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Carbon brake Calipers

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:39 pm
by JTC
I put my name on the list for the Lightweight carbon calipers form AX-Lightness a while back from Posh Bikes. The more people I talk to the more they tell me good luck on ever seeing them (supposedly AX is notorious with being slow; at least that is what I have been told). Anyone else have any info on these hitting the market soon or is it going to be months before we see them?

Carbon brake Calipers

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:39 pm
by Weenie

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 3:13 am
by spytech
what is the price on them? but you should consider the cat claws, should have mine here next week. and i dont think the carbon brakes are that much lighter.

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 5:25 pm
by JTC
Don't have a finalized price, but I suspect around $1000. With these its not a weight issue. They will be about the same weight as the CAT. I want them b/c they would look great on my new rig (plus I would be the first around to have carbon calipers). The guys who make the CAT stuff are 20 min from me, so If it looks like it will be another 4 months on the carbon calipers, I am going to get the CAT brakes.

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:11 pm
by Delpi
WHAT DU YOU THINK ABOUT THE NEW CARBON BRAKES PRODUCT BY ADVANCED EUROPE?
THE CLAIMED WEIGHT IS 209gr. THEY ARE DUAL PIVOT. (485 EURO)
THE AX LIGHTNESS BRAKES ARE ONLY SINGLE PIVOT. THEY HAVEN'T A GREAT POWER AND THEY COST TOO MUCH!!!!!! :evil:
I THINK THAT THE ADVANCED BRAKES ARE THE PERFECT COMPROMISE BETWEEN WEIGHT/PRICE AND PERFORMANCE. (OK IF THE REAL WEIGHT IS TRULY 209gr)

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:14 pm
by JTC
I have seen these before and could have bought them, but I think they are uggly. Look just like a normal brake caliper that has faux carbon.

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:28 pm
by Tim the Pineapple
The only successful carbon brake i can think of is spooky cx brakes...

Advanced carbon brakes...

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:00 pm
by J-Nice
not only are they dual pivot, but they also have the quick release for added adjustability, so they seem to be a little more functional than the AX-Lightness brakes. :lol:

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:52 pm
by JTC
Dual pivot is over rated. I don't seem to have a problem with single pivot unless I am gong 55+ down the side of Hogpen and then the dual is even much help.

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:55 pm
by Superlite
All I got to say is carbon for brakes seems silly. It's just manufactuters trying to satisfy our lust of carbon. There's no advantage to them, just a marketing ploy. And at $900, give me a brake, no pun intended. :wink:

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:21 pm
by JTC
You might be right on that. Its more of a looks issue for me and I want this bike to be unique since it is going to be my last one for a while (children in the near future are going to take all my money and time).

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:26 pm
by spytech
i would say go for it them, thats if you can get them in the near future. how long have you been waiting for them? and how much longer do you have to wait?

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:29 pm
by Superlite
When are we going to see a pic of this beast? Sounds like your putting a grip into it.

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:28 pm
by JTC
Well at this point it seems as if all hinges on the brake calipers. I have been told Janurary, but I will beleive it when I see it. I have almost everything to this point except a few small odds and ends. I could go ahead and build it up as is, but I would rather wait until everything is together. I have plenty of other rides to get me through the winter training. I will get some pictures posted as soon as it is all finished. I might post a parts list to get some of you guys input soon. I hope to be under 14lbs but its going to be touch and go.

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:28 pm
by Weenie

Hey JT

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2003 5:33 pm
by Ye Olde Balde One
Any news on the brakes?

I'm thinking of ordering a set.... :twisted: