New light weight brakes???

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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by oreoboreo

I have done a search and found that Zero "G's" are on the short list. I have read great reviews and poor reviews. Polar opposites on each end, can I get the short version review as to why?

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Some people know how to set them up others don't.
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by oreoboreo

stella-azzurra wrote:Some people know how to set them up others don't.


I knew there was a simple answer, not all the answers that I found with the search function and the hundreds of brake post positive and negative.
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by Robroyski

That should answer your questions


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=95347

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Stella-azzurra is right about setup. Cable housing lengths can be persnickety for some. I like them and have no complaints.

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by ipenguinking

They work well for me - both aluminum and carbon braking surface. And it has been set up & forget so far.

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by oreoboreo

Thanks Roborski, since there was so much to weed through, that must have a thread that was missed. I hope buying a used set is not a problem for me since full boat is just a little too rich at this time.
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You can send them in to Ciamillo if/when you need. They have a pretty successful "Tune-Up Program". I'm told that they can get a little behind so do it in the cycling off season when down time isn't an issue. I noticed that this service has jumped up considerably in price since the last time I looked earlier this year. :(

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A tuneup on a used new to me set just may be the ticket to avoid any possible headache. Thanks all for the comments and ideas.
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by Bryan

Check out the The Hive Revl's 230grams for the set.

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by Craigagogo

Bryan wrote:Check out the The Hive Revl's 230grams for the set.


http://bythehive.com/revl/
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by EightFiveTwo

Bryan wrote:Check out the The Hive Revl's 230grams for the set.



Thinking of this as well. Saw the eecycle works brakes in person....boy they are ugly....

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I googled the Hive and came up first with a recall site, not a good first hit while looking for the brakes. Now, there are a couple more options to look harder at. On the Bay under CNC if found a few more, will use the search functon here since I am sure there has been discussions already on them
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ZG Ti's are borderline decent in my books. But really finicky to setup and maintain. Especially a pain if you use wider tyres. 23c and up coz they don't open up enough if you prefer to set your brake calipers close in on the rims.

For most forms of riding, they are fine but the modulation and control I can get out of them doesn't compare to stuff like DA7900, Ultegra 6700 or Campag Record 10 and later models. All using Swissstop Yellow yellow pads. Not that they are lousy but comparatively .... Power wise, they are suffice and have enough bite to lock-up wheels once properly adjusted, can't question that.

If you wish to get away with the finicky setup, especially the cable setup and the off-centering issues, consider Nokons or i-Links. Being way more flexible than conventional cable outers, I've found Nokons to have given me the least longer term adjustment/ maintenance issues with the ZG Ti's.

But my recommendation for a caliper set if control and modulation is top priority would be the any of the top end groupset calipers from Shimano or Campagnolo, namely the DA 7900, U 6700, SRecord, Record, Chorus brake calipers. But, if money is no object, and weight is still a very high priority, get the EE Brakes.

They are generally better at braking power, modulation and control. And after setting up, basically brakes that do not require your constant attention for maximum performance. They are more or less fit up and forget brakes, comparatively to the ZG Ti's I had. But only the EE brakes are comparable in terms of overall weight.

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by prendrefeu

oreoboreo wrote:New lightweight brakes???


This thread title is very misleading given the context of this forum. Could you change it to "light weight" ?
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