NEW! '09 EE Brakes!

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mythical
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And they say you can't judge a book by it's cover... Totally untrue for bike parts it seems! :?

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by keevohn

EE = Excessive Engineering? :wink:

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by FreaK

I agree, total boat anchor :lol:

Actually they remind me of a design i had in mind.
I don't like that you have to feed the brake cable through two holes, but that's ok.
it's actually possible to come to the conclusion even before realising it makes no sense at all
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by Tubes6al4v

They look pretty cool. And on the right build it would complete that sort of "industrial" look. I tend to find that it is all about simplifying. I am sure that these can apply a good load of force, but the number of mechanical members (as others have pointed out) makes me worry a little bit about vibrations and maintenance.

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Kind of retro design from the beginning of 20 th century. I like them, but just to see in pics.
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Biomechanical spreadsheet. Sizing&Fitting.

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... 8e319d185b

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addicted wrote:Ugly. (Just my opinion!).


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by Rasmus

At first I thought they looked at bit massive, clunky, big, etc. but after having fiddled with them I actually like them. They're smaller than I'd anticipated. I'll see if I can grab a shot of them next to some other brake set tomorrow.
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I'm in an argumentative mood (which is not rare these days)... :grin:

First of all, Rasmus, can't wait to see your findings. I'm glad you also jumped on the bandwagon, making whatever is stated about EE brakes that bit more credible. :roll:

Apart from the EE's looks, which it seems are either loved or hated, there are some advantages to these brakes over others. Don't like their looks? Don't buy 'em! :evil:

I ditched KCNCs for regular Shimano's since KCNCs caused me accidents otherwise avoided with 'heavier' makes. Also, my KCNCs' pivots started to squeak within weeks. I'm willing to give EEs a shot! :)

Sure, EE brakes have lotsa parts but it's the total is greater than the sum of its parts. All those parts are made to purpose. Just look at a rear derailleur. The EEs pivots are self-lubricating, fit to the highest possible tolerances and once mounted shouldn't be less than simply a joy to ride.

Maintenance on the EEs:
- If they become dirty, just hose them down.
- Even the pads can be swapped without tools! Brilliant! :D

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by mises

It's the son of Kronos/shimano AX/Delta! Could be a lot lighter if they used something like the old AX brakes to actuate rather than the rube goldberg pivot arm maze on top.

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Here is a picture of them next to a SRAM red brake to compare the size. http://www.flickr.com/photos/72276612@N ... 490517563/

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you cannot judge until you have used them. i’ll be installing a set later today, will give first look review early next week and a multi hundred k follow up down the road.

but first in hand impressions, confidence is running very very high indeed.

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I'd try them if they came in a rainbow of colours.
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by ericm

A M55+ racer in the Everest Challenge last weekend had a set of these.

It looks like the quick release is all or nothing. One of the things I like about standard brakes is the ability to use the QR as a wide-range adjustment for when you break a spoke.

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Great pix Troy! A friend of mine who is also an amateur photographer sends his specific appreciation to you. :thumbup:

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