Dammit wrote:Forgive me if this has been covered before- I am looking at some HED Stinger 9's, but the 28mm brake track is a concern.
Craig at EE has said that my (first gen) brakes won't work with those rims- which lightweight but powerful brakes will?
The second gen EEs will work.
Camillo brakes now ship with wide rim cams and Lo pro pad holders as stock..
The THM and AX brakes both look to have plenty of clearance too
From what I can tell all the older more developed aftermarket brakes are up to the job.
Is anyone running Stinger 9's with the second gen EE's and DA Di2 levers?
Just for a bit of reassurance before I pull the trigger on a new pair of brake calipers and a new pair of wheels?
http://www.trpbrakes.com/category.php?p ... &catid=183
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Did Craig at EE say anything about how well 2nd and later generation EE brakes would work on those rims? You didn't mention that, and it would seem strange ("anti-marketing") if Craig didn't volunteer the information that later (to include current) generation EE brakes would work, if indeed they would.Dammit wrote:... Craig at EE has said that my (first gen) brakes won't work with those <HED Stinger 9 28mm brake track> rims ...
of the eebrake will not be accessible, but the eebrake will still yield very good braking power"
I asked Craig about this and he replied:
"The 7900 series lever have 20% less leverage than the others.
Wider rims (23mm +) on the 1st gen. (gray bushings) eebrakes create a slightly less leverage condition as well.
The combination of these 2 above make for the least leverage.
That said, I have not had complaints on lack of power on eebrakes.
I hope thar helps."
Which is why I'm asking if someone has 28mm rims, EE brakes and 7900 levers to get their impression of what the braking is like, as the above is all based on 23mm, so adding another 5mm to the rim width potentially moves us into a very different place.
The brakes have three quick release settings and I am at the second setting to have about 1 mm clearance at the brake track. The third setting opens up the brakes to about 26-27mm to allow the wheels to be removed.
Modulation and feathering the brakes is light and very controllable. Full braking power is also very powerful but I have not had the need to use them in that manner. But, the HED. C2 rims are aluminum and not carbon.
2013 Parlee Z1 with DA 9070
2013 Lynskey Helix OS II with SRAM Red
If the planets align and I get all the parts (looks like some Gen II EE's have just fallen through, sadly) I'll report back.
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