Ciamillo GSL Micro or Kcnc C7 - weight? performance?

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

What would you choose for a ww bike and 60kg rider.

Currently on planet-x cnc and looking to lose weight. Braking power is ample.

I found the gsl micros for 150usd and I think I can get a pair of Kcnc c7 for around 100-120usd if I am patient.

Ee/thm/ax are kind of out of the price range and ee aren't much lighter than the PlanetX I have now. At least with Kcnc I'll make a dent in the weight department. Sure the quality isn't great but I don't have problems braking right now so I could take a small cut in braking power and have what I need.

dereksmalls
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by dereksmalls

EE will stop you better than all of them though, especially the C7 and the Planet X.

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Lewn777
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by Lewn777

I think I'd leave it, you have the best bang for the buck in terms of weight and power. Planet X are only poor in terms of inital set-up, and if they are set-up well and working well, I'd leave them unless you have big money to switch to EE.

Personally I'd only use EE (from reputation) or Dura-Ace (slimmed down with titanium bolts but still quite hefty from experience). I've used Planet X, they're not that bad and certainly have a better reputation than the KCNC.

Wookski
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by Wookski

dereksmalls wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:54 am
EE will stop you better than all of them though, especially the C7 and the Planet X.
Agree- EE’s are the best performing rim brakes on the market (modulation and power) with none of the drawbacks of other lightweight solutions.

alcatraz
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by alcatraz

They'll lighten the wallet real nice too. :lol:

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