Join Date: Jun 2011
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Avid Juicy brake cup and cones, inferior material?
Having tightened the bolts on the caliper mounts quite a few times in the last two years, i have just noticed one of the cup/cone washers has a crack clear through it. Upon closer inspection it looks to me as if they are made of die-cast metal! Also, when i dismantled a SRAM X-7 trigger shifter, to find that the ratchet hook had broken away from the ratchet plate, the ratchet plate also appears to be made from die-cast metal. Is this the case? that they use this cheap weak metal? Is it standard practice throughout the whole SRAM/Avid range to use this crap? Or am i wrong? And it's really a strong alloy?