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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:51 pm 
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Today (in a bike shop) I saw some titanium cnc brakes i've never seen before, they looked a lot like TRP 960 in a dark grey color.
In the brake was written titanium.
The price was 160 euro's for the pair but I can not remember the brand name (it was something with 3 characters).

Someone have an idea?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:09 pm 
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Here's a wild guess: FRM, not that I recommend stuff from that company, if it's even still in business.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:59 pm 
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Are these it?

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/BCP ... e_calipers


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:56 pm 
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These: http://www.bc2adesign.com/

are the only Ti brakes I know of. The manufacturer is a friend of mine. He's no longer making them. There's a link on the page that explains why.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Nope, it was not those 2, I had never heard from the brand.

They did have the cable tension/brake opening lever like sram and shimano has near the cable fixing point.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:27 pm 
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call the shop and ask them

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:23 pm 
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dereksmalls wrote:
call the shop and ask them


Seriously. I don't know why this wasn't priority uno the second you realized you had forgotten to write the name down.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:43 am 
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some brakes are anodized a color that looks like it's ti. others are labelled ti when they're talking about the hardware. yet others share both these traits.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:23 am 
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at least snap a photo.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:06 am 
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It's a very busy shop and they rarely answer the phone, and when i got home the shop was closed. I'll call today...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:29 am 
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shinyboy wrote:
Are these it?

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/BCP ... e_calipers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


These are not Ti. Only pivot bolt seems to be Ti.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:32 am 
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Intuitively ti isn't the best material for making brakes. Very difficult to work with, and if machined out of a block probably much heavier than alu (by 66%). Price point also makes me think it's a low cost brand (typically ti parts cost 4-8 times more than a comparable alu part) which tend to have less testing.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:05 am 
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Just called the shop, it was SNG.

http://www.sngbrake.com.tw/html/front/b ... ory=133924

Anyone used or know these?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:09 am 
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On the ones in the shop it said titanium and they were a little different..


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:31 am 
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Hmm not too different from the ones linked to earlier in the thread http://www.bc2adesign.com/

I wish they still made the coloured speedplay bowties but they don't :(

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