Strange, as my EE brakes weighed 189 grams WITH pads. Where did you get that extra mass from?Vuong05 wrote:In terms of weight difference, my EE brakes were 190g vs 142g from the fibula (both weights are without pads).
mythical wrote:Strange, as my EE brakes weighed 189 grams WITH pads. Where did you get that extra mass from?NiFTY wrote:In terms of weight difference, my EE brakes were 190g vs 142g from the fibula (both weights are without pads).
You are absolutely correct, that weight is with pads. Must have copied and paste the wrong weight when I made the post. The EE brakes are 169g without pads, so 27g heavier than the Fibula brakes.
jooo wrote:Re: Planet X/Feather/Token brakes
You know how the cable pinch bolt works right?
Yeah, sure. Doesn't work well for me as I have to use the adjuster nut to get enough clearance to pull the cable out. Not a huge deal, but an annoyance compared with other brakes that you just flip the lever and they come out.
Cielo by Chris King Cross Racer
*I have yet to ride a pair of brakes that didn't have any flex. This doesn't mean they don't stop well. Different brakes just flex at different points. I found this adjustment gave me a much, much better feel about these brakes.
Favourites for performance alone are SR11 and Fibulas (both in the double pivot rear option) - both have the stopping power of DA7900 but with better modulation.
I'm getting grumpier and more pragmatic with age so now demand better performing brakes than my early WW days - only brakes that work nowadays.
The SR11's are on the century bike and the Fibula's are on the WW bike.
If I was an engineer and starting afresh I would definitely give the EE's a go - nothing but good reports - unfortunately I am an architect and I refuse to put something that looks like a toilet cistern fitting on my bike. Form follows function but there is a limit!
KCNC are great value for money but a little lacking in power and modulation - probably locked them up more than any other brake.
Ax3000 are surprisingly good for their weight but too fragile for me and just not enough stopping power for hills.
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