LEKKI8

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

Long reach needs a different frameset, the added space is at the bottom, not at the top.

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KC
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by KC

I’ll buy a set someday soon. Ted has always taken care of me. Ive had 7-8 sets over the years. Always had good luck


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Holiday
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by Holiday

Set up the brakes with the fatest rim( 303nsw 26.4) using 25mm tires with lots of room to spare so a 28mm tire will not be a problem. I had a good run at it
and the braking feels a bit feathery much like the Zero Gravity Calipers but main thing is it worked. Was experimenting with outer cable lengths so had an adaptor on
to ascertain the correct length to get the best feel before swapping to a new one.
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eins4eins
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by eins4eins

not sure if its useful for someone, but just saw that r2-bike stocks ciamillo gravitas brakes lately

https://r2-bike.com/CIAMILLO-Gravitas-C ... et-Rennrad

2old4this
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by 2old4this

eins4eins wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:14 pm
not sure if its useful for someone, but just saw that r2-bike stocks ciamillo gravitas brakes lately

https://r2-bike.com/CIAMILLO-Gravitas-C ... et-Rennrad
I have a pair. A few things to say about them
- They are indeed feather weight
- They are not as good as Gravity Zeros in terms of stoping power
- The choice in the graphic design is very questionable IMO (seriously, what's up with the "flying skulls" ?)
- When they first came out, they were about $900. Now, they are half the price. It tells you something, eh?

uraqt
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by uraqt

Thoose on r2-bike are like the 1st gen version gravitas, doens't make any sense to buy them when you can get Ted's latest design from him or http://www.irishcycles.com/

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RyanH
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by RyanH

Gravitas SL were quite possibly the worst braking brakes I've ever used. Paired with Enve 25 and a wet day, I was literally accelerating downhill as I was trying to brake.

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by Juanmoretime

Can’t say I’m on the same page as Ryan about the Gravitas SL’s. I own the first set Ted produced and ride them daily with carbon rims. I have never wanted more brake than I have and find them very predictable. I’m tempted by the Lekki8 but need to convince the wife I need them. Friday is my 34th wedding anniversary so tell her they are an anniversary gift to myself?
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themidge
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by themidge

RyanH wrote:I was literally accelerating downhill as I was trying to brake.
Surely they can't be that bad, that's either a very very steep hill, or brakes so weak they're basically earrings for your bike.

I do get the impression though, from reading reviews of Gravitas's, that they're not the greatest brakes Ted ever made. In general, you hear much better things about the 0G and -G models (my -G's are perfectly functional, and great for the weight).

hannawald
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by hannawald

So is there any riding experience with them? Cheaper than eebrakes, how do they compare? Are they similar to Shimano (standard mount) or much worse? Thanks!

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by uraqt

I have them and I like them...I have about + - 500 miles on them... but I also started using a new rims and new brake pads at the same time. So I can't really compare to anything .. I am using 1400-dicut-oxic with Swissstop BXP pads.. and the rims are still chewing through the pads. Still getting used to the set-up, today just tried some really quick stops on big descents the full set-up worked well.

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Nefarious86
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by Nefarious86

To be fair I think that combo of rim and pad would make even the worst brakes seem useable.
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rlpaul
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by rlpaul

I had an old set of the Zero Gravities a number of years ago, and while they weren't scary, panic stops weren't particularly inspiring. They are different looking, in a good way I think. I'd use them on a hill climb bike, but probably not my daily bike. Hopefully the newer versions are better - certainly seems like there's been a few revisions. The arms certainly look beefier than my old set, so should be stiffer.

If they have reached DA level of stopping power as claimed, then that's a huge improvement over the set I used.

Grog
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by Grog

I’m a happy Lekki 8 user. Been riding Ted’s brakes for many years. The Lekki’s are very nice brakes, they are quite strong, especially considering how light they are. Easy enough setup, especially if one is familiar with Ciamillo brakes.
I must say that Ewa and Ted are taking customer service to high levels. They are responsive and courteous.

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by Marin

Welcome to the forum Grog!

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