AERO brakes

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
wally318
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by wally318

machinenoise, what I'm seein is Tula bars/levers w/ M5 brakes not...the Omega's.
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Mikmik
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by Mikmik

I LOVE my Tula bars :) yes I do but man have I had difficulty in getting my rear brakes to work properly after the 5 or so bends it goes through by the time it hits the calliper. Nokon cable has worked the bestest so far to solve the issue and still then it's dissappointing. You use the front brakes to slow down I know but I would have like to emulate the breaking performance of a roadie.....wishful thinking. I doubt the Omega would solve the issue but I will most likely still buy it for the front.
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by Mikmik

So does anyone 'feel' that much faster with them? :lol:
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Stalkan
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by Stalkan

I do, because I trust my brakes now. Does that have anything to do with aero, well no. However, whenever the white paper comes out I am sure it will show the aero benefit. Outside of that they fit the widest rims (my Stingers are 28mm) easily adjust between all rim widths without having to adjust cable length or tension. The only downside to that is you cannot do it on the fly, so if you swap wheels mid race you may be out of luck. Since this is weight weenies they are reasonably light at 248g per set including all hardware and pads.

So, lets check the list:

Aero
Powerful
Light
Reasonably Priced
Aesthetically pleasing :wink:

Not sure you could go wrong with the Omega on any build.

thisisatest
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by thisisatest

HammerTime2 wrote:
thisisatest wrote:with regard to the eebrakes, i talked to craig about a year and a half ago suggesting a fairing (carbon of course) that could snap into the main pivot holes. one could even incorporate the return spring into it, giving it actual purpose and technically being uci legal (not that i care about that...)
i may try to make that myself.
How much weight do you figure that will add to a pair? This is WW, and adding weight will take away some bragging rights for the manufacturer, since aero claims may not "sell" as well as weight.


i dunno, a carbon spring/fairing vs steel wire spring might be a wash. aero+light weight, and your wallet gets lighter too!


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by Juanmoretime

Andy,

I had seen the link yesterday over at Slowtwitch. Some very impressive work by you. I sent a link to a team mate/friend who is a physics professor and the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana. He said other that a behind the bottom bracket or integrated in the fork nothing would create less drag. He also gave a kudo's to Nick's design.

Thank you for sharing here. I was going to but you beat me to it. :beerchug:
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Mikmik
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by Mikmik

Thank you!!

It appears that my fanatical fixation on chasing super max aero bike parts including minute parts like aero valve stem caps all comes to near on naught....as I have suspected....and should have taken in all the literature AND my own preaching of 'buy more coach time rather than parts' to go quicker. Though I still believe that in a TT it really does make a difference because you are going max-flat-out and well you might as well get the best time for your max effort. And if buying an aero brake calliper will save you 2 seconds then it was well worth spending but really, in the amateur scene in makes no sense to fork out that amount of dollars for that little time saving doesn't it.

....though I have lost 1st place by 1 second before in a 20km TT....ouch.
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Stuartclark1977
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by Stuartclark1977

Tri rig Omega ordered this morning, dispatched this afternoon 8)

Looking forward to adding it to the front of my Felt!
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koebes
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by koebes

has anybody already experience with the omegas? i would like to know how well they perform against the dura ace brakes (not aero wise, but brake performance).

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by BmanX

They are not going to be as good as a Dura-Ace brake or as good as my EE brakes but they are not that far off either. They are better than my KCNC CB1 brakes I had.
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daryl1
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by daryl1

Not as strong as DA for sure, I am using an omega on the front DA 7800 on the rear. One thing is that there seems to be a lot of toe in on one side, so I can't get it really close.

Good enough though, definitely not weak, but at the same time not really strong. I like to set my pads really close though and don't care much for modulation.

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by BmanX

create some shims and it should take care of things.
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by BeeSeeBee

koebes wrote:has anybody already experience with the omegas? i would like to know how well they perform against the dura ace brakes (not aero wise, but brake performance).


I've got a front one on my TT bike, but don't think I'd ever consider putting one on a road bike (where braking tends to be a bit more vital). They're fine for TT/Tri applications, but I wouldn't worry about the 2W savings for road.

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by Juanmoretime

Agree with all. My Omega brake is a better stopper than my Simkins Egg Brakes where but the Simkins modulated better. I do like the brake and feel it is well suited for a tt or triathlon bike. My road bike sports a set of Gravitas SL's.
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