Planet X brakes

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crazy_vegan
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by crazy_vegan

having a quick look on the site and i came accross these
http://www.planet-x-warehouse.co.uk/?p=5243

any reviews? quite light and at £100 for the pair very cheap! come in a good range of colours as well.

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BeeBee30
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by BeeBee30

Damn, that does look like an awesome deal 8)
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petal666
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Cheaper than Dura-ace calipers and lighter? You get what you pay for would be my guess. funky colours though.

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by Phill P

They look the same as token AKA accura AKA feather brakes that are being rebranded through out asia.

Interesting colours they have. I like the dark blue, if only there were more parts that colour to match my dark blue/black system6!

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Phill P wrote:They look the same as token AKA accura AKA feather brakes that are being rebranded through out asia.
They even state as such.

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by Phill P

I didn't read the tiny font...only looked at the pictures :oops:

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Juanmoretime
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by Juanmoretime

I have a pair of the Token brakes and they actually work very well with SwissStop greens. The stock pads did not brake well nor last long. Weighed a little over 200 grams in total. Here is a review by a fellow weight weenie member:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57115&hilit=Token+brake
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Ravenmore
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by Ravenmore

Sorry to bump an old thread but I'm installing a set right now and was looking for installation tips. The cable keeps slipping when I grab the levers hard enough. I'm guessing that I didn't tighten the little bolt inside the barrel that holds the cable tight enough?

Btw, they are coming with the Swiss Stop green pads now.

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Ravenmore
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by Ravenmore

Oh, and mine weighed in at 195 grams - 10 grams lighter than the listed 205. :)

khaostik
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by khaostik

I have one pair :lol:
I've came from a set of ultegra 6600 with duraace 7800 levers..
These PlanetX cnc brakes with swissstop have more breaking power!

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anarchy
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by anarchy

I have a set with swiss stop greens can't fault them at all pads they came with were no good. I think they've stopped the green deal. Been running mine for 4 months with green and have to say they are as good if not better than the old style record they replaced,
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by KTM39

Pity they have no stock.

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by rruff

Ravenmore wrote:The cable keeps slipping when I grab the levers hard enough. I'm guessing that I didn't tighten the little bolt inside the barrel that holds the cable tight enough?.


In another thread it was mentioned that you use a tool to hold the barrel and then crank it down tight.

Did you buy from the UK or US?

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Ravenmore
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by Ravenmore

Thanks - bought US. Rode 'em today and they worked great.

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Rick
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by Rick

They work just fine. I have a set and have used Dura Ace, Ultegra, and Cane Creek in the past.
I do a lot of high-speed mtn descents here in Utah, so I wouldn't use them unless I had grown to trust them.

One downside is they have no quick-release, so you have to pop the little barrel out of its slot or leave the gap loose enough to get your wheel out without widening the gap. I considered it a small price to pay for the enormous weight savings and super bargain price.
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