and put in a search for - Dia-Compe BRS200 Road Calliper Brake - this will direct you to the BRS200 caliper which sells for £17.49. I use them on my 14.5lb Principia and have just came back from a week in Mallorca and with descents at
70+kph they stopped me just fine.
I have upgraded mine with better pads and some Ti/Alloy bolts I had in my spares box.
If you are feeling flush with cash then splash out on the - Dia-Compe BRS9000 Ti Road Calipers - and for £39.95 you get a 125g brake.
Also, lighten up your Dura ace rear mech with an SRP Alloy bolt (less than a Tenner) and save 9g (my Dura ace r/mech weighs 186g).
And finally, is anyone else using the Nokon STI concealed cables? (see pic) I think they are really slick looking - what do you guys think?
You'll probably hit it before you you can slow down enough to avoid it!
If it's light it's not always sh*te
staggerlee wrote:I'm 76kg and am a pretty hardcore descender (57mph was my top speed ever!!)...
hm.... that isn't sooooo fast. or? over 60mph i had sometimes. o.k. i'm living between the alps. here i've got some hot downhills, and i would say that i'm also a little hardcore descender.
sorry, for off-topic
Though they aren't that light I am sticking with my Mavic SSC brakes. I am on a waiting list for the AX ones but will probably chicken out when it's time to come up with the large wad of cash. Hard to justify the price when my employer is at or past the point of going under.
staggerlee wrote:For all you out there who want lighter brakes but can't afford the unaffordable ones, check out www.wiggle.co.uk
Good Tip! these are the basis for both the FRM and the Cane Creek brakes, so if you have access to Al or Ti bolts and nuts you can make a nice lightweight inexpensive brake from these!
Marlboro Man wrote:Guys, there's a bloke in Andover who can do you most of the SRP shebang. All he can't do for shimano is the full srp brake kit. He's got everything else I think
Do you have any contact details for him?
Given the flatish roads around here, plus my previous good experiance of single pivot brakes, and the cost of other lightweight versions I thought I'd buy a pair and put them away for the new bike build later this year.
I'll post actual weights when they arrive.
I don't know of any other shops that sell these brakes at this price and as Wiggle don't post abroad I can only suggest one other option. If you were to order from Wiggle and deliver to me I will send them to you in Denmark. If you can mail me direct, we can exchange addresses and sort something out.
You can totally trust me on this.
I have been to Wiggle's homepage and found some items I'm interested in.
- 2 pcs of Specialized Rib Cage Pro, bottlecage, White
- Dia-compe BRS9000 Ti road calipers, front and rear
- Continental Grand Prix Attack/Force tyres
Grand total price of 134,51 Pounds!!!
What would be Your price including sending these items to Denmark, I will pay when i receive the goods !!
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