KCNC Dual Pivot Brakes

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can the quick release left away if you're riding campa ?

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If the price will be confirmer, it will be a very interesting product!

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by ericm

Dual-pivot, a real multi-position QR, an adjuster that can be operated while riding, and light weight: yow!

I think I'll be buying a set.

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no info on the kcnc website yet

i was killing myself to save up some money for some negative g brakes voor my force shifters
but it seems like i can save some money and weight if i go kcnc

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Sorry I can't give too much info today as I don't have enough miles on them to really know what I think.

I will say that it's not a typical dual pivot design. One arm has a stem that sits in another channel on the 2nd arm so that arms cannot move independently. This seems to keep the arms moving equally on both sides as you apply the brake.

I'll get a full review up on Thursday or Friday of this week(I'm still trying them with different wheels and braking surfaces).

Since it's the off-season and team sponsors are being lax Phil Zajicek is having a set put on his race bike this week, so I look forward to getting some good feedback from him.

Here's a couple of pics for now.
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ridley86 wrote:can the quick release left away if you're riding campa ?


can you anwser this question madcow. I realy don't like the look of that qr and don't see the point while riding campa

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Madcow,

I for one would be very interested in your review, as you have had experience with other lightweight brakes and your reviews tend to be more impartial than others. Let us know how these brake with alloy and CF rims in different riding conditions and if possible during wet conditions.

If these brake like my DA, I'll be the first to get a set, assuming that FWB will be the first to carry them.
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ridley86 wrote:
ridley86 wrote:can the quick release left away if you're riding campa ?


can you anwser this question madcow. I realy don't like the look of that qr and don't see the point while riding campa


It could be possible but would require some machining to make a substitute. The pinchbolt mounts directly to the QR, so removing the QR would require a new way to mount the pinch bolt.

HanSolo wrote:Madcow,

I for one would be very interested in your review, as you have had experience with other lightweight brakes and your reviews tend to be more impartial than others. Let us know how these brake with alloy and CF rims in different riding conditions and if possible during wet conditions.

If these brake like my DA, I'll be the first to get a set, assuming that FWB will be the first to carry them.
That's what I'm working on. However this being the desert don't expect me to do a wet test until monsoon season next summer(it probably will only rain once in the next 4 months)

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@madcow

Send them to me i can test them in rain :P when it rains in Cyprus ... probably in December , summer 12 months here !

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Once again Madcow comes up with the goods. :D

I too look forward to your reviews also.

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I finally had enough miles on them to finish my review. Included brakes: Ax Orion, Kcnc, M5, Negative gravity and Zero gravity.

Sorry I couldn't find what I did with my frm brakes.

You can find the review here: http://fairwheelbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4289

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by Theros

Cool review madcow! Nicely written.

I'm not sure about the overall rating though, because each brake has his own target group with certain wishes and things they don't mind. The test criteria are fine though, just think that every user/buyer has his own opinion on what criteria are important and what not.
Edit: Whoops, I saw you already mentioned this, sorry didn't read carefully enough.

Have you weighed the brakes with pads & holders btw? Very curious about that!

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Great review.

When will FWB have the KCNC's in stock?

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by GrahamB

Excellent, fair review.


I want some :lol:
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very nice review madcow. I think i'm gonnna go for some kcnc in the future polished of course.

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