Velofreak wrote:awesome price!! could you comment about performance compared to a dula pivot shimano brake?
I personally have minimal experience with them. maybe 5 miles so far. I think the spring is stiffer than the Ultegra, but the modulation seems to have a very slight "squishier" feeling. When I say SLIGHT, I do mean slight. Paired with the green swiss stop pads they seem to perform very well. I felt that that more I close the barrel the "tighter" and harder it would brake, not just effect how far away the pads were from the wheel.
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I have a set of these brakes:
They have no power, and the feel of the lever is very soft.
Is this normal on these brakes? Are they just bad? Did i set them up wrong? Using some rubber carbon brake pads i cant remember where i bought or what brand it is...
Should i start saving for a Kcnc C7?
Personally I have good experiences with M5 and EE brakes.
Bit more expensive, but worth every penny when it comes to performance!
I have only had cheap tektro, cheap cannondale and these cheap planet-x brakes.. They all felt horrible compared to some of my mates brakes. They have only normal weight brakes. EDIT My friends brakes: 105, Dura-Ace, Ultegra, Centaur and TRP i think
That being said - you have to make sure to use decent pads, and tighten the cable stop very tightly. If you aren't deforming the cable, its probably not tight enough. If the cable stop slips, which I've seen on two separate installations, the brake just feels like you can't really crank down on it, lacking power. Bad pads are also the source of many braking problems. Additionally, braking on carbon is going to usually be worse off than aluminum, but depends greatly on pad and rim choice as much or more than the choice of brakes.
If you're going to save up, get eebrakes if you want light and powerful.
Check setup, get swissstop green pads.
oops just saw you're on carbon wheels, in that case don't get swissstop green, get blacks or reynolds cryo
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