What do you suggest...i weigh 77kg and ride pretty hard, I like the planet x ones from experience with
the swiss stop pads.
Ultegra's weigh lots more and KCNC ones are reportedly flexy.
Cielo by Chris King Cross Racer
http://fairwheelbikes.com/forum/viewtop ... 104&t=5620
In my experience, EE brakes are every bit as good or better than Red on my Reynolds Assault / Attack clinchers and Reynolds blue pads. I'm within a couple of kilos to your weight.
Pads are an integral part of braking. My experience with the first-gen (maybe the only gen?) of Zipp Tangente cork pads was scary - they neutered my Red brakes that otherwise are a top performer in tests and exceed for me with Reynolds blue pads.
Johnny Rad wrote:In my experience, EE brakes are every bit as good or better than Red on my Reynolds Assault / Attack clinchers and Reynolds blue pads. I'm within a couple of kilos to your weight.
But, EE brakes at over $600 are nowhere near the same league as the Ultegra, KCNC, and Planet X brakes at ~$150-250.
I've only used Ultegra's out of that lot but like mentioned before, they just work. They are definitely heavy but provide good stopping power and modulation. I've heard the same thing about KCNC brakes but I've been wanting to try out those Planet X brakes (or the same brakes under various names). The only issue I have with them is the design of the QR. Seems like a pain in the ***.
I first went with Planet-X, but a PITA to keep correctly adjusted. They may be OK on the flats but I was not confident on some long steep alpine descents.
Changed to KCNC C7's. Very happy with dual pivot, not going back to single pivot.
Note: I understand the earlier KCNC CB1s were flexy, but the C7s are OK for me.
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