I'm opening a new topic because I estimate that the new GSL Micro are really a new product and not only an upgrade...
So, Ted has just released the new GSL Micro and you can discover the article on Bikerumor.
-153g without pads
-New holes on the top of arm 2. These holes are supposed to reduce the weight a little bit in order to compensate the little extra weight of the micro cam
-New Micro cam, allowing a 6mm range adjustment. The barrel adjuster is still in place so that you may use the same padholders in place with Zipp 404 and standard aluminum rims (18mm width). Spherical washers are delivered with the brakes to authorize an optimized installation. This cam is compatible with all previous GSL version, but also: Gravitas, Gravitas SL, GSS and Negative-G !
-New finishing: a light black powder coat on the regular black anodized arms. It's matching better with matt framesets that are more and more popular in 2013.
History of the project:
-At the end of 2012 I asked Ted to change the mechanism of the brakes in order to authorize an easy installation of all the rims on the market. Ted was working hard on the crank project and so he was not enough implicated in this project. But for months he has been too much disturbed by customers needing to install properly 27mm rims on GSL... So, the solution (temporary) was to supply the brakes with spherical washers and SLP padholders. The other big issue was that we met many bad installations from customers, including from bike shop owners who are supposed to understand the mechanism... The new cam is solving all these problems, and people who don't like 2012 GSL and prefer older OG brakes would surely by the GSL Micro because OG used to have a good reputation in terms of adjustability, not the GSL... but GSL Micro modularity is by far better than any previous OG brakes for which Ted sold tens of thousands.
-Later in 2013, I requested Ted to imagine a new road brake set because the GSL are already 5 years old and it's important to renew the brakes line. Since Ted has never met any failure on GSL and since these brakes are light and very stiff, a good alternative was to keep the best of the GSL and change only what was necessary.
The solution has been to drill small holes on the logo space and just keep a small area for the micro logo. The black matt finishing has been inspired by the finishing of the V3 cranks. Cranks and brakes have now the same finishing and it looks very nice on a bike.
The cam will be available shortly, probably in November. There will be probably not a big stock in the factory. So, you'll be probably delivered faster with ordering websites using a real time stock.
The brakes will be available early in November in both Europe and USA. Europe may be supplied a few days earlier because the current production is dedicated to Europe and the next one to USA.
I remind here that a complete support is available with contacting me directly by email, 7 days a week. You can send me pictures of your old brakes and I'll let you know what to change or which parts ordering. Ciamillo brakes are extremely durable products and we can make almost new a 10 years old set. Service, upgrades, sales, Ciamillo small parts: http://www.velo-perso.com
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