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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    I still like mine a lot. I feel they are as good as the 6700 calipers I had. The 6700 maybe felt a bit Firmer, but they braking power is about the same IMO. At first, the Planet X calipers felt squishy but then I adjusted them and they feel great. I found that having them closer to the wheel helps them to not feel squishy.

    I went to order a set of the black one today for my buddy, but they are out of stock of the black sets in the US for now.

    Hmm, I'm tempted. I think the blue ones would look good on my bike.
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    The above is a common misconception in regard to brakes. You cannot tell a caliper's braking power based on feel. The aftermarket stuff certainly looks cool, but when it comes to function, it's really tough to beat Shimano calipers.

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    Getting these Williams 38 carbon clinchers for the new bike. The wheels will be here tomorrow and hopefully the bike this week( been a 4 week wait so far on the bike)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    The above is a common misconception in regard to brakes. You cannot tell a caliper's braking power based on feel. The aftermarket stuff certainly looks cool, but when it comes to function, it's really tough to beat Shimano calipers.
    ok, say it how you will then. Maybe I couldn't tell the braking POWER, but the overall feel was similar as long as I had them adjusted close to the braking surface. any difference or lack of was completely worth the weight savings for me.

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    That's cool, everyone is different. I personally am not willing to compromise function for weight anywhere on my bikes and especially when it comes to my brakes.

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    I have different brakes on all of my bikes...I honestly can't say any are better at stopping my bike than the other. Hmm, now I need to go do some testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    That's cool, everyone is different. I personally am not willing to compromise function for weight anywhere on my bikes and especially when it comes to my brakes.
    I don't care about the weight. I like the design, they weren't way more expensive than the Campy brakes I was considering, and folks that have them say good things about them.

    I don't think I'm compromising here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    I don't care about the weight. I like the design, they weren't way more expensive than the Campy brakes I was considering, and folks that have them say good things about them.

    I don't think I'm compromising here.
    Its not really a compromise the work great, on par with a set of 105 5700 brakes I had and really work well. And the fact that they really look good is a plus. Had I not switched over to Ultegra on my aluminum bike, I would still have them. I went through a everything must go with the theme phase and for no real good reason replaced them. I did not like the plastic nut provided to mount them to the frame and fork but other than that a great brake set for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    I have different brakes on all of my bikes...I honestly can't say any are better at stopping my bike than the other. Hmm, now I need to go do some testing.
    I like the 105 brakes a lot more than the Tektro brakes that I had. But could be Tetro brake pads are worthless compared to the Shimano pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    ok, say it how you will then. Maybe I couldn't tell the braking POWER, but the overall feel was similar as long as I had them adjusted close to the braking surface. any difference or lack of was completely worth the weight savings for me.
    There are much better places to cut weight on a bike than the brakes.

    Dumping those carbon wheels would drop even more weight, and improve your braking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    There are much better places to cut weight on a bike than the brakes.

    Dumping those carbon wheels would drop even more weight, and improve your braking.
    If you sell the enve's, let me know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    There are much better places to cut weight on a bike than the brakes.

    Dumping those carbon wheels would drop even more weight, and improve your braking.
    I'll add that to the "signs of the apocalypse" list.

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    Every fool has his minute.

    I bought a $99 Lezyne carbon/Ti multitool.
    Every time that wheel turn 'round,
    Bound to cover just a little more ground!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    There are much better places to cut weight on a bike than the brakes.

    Dumping those carbon wheels would drop even more weight, and improve your braking.
    I have yet to have a scare with my brakes. lol, not selling my wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    I have yet to have a scare with my brakes. lol, not selling my wheels
    It only takes one "scare" to become a statistic.


    I am only joking around, but saving weight at the expense of braking is a choice I'll never make.

    Honestly I don't see how you can sleep at night, knowing you could drop almost 300g by dumping those boat anchors that you call a "wheelset".
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    A few years behind everyone else but finally bought a Garmin. No more flat batteries on my mobile using GPS.

    Edge 200 is what I use as well. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    Edge 200 is what I use as well. Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    It only takes one "scare" to become a statistic.


    I am only joking around, but saving weight at the expense of braking is a choice I'll never make.
    Yeah but, as far as I can tell, you're operating under one of two assumptions: 1) when it comes to braking, more is always better or 2) the performance of this specific brake set doesn't reach the point where anything better is irrelevant. I don't think that either of those is a safe assumption, so who am I to criticize other for their choice?
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    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    Yeah but, as far as I can tell, you're operating under one of two assumptions: 1) when it comes to braking, more is always better or 2) the performance of this specific brake set doesn't reach the point where anything better is irrelevant. I don't think that either of those is a safe assumption, so who am I to criticize other for their choice?
    If these work as well as my Zero Gravity brakes worked on my old TT bike, there's not a chance in hell that I'd use them.

    Btw, I'm not criticizing anyone for their choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    Btw, I'm not criticizing anyone for their choice.
    There is no such thing as a stupid choice, only stupid people that make them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    Btw, I'm not criticizing anyone for their choice.
    Insinuating that their choice may result in their death seems like pretty sharp criticism to me -

    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    It only takes one "scare" to become a statistic.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    Insinuating that their choice may result in their death seems like pretty sharp criticism to me -
    Did you have a chance to read the next sentence? I think I clearly pointed out that I was only joking.


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