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    Good Front Brake for Fixed Geard/Single Speed

    I am about to get a fixed gear/single speed bike, specifically the Kilo TT. I was wondering what everyone recommends as a good front brake, but not to expensive.

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    klp14klp

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    Fixed-gear roadie JacoKierkegaard's Avatar
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    I think a lot of people have said they're satisfied with that Tektro kit from BikeIsland.
    2008 Masi Speciale Fixed

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    I don't know what qualifies as "not too expensive," but I like Cane Creek's brake for $97 msrp:

    http://www.canecreek.com/sl-dual-piv...er-brakes.html

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    Single pivots look nicer but dual pivots are better stoppers.
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    had a similar question few days ago. discussion here and here.
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    Titanium Zero Gravity brakes.
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    And I can't help but lol at the "heavier-set" riders I see on the trails riding around on $5000 speed machines. Nothing funnier than someone paying $4000 to shave 5 lbs when they're packing an extra 50...

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    I have the tektro brake kit, it works, 34$ too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmio View Post
    I have the tektro brake kit, it works, 34$ too.
    I use this as well. The pads don't seem to be the best, but it does what it's supposed to do.

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    Ask at your LBS, they probably have some old dual-pivot calipers sitting around for $10 or less, they can help with a cable/lever too. Not sure if you're new to this, but a brake is something you want to have installed correctly the first time. Relying on a brake that won't work is worse than riding brakeless in the first place.

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