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Old 03-02-09, 09:40 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-02-09, 09:44 PM   #2
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I think a lot of people have said they're satisfied with that Tektro kit from BikeIsland.
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Old 03-03-09, 02:39 AM   #3
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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.
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Titanium Zero Gravity brakes.
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I have the tektro brake kit, it works, 34$ too.
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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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