lekki 8 clones

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A lekki 8 brake clones appeared on aliexpress:
https://pl.aliexpress.com/item/1005003081042664.html
at least they offer a buyers protection ;-)
joking aside i am really curious if there is any difference

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More trustworthy and reputable than the originals at the least.

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These are $60 more but look the same. Probably a better buy because the price includes music. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 484ejBrxtu

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I'd love to know why they've priced them so high. It's very, very ambitious for a Chinese copy. Maybe they are worth it, and they work. Or maybe they are building demand with an attention-grabbing price, hoping to get lots of orders when they halve the price next month? I might even have to buy some to find out. It's not as if brakes are really necessary - you can always put your feet down.

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I think that the price will fall as soon as they became more widespread. i would wait at least an month.
my theory about what happend here is that it may be a contractual issue between lekki (ciamillo) and oem - they did not meet yearly moq and now the oem is free to sell on its own.

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Don't love that sliding pivot cut directly into the carbon sheet, I'd expect it to wear open over time.

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I suspect so, but you never know.. I Had one pair of genuine ones wich i have sold and one more genuine aluminium Version wich i sold too. I will definitely try to get my hands on one pair as soon as the price settles

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600 USD for a set of two, i would easily go for EE brakes over these.
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I assume it was 300 USD. Sure 600 is overkill.

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xsnailx wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:53 pm
I assume it was 300 USD. Sure 600 is overkill.

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https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 484ejBrxtu
It says single item. Maybe they mean it's a single item as one set aka one pair?
I would ask before i placed an order...
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The first link posted clearly states ‘1 pair’ when you scroll down to package contents. The second link is less clear and on top of that also requires a minimum purchase of 5 ‘boxes’.

Never hurts to ask, of course.

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eurostar wrote:Is it the same as the real one? https://www.roadbikereview.com/threads/ ... ew.381565/
I don’t think they are. The photos on Ali aren’t great but the edges of the carbon looks different, as does the spring assembly. The bolts are also different (hex v star)

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Anyone took the plunged and order a set? Wondering if these clone are good? The original Lekki8 has issues with parts breaking.

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Everyone's waiting for someone to order and share feedback :D
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