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And they say you can't judge a book by it's cover... Totally untrue for bike parts it seems! :?


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EE = Excessive Engineering? :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: NEW! '09 EE Brakes!
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I agree, total boat anchor :lol:

Actually they remind me of a design i had in mind.
I don't like that you have to feed the brake cable through two holes, but that's ok.

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They look pretty cool. And on the right build it would complete that sort of "industrial" look. I tend to find that it is all about simplifying. I am sure that these can apply a good load of force, but the number of mechanical members (as others have pointed out) makes me worry a little bit about vibrations and maintenance.


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Kind of retro design from the beginning of 20 th century. I like them, but just to see in pics.

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Ugly. (Just my opinion!).


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At first I thought they looked at bit massive, clunky, big, etc. but after having fiddled with them I actually like them. They're smaller than I'd anticipated. I'll see if I can grab a shot of them next to some other brake set tomorrow.

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I'm in an argumentative mood (which is not rare these days)... :grin:

First of all, Rasmus, can't wait to see your findings. I'm glad you also jumped on the bandwagon, making whatever is stated about EE brakes that bit more credible. :roll:

Apart from the EE's looks, which it seems are either loved or hated, there are some advantages to these brakes over others. Don't like their looks? Don't buy 'em! :evil:

I ditched KCNCs for regular Shimano's since KCNCs caused me accidents otherwise avoided with 'heavier' makes. Also, my KCNCs' pivots started to squeak within weeks. I'm willing to give EEs a shot! :)

Sure, EE brakes have lotsa parts but it's the total is greater than the sum of its parts. All those parts are made to purpose. Just look at a rear derailleur. The EEs pivots are self-lubricating, fit to the highest possible tolerances and once mounted shouldn't be less than simply a joy to ride.

Maintenance on the EEs:
- If they become dirty, just hose them down.
- Even the pads can be swapped without tools! Brilliant! :D


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It's the son of Kronos/shimano AX/Delta! Could be a lot lighter if they used something like the old AX brakes to actuate rather than the rube goldberg pivot arm maze on top.


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Here is a picture of them next to a SRAM red brake to compare the size. http://www.flickr.com/photos/72276612@N ... 490517563/


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you cannot judge until you have used them. i’ll be installing a set later today, will give first look review early next week and a multi hundred k follow up down the road.

but first in hand impressions, confidence is running very very high indeed.

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I'd try them if they came in a rainbow of colours.

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A M55+ racer in the Everest Challenge last weekend had a set of these.

It looks like the quick release is all or nothing. One of the things I like about standard brakes is the ability to use the QR as a wide-range adjustment for when you break a spoke.


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Great pix Troy! A friend of mine who is also an amateur photographer sends his specific appreciation to you. :thumbup:

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