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Old 03-31-08, 05:40 PM   #1
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Brakes, Cane Creek vs Shimano

I have a Fuji Professional 2.0 with Cane Creek SCR-5 brakes. Will I get better performance by
switching to Ultegra?

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Old 03-31-08, 10:40 PM   #2
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Change out the stock pads for something better first. If that's not enough of an improvement, then spend the bling on other calipers.
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Old 04-01-08, 08:08 AM   #3
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My $1000 range Lemond came with decent calipers. No name stamped on the shiny finish but they work. After the replaceable pads wore, I replaced them with Ultegra shoes ($10). I priced the replacement inserts, $30?....I go the entire shoe for $10 and the pad material is thicker!

Well I installed them and they wrok great. Didn't need fancy calipers. I have other bikes with Ultegra, 105's and such. These just as well. I'm 240 so I get pretty good speeds (45 mph) while descending on mountain rides. Perfectly fine for stopping my body mass. I can't understand when I hear liteweight guys talking about upgrading to Dura Ace cause the Ultegra is weak. I've read plenty of these posts and not many even ride in the mountains!

If you have extra money and want the bling bling, then go for it!
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Old 04-01-08, 08:39 AM   #4
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I have ultegra front, scr-5 rear on one of my bikes. They feel the same.
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Old 04-01-08, 11:11 AM   #5
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Cane creek and shimano brakes are similar in my opinion. I have managed to wear out a crane creek brake set but I have not worn out a shimano.
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Old 04-01-08, 05:51 PM   #6
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I have SCR-5 brakes and had to change the pads due to metal shards from the rim getting embedding into the pads. I think the rubber compound is too hard. I switched to Kool Stop Dura Type pads and they are 100x better.
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