rear brake under chainstay pros and cons in general - scott foil rc specifically

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by jlok


Good to know and yes it was a first gen Stage. Finally need to file down the Ultegra brake to make room. I saw quite a lot of people doing that.

Also someone told me to dremel the end of a brake wire housing to prevent mushy feeling upon braking.
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by FIJIGabe

I've tried different housings, Shimano, Jagwire & Yokozuna, and they all feel mushy. That said, since it's the rear brakes, I'm not too concerned (my front-mount brake is fine). My new Madone doesn't have these issues.
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by Delorre

tarmackev wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Don’t know anyone who owns a Foil who ever had a problem with the brake.

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Except some have issues with rear brake rub (also a few over here if I remember) and others not. Not clear why and what the factors are to make this happen or not....

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by kode54

i have direct mounted brakes on my Parlee ESX...and eeCycle brakes.

looks nice and clean since brakes are not mounted on seat stays...although they get 3-4x more dirty. I'm actually surprised that the brakes still work after a ride in damp or wet road conditions. even at that...after one ride on dry roads...its still filthy. Since I don't frequently look under the chain stays...i tend to not clean it as much as I should...and when I do clean the brakes, its much more often than seat stay mounted brakes. The eeCycle brakes work well even when I don't clean it as much as I should.
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by ZONE1090

Just got my 2018 Merida reactor DA limited. Love the bike! Setting up the rear brake is kind of a pain. Here's what I did:adjust 2 turns out on cable adjuster, loosen cable clamp, squeeze caliber together ,tighten cable as tight as you can, adjust cable tensioner to proper air gap.

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by JeffK

octave wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:44 am
JeffK wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:40 pm
I have a 2016 Foil Premium frame I built up with DA9150 Di2 and DA9110 direct mount brakes. I have not had a problem with the rear brake whatsoever. If you clean and maintain your bike regularily it is not an issue. I also have Enve 5.6 wheels and the braking is perfectly fine as compared to my other rim brake bikes. I would not hesitate to buy one again.
is that a size 56? how many CMs of spacers under the stem? i ride a 56 first gen foil with 2cm of spacers plus the 1cm headset cover, so i am just trying to envision what a new gen foil would look like in my setup.
Mine is a 54 with about 1cm of spacers under stem.

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