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 Post subject: brakes to get
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:13 pm 
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so i have a caad9 bb30 with centaur. i want to get new brakes i have chorus on there now but they are older and heavy. i was thinking trp 920's for the price they are 260 grams and have ti hardware. i am a bike mechanic and have 15 years experience, i was just curious what everyone thought. i am new to this site. justin


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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:17 pm 
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jbag011 wrote:
so i have a caad9 bb30 with centaur. i want to get new brakes i have chorus on there now but they are older and heavy. i was thinking trp 920's for the price they are 260 grams and have ti hardware. i am a bike mechanic and have 15 years experience, i was just curious what everyone thought. i am new to this site. justin


I have a set of black TRP 920s, with titanium hardware, on my Cervelo S3 and I love them. I wouldn't say they have quite as much power as my 7900 calipers, but it's pretty close. I think the combination of price, functionality, weight and aesthetics of the TRP 920s can't be beat.

I'd also consider the newly redesigned KCNC brakes. We got some, and they look sturdier and stiffer than the previous model, but I haven't had the time to ride them yet.

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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:52 pm 
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I am in the process of looking for new brakes and getting away from the KCNC CB1's which will go on a different build where I am not too worried about the brakes. I currently ride them and they are fine but not awesome like my old Dura-Ace brakes were. Having said that, it is WW and I am moving to the EE brakes in the very near future. They are sub 200g have great braking power from what I have been told and I think look great and will look great on my SLC. Pricey but I think a good option to look at.

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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:06 pm 
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THM-Carbones fibula brakeset are the absolute best money can buy but are very, very pricey. I like the m5 ligfietsen side pull brakes - super light but not even half as expensive as the fibulas. Having said this I'm not sure of your budget so both of these may be too expensive but are worth looking at just the appreciate the engineering that has gone in to them.


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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:40 pm 
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I love my EE brakes.

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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:44 pm 
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I got a pair of Cane Creek SL 200's on the cheap if you are on a budget, I love them for the weight & price. Older technology, but I dropped +100g compared to my stockers....

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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:27 pm 
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[quote="sethjkay"]THM-Carbones fibula brakeset are the absolute best money can buy but are very, very pricey.quote]
Sethjkay - do yopu have any experience with the Fibulas? - I am looking for some performance and use feedback from anyone who has ridden with them.(Pkor we know you are out there!)
In relation to the OP - I have a got a set of TRP 920's - nice solid brakeset - agree that in terms of value for money they are great performers that put many other brakes to shame - with the right pads they work really well. I think they are less than 30g heavier than TRP's latest offering which costs 4 times as much.

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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:47 pm 
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Ypsylon wrote:
I love my EE brakes.


one set of EE brakes = full centaur groupo.

incongruous perhaps?


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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:27 am 
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I am happy with Token Accura (same as KCNC) - 200g for around $200,
all Ti harware, working fine for more than 2 years, 1/2 the price
and pain of Zero Grav. and Shimano pad compatable.


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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:41 am 
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the ee brakes are a bit expensive, i just bought sisl cranks and had a new daughter 5 weeks ago, i think my wife would kill me for getting the ee's. the hive's new brakes are pretty cool looking though.

so sounds like there is not reall any negative feedback on the 920's so looks like i have a winner, thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:12 am 
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got theese http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/BCP ... e-calipers and like them alot, a realy good price for what you get to :D


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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:43 am 
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jbag011 wrote:
the ee brakes are a bit expensive, i just bought sisl cranks and had a new daughter 5 weeks ago, i think my wife would kill me for getting the ee's. the hive's new brakes are pretty cool looking though.

so sounds like there is not reall any negative feedback on the 920's so looks like i have a winner, thanks.


Welcome to the forum. The EE expensive? Well then I guess I shouldn't bring up my Gravitas brakes. :welcome:

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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:06 pm 
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I haven't used them personally, I used TRP 960SLs, but the Circus Monkey feather brakes are pretty cheap and they work well, from what I've read.

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 Post subject: Re: brakes to get
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:39 pm 
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Toutenhoofd; these new KCNC brakes you mentioned, are these the C8 or the CB1? the CB1 seems to be an older brake? or is this one updated?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:16 pm 
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i like my EEs

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