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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:16 pm 
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I am quite tired of the endless adjustments and frustration of nearly every mechanic I take the bike to for brake adjustments.

I would really appreciate any recommendations for light weight replacements.

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:57 pm 
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EE Cycleworks brakes would be my choice: http://eecycleworks.com/


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:08 pm 
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At a significant price increase, though...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:14 pm 
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5shot wrote:
EE Cycleworks brakes would be my choice: http://eecycleworks.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I went with these

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:16 pm 
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The Ciamillo brakes seem to only work well with the thinner wheels. I had two pair of Negative G and a pair of Gravitas. Swithing the Gravitas Cams and pad holders seemed to me like a band-aide on an old design. And they really did not work well. The EE Cycleworks work well with all my wheels (Thin and WIDE) and are light years ahead in "ease of setup and adjustability". I sold all my Ciamillo Brakes after my soured dealings with the company and bought the EE brakes.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:31 pm 
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gumgardner wrote:
5shot wrote:
EE Cycleworks brakes would be my choice: http://eecycleworks.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I went with these


They are 65 grams heavier than the Ciamillo brakes, has anyone tried the AX lightness brakes? Does anyone sell them in the US?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:38 pm 
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EE. I've had mine for a couple of seasons and no problems


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:38 pm 
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I also switched to EEbrakes and am very glad I did. I rode ZG Ti's exclusively for the last five years and they were great, but after switching I realized what I was missing. You will not be disappointed if you switch. Only downside is the price.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:44 pm 
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JSS wrote:
gumgardner wrote:
5shot wrote:
EE Cycleworks brakes would be my choice: http://eecycleworks.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I went with these


They are 65 grams heavier than the Ciamillo brakes, has anyone tried the AX lightness brakes? Does anyone sell them in the US?

I have these AX brakes on my Crumpton but haven't had a chance to use them yet.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Where did you buy them?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:09 pm 
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I'm in the same boat. Seems like I have to be constantly centering the brakes. They come off center just by undoing the quick release.

I may end up selling my Zero G's for the SRAM Aerolink brakes when they become readily available. I would like to run the EE...but the cost is a bit out of my range.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:36 pm 
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JSS wrote:
Where did you buy them?


I got the back when fairwheels still sold them. I've gotten AX stuff also from xclusivebikes.com. They are in Spain. Really easy to work with though.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:37 pm 
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[/quote]I got the back when fairwheels still sold them. I've gotten AX stuff also from xclusivebikes.com. They are in Spain. Really easy to work with though.[/quote]

Their website is gone


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:58 am 
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JSS wrote:
They are 65 grams heavier than the Ciamillo brakes, has anyone tried the AX lightness brakes? Does anyone sell them in the US?


Fairwheel bikes have a brake test on their forum which includes the AX brakes I believe and the Ciamillo ones. As far as anyone selling them in the US, there may be some stock left but as far as Im aware AX pulled out of the US.

Planet X brakes could be a good option. They're reputedly quite good stoppers and very light for an alloy brake set too and lastly, very inexpensive.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:30 am 
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Planet X, KCNC, EE are great brakes.


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