Zero Gravity Spring Problem

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bmacattak
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by bmacattak

I have a set of Zero Gravity brakes and somehow unbeknownst to me the spring has been bent and frequently pops out of the spring holes. I am wondering if you can replace the Ti spring or what other options/suggestions do you have. Thanks!

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divve
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by divve

It could also be part of the regular wear and tare of those brakes. I'm sure ZG can set you up with a new spring though.

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by alienator

divve wrote:It could also be part of the regular wear and tare of those brakes. I'm sure ZG can set you up with a new spring though.


Yup. It's also possible that your brakes are part of the batch that left the factory with springs that were a bit short.

Call ZG or email them.

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by Juanmoretime

Zero's have a 5 year warranty so I would definitely contact them.
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pritchet74
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by pritchet74

I had this problem & ZG took care of it - AMAZING customer service!

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by clingenpeel

I had the exact same problem...email them, and they will take care of it.

Great customer service

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Same with me, I contacted the UK distributor and sent my faulty rear brake back to him and he sent me a completely new one.

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by canisestinvia

Haha, bmacattak is my buddy; he's borrowing my road bike, equipped obviously with ZGs. I'm betting he breathed a huge sigh of relief to find out the guys over at ZG have great customer service. I would have rained all sorts of hell upon him if my precious bike were hurt.

Thanks for replies from everyone. This forum's always been a ton of help for me, and I knew he could count on you guys for support.

Quick question: what brakepad type do I buy for zero gravities? Is it campy style or shimano? They're needing a set of swiss stop yellows by now.

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by alienator

canisestinvia wrote:Quick question: what brakepad type do I buy for zero gravities? Is it campy style or shimano? They're needing a set of swiss stop yellows by now.


Shimano style.

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Alienator: Aren't they Campy syle? Just fitted mine (06 model) with Zipp pads for Campy. At least that's what the mechanic said: Campy.
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by dolophonic

i used shimano style.
I have to say i really like my zero g's..way more modulation.

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journeymonk wrote:Alienator: Aren't they Campy syle? Just fitted mine (06 model) with Zipp pads for Campy. At least that's what the mechanic said: Campy.


Mea culpa. I was dismembering well. I got my memories of Mavic SSC pads mixed up with ZG pads.

ZG pads are Campy style.

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I'm sure the pads I fitted were called Campag 2000.

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by Antlue

I had a pair of 05's.
After 6 months - 2000 km's - the front spring kept popping out of the retaining hole.
No matter what I did - bending the spring, straightening the spring, nothing worked - it just kept popping out especially under moderate braking.
Not good when riding in the city!
I emailed ZG about this last year - they took the brakes back no questions asked - sent me a brand new 06 set within a week - Now how's that for customer service.
The new springs in the 06 set has not budged since I installed them 5000 km's ago.
Hope this helps.

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just an update. ZG replaced the faulty brake. So that is awesome!

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