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BoSoxYacht 02-22-14 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 16517814)

Those are so pretty, but I wonder if they work as well as 6800 brakes.

SpeshulEd 02-22-14 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 16517990)
Those are so pretty, but I wonder if they work as well as 6800 brakes.

I'm curious to hear what they're replacing and how they compare. I know the planet x brakes are pretty light, but are the grams really worth it.

BoSoxYacht 02-22-14 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16518528)
I'm curious to hear what they're replacing and how they compare. I know the planet x brakes are pretty light, but are the grams really worth it.

I'm curious because I have a new pair of 6800 brakes(unused), but I wouldn't mind selling them.

These look nice, but do they work well?

rjones28 02-22-14 08:15 PM

They're not replacing anything. New project. My other bike has Tektro R538s.

rjones28 02-22-14 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 16518568)
I'm curious because I have a new pair of 6800 brakes(unused), but I wouldn't mind selling them.

These look nice, but do they work well?

@bianchi10 started a thread about them http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...tures-and-info)

zacster 02-22-14 09:07 PM

A whole new array of stuff for my commuter:

Shimano 3N72 Dynamo hub
Mavic XM317 rims for both front and rear
Wheelsmith DB spokes
XT M770 V-Brakes
XT M786 Rear Derailleur - 10 speed Dyna Sys
Deore M591 Shifters
Deore M610 Brake levers
Deore 11-34 Cassette
KMC 10 sp Chain
Planet Bike clip-on fenders
Busch & Muller CYO Premium dynamo light.

It rides like a brand new bike now. It was a 1990 Trek 7000 that I upgraded and it was mostly all original LX 7sp gear. Some of it is still on the bike. I did all the work myself, including building the wheels. The rear was built on the original LX hub.

rekmeyata 02-22-14 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 16518568)
I'm curious because I have a new pair of 6800 brakes(unused), but I wouldn't mind selling them.

These look nice, but do they work well?

I've never owned them but the reviews are all 5 star and they look similar to what Pauls Engineering use to make and also like Ciamillo makes. They look just as stout, if not more so, as any of the standard fair.

bianchi10 02-22-14 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 16517990)
Those are so pretty, but I wonder if they work as well as 6800 brakes.

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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16518528)
I'm curious to hear what they're replacing and how they compare. I know the planet x brakes are pretty light, but are the grams really worth it.

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.

nastystang 02-23-14 01:37 AM

Do they work as well as 6800's
No they don't. I replaced a set of those with 6800's and braking improved with less effort. The Planet X are good brakes but I get more stopping confidence with the 6800's just not as sexy looking.
I would own them again though if I wanted to go for the looks and still have reasonable braking .

SpeshulEd 02-23-14 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 16518911)
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.

Silvercivic27 02-23-14 09:33 AM

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.

nastystang 02-23-14 09:45 AM

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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)

bianchi10 02-23-14 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 (Post 16519513)
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.

Silvercivic27 02-23-14 10:12 AM

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.

SpeshulEd 02-23-14 11:06 AM

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.

rjones28 02-23-14 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 (Post 16519601)
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.

nastystang 02-23-14 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 16519739)
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.

zymphad 02-23-14 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16519708)
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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Originally Posted by RJM (Post 16515939)
wtf is with that shark saddle?


The claim is that you shove the fin into your ass and it keeps you straighter on the saddle. I'd rather something a little misaligned than having that up my ass. It's been sent to UCI for approval, would love to see it in TdF.

Kamau 02-23-14 09:44 PM

Zipties to clean up computer wire

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4211c9e3.jpg

BoSoxYacht 02-24-14 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 16519579)
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.

SpeshulEd 02-24-14 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 16521471)
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! :)

bahula03 02-24-14 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 16521471)
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.

:roflmao2:I'll add that to the "signs of the apocalypse" list.

Long Tom 02-24-14 01:34 AM

Every fool has his minute.

I bought a $99 Lezyne carbon/Ti multitool.

bianchi10 02-24-14 06:36 AM

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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 16521471)
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

bbattle 02-24-14 06:59 AM

Ordered a Trek Domane 5.2 today.


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