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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 12:10 am 
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Snipped ebay link...

$99 and weighs 235g! Not bad, right? I feel stupid for having bought SRAM Red.

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 1:10 am 
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I bought a set of Planet-X CNC Ultralight brakes which are real similar to these. They have titanium bits compared to those you posted, and they weigh about 205gms. $149.

Took about an hour to intall them and figure out how to get them adjusted. But once I got that figured out, they are very nice and do the job.

Brake pressure required is a bit higher compared to my Ultegra 6700s I had on there, but the bike stops just fine, never worried about that.

http://planet-x-usa.com/pCNC%20ULTRALIG ... rakes.aspx

Plus they have a variety of colors. I just went with the black since my bike is read/white/black.

I won't waste money on any big name brands for brakes again when these are lighter, and at least half the price.

If I was going to spend $300, I would buy the KCNC ultralight brakes which are around 170gms and a little better feature wise for setup/wheel removal/swap out speed. Wouldn't buy the SRAM Red or DuraAce in that range, and they are heavier also.


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 3:12 am 
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LOVE my Planet-x brakes. 205 grams for only $150 dollars. I'm a big guy at 210 pounds and they stop me just fine.


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 6:59 am 
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Red brakes are very nice, so don't feel stupid.
I had a set of Negative Gsl brakes, which had terrific stopping power, but I decided the set up and quick release were too much of a pain and went back to SRAM force. perfectly happy with them.


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 8:42 am 
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StuTheWeak wrote:
Snipped the link...

$99 and weighs 235g! Not bad, right? I feel stupid for having bought SRAM Red.


looks like the one that planet-x forged brakeset they are selling :D have there cnc version, that you get for $150 dollars, and then you also get really light skewers ore yellow swissStop


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:30 am 
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Same as Planet X forged version. Recently I've bought their CNC version (with Token brake pads for carbon) and it brakes even better than Chorus non-skeleton brakes with yellow Swissstop pads. Personally I don't like strong spring but it's no big deal.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:38 pm 
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See what I did there?
Current brakes on my bike (old set of Dia Compe) weight 355 gram for the pair. Been trying to find a pair less than 300 grams, preferably less than 250 grams actually. I've been looking at KCNC, TRP, and others but they are incredibly expensive. Any recommendations in the $100 dollar range? No carbon, metal of some sort. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:40 pm 
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Planet X CNC, about $100 if I recall correctly.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:48 pm 
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$120 USD when they're on sale.
The Planet-X-USA site is cheaper than the Planet-X UK site if you are living in North America. Otherwise the UK site is ideal... but their prices are higher ($149?)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:11 am 
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prendrefeu wrote:
$120 USD when they're on sale.
The Planet-X-USA site is cheaper than the Planet-X UK site if you are living in North America. Otherwise the UK site is ideal... but their prices are higher ($149?)


You are doing it wrong

enter currency and country and ..................$90

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/BCPXFOR/planet_x_ultra_light_forged_brake_calipers

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:20 am 
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Those are the forged brakes....CNC are lighter

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:36 am 
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And you're reading it wrong.

Forged does not equal CNC.

The CNC is much lighter.

Edit: B beat me to the reply! :)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:43 am 
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Thanks a bunch guys! The forged ones have the perfect look and perfect weight for my bike!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:38 am 
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I've been running the Planet X CNC versions and found them to be awful. I have swapped them out for Ultegra 6800 which out the box were setup perfectly.

The Planet X I had to adjust every ride and even mid ride as they never stayed central and would rub. Very very fiddly to setup.

I wouldn't recommend.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:13 pm 
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https://www.cyclingexpress.com/?lang=en&p=productDia&proId=1771&=proName=SRAM-Red-Brake-Caliper-Set-%28Aero-Link%29 ... SRAM Red :)

https://www.cyclingexpress.com/?lang=en&p=productDia&proId=1783&=proName=SRAM-Force-Brakeset ... SRAM Force :)

https://www.cyclingexpress.com/?lang=en&p=productDia&proId=1792&=proName=SRAM-Apex-Black-Brakeset ... SRAM Apex :)


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