NEW THM-CARBONES FIBULA BRAKESET

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Imaking20
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by Imaking20

...and they're too light to be paper weights :|
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by mrlobber

I'm still scratching my head, how is it even possible to release a product which simply does not work. I mean, they should have discovered this centering issue by simply mounting the brakes on one to two bikes and riding, say, 100km total?

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jimaizumi
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by jimaizumi

mrlobber wrote:I'm still scratching my head, how is it even possible to release a product which simply does not work. I mean, they should have discovered this centering issue by simply mounting the brakes on one to two bikes and riding, say, 100km total?

You would think, right?

Sometimes, things don't need to be changed.. Sometimes it only needs to be "tweeked" slightly from what is already a solid brakeset (previous fibula's). I for one don't look for radical changes, just want them to "work".. So why THM didn't use the older model and have it accomodate wider rims is beyond me... Now they are stuck with a bunch of molds that can only spit out defective brakesets.. :noidea:
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OHYONGUN
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by OHYONGUN

It is a shame that it is not a direct mount.

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Beaver
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by Beaver

Does anyone know if THM could fix the issues with the brake?

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by Sphynx37

RichTheRoadie wrote:Installed:

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They're actually quite easy to get tight, but I'll wait to see if the tightness I can achieve will actually hold.

I'm also now really concerned about how it will even be possible to adjust these once the brake is mounted and the pads are in place as I don't think there will be any room. It's *such* an afterthought, which is SO wrong on brakes of this 'value' (cost).
I got mine with those tiny lockrings as well but I have to say that they’re fragile. As the end of the spring are wide, it’s really hard once put the ring on to threads the bolt in(there is no much more gap between the spring and lockring). One of mine ring’s bothside are overthreated and totally lose of functions. I get rid of rest three rings into the box.
They surely have to redesign the spring if they want the brake works well.


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leej88
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by leej88

For $1000+ a pair, having to deal with such issues is a big no no.

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by Vuong05

Yeah, simply a fail on THM/3T. At this price, there should be no compromise at all. The previous gen has been nothing but amazing for me, don't know how they could mess this up so badly.
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