too, and see a significant weight savings.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:28 pm 
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joejack951 wrote:
alcatraz wrote:
Mechanical disc brakes = problem solved :lol:

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Campy Chorus mechanical levers and TRP HY/RDs here. Same weight as full hydro, but smaller shifters and all the weight is down low. I'm working on a solution to let me run Spyres, too, and see a significant weight savings.

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clean build. I think you can get away with Spyres on a road bike. would stick with a 160 front though.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:43 pm 
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Gawd they're FUGLY!!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:01 pm 
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joejack951 wrote:
alcatraz wrote:
Mechanical disc brakes = problem solved :lol:

/a


Campy Chorus mechanical levers and TRP HY/RDs here. Same weight as full hydro, but smaller shifters and all the weight is down low.


you do have a good point of keeping the weight down low

I do hope that they will release a v2 soon to slim down the calipers and make them easier on the eyes.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:37 pm 
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clean build. I think you can get away with Spyres on a road bike. would stick with a 160 front though.


Thanks! Spyres and Campy don't mix due to brake cable pull incompatibilities. I was all set to order a pair of Spyre SLCs for this build when I talked to TRP and became aware of the issue. The HY/RDs are incompatible in stock form, too, but they were easier to modify to fix the cable pull problem so I just went with them for now.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:40 pm 
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you do have a good point of keeping the weight down low

I do hope that they will release a v2 soon to slim down the calipers and make them easier on the eyes.


I agree. The front caliper looks really big from the side. The rear caliper at least gets lost in the rear amongst the seat and chain stays, cassette, chain, and derailleur. For a bike where I wasn't going full-on weight weenie, the looks are a worthy tradeoff for the performance of the calipers. They are simply awesome compared to Avid BB7s or regular rim brakes.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:50 pm 
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joejack951 wrote:
Factory wrote:
clean build. I think you can get away with Spyres on a road bike. would stick with a 160 front though.


Thanks! Spyres and Campy don't mix due to brake cable pull incompatibilities. I was all set to order a pair of Spyre SLCs for this build when I talked to TRP and became aware of the issue. The HY/RDs are incompatible in stock form, too, but they were easier to modify to fix the cable pull problem so I just went with them for now.


Check with Paul Components. I'll bet they can accomodate you.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:12 pm 
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Factory wrote:
joejack951 wrote:
Factory wrote:
clean build. I think you can get away with Spyres on a road bike. would stick with a 160 front though.


Thanks! Spyres and Campy don't mix due to brake cable pull incompatibilities. I was all set to order a pair of Spyre SLCs for this build when I talked to TRP and became aware of the issue. The HY/RDs are incompatible in stock form, too, but they were easier to modify to fix the cable pull problem so I just went with them for now.


Check with Paul Components. I'll bet they can accomodate you.


While they'd work, I'd be spending a lot of additional money ($185/each caliper having already spent $125/each for the HY/RDs) and gaining nothing. Paul Klampers are 211 grams each (claimed) likely without hardware or the necessary adapters to fit my flat mount frame. HY/RDs are ~235 grams each with all hardware and already in flat mount. Finally, Klampers are mechanical which means they won't have auto-adjusting pads like the HY/RDs nor (and this is just an educated guess) the incredible power of the HY/RDs. Flat mount Spyre SLCs are a claimed 146 grams per caliper or 154 grams for the standard Spyre. Either is a considerable chunk of weight off my bike (currently at 7.56 kg w/ pedals and cages) but they simply won't work with the stock brake arms.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:04 am 
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Get a set of JuinTech calipers. They are a lot slimmer in profile compared the TRP's.


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