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    Clipless in Coeur d'Alene twocicle's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by chojn1 View Post
    Just a little update on my setup:

    The 180 mm Hope floating rotor will not work correctly with the TRP Spyre. The floating rivets are too close to the braking surface and will scrape on the Spyre's caliper/pads. I played around with the different washers and mounts and did get it to fit. But, ultimately, I was not comfortable with the odd angle and slightly reduced braking surface the new setup entails. So these rotors are going back.

    CJ
    Would you be able to provide an exact picture of that rotor in question? There is sometimes a little confusion over which Hope floating rotor works and which does not. The Hope Sawtooth floating does not work, where as the one in #319 posted above works fine as the rivets are much lower.

    The Hope website is not very clear either, but you can see from the pictures that the rotor with the smooth outer edge has the rivets lower than those with the sawtooth/jagged edge. See: http://www.hopetech.com/product/disc-rotors/
    Last edited by twocicle; 07-24-14 at 05:22 PM.

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    Senior Member chojn1's Avatar
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    Yep,
    I got that sawtooth rotor.

    Hope Rotor.jpg

    I just could not make it work.
    CJ

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    Ok, my final update on the Avid BB7 front squealing issue......have added about 300 more miles and the bulk of the squealing has diminished to an acceptable level. Rode with about 10 tandems in Ventura, CA last weekend and 70% of the tandems related various but similar squealing issues. Time seems to be the universal answer and cleaning the rotor and pads or changing pads(upgrading) was another solution with good results.

    At the end of the day......believe it to be a time and "wearing in" of this particular brake setup. Braking is more than sufficient when tested on grades of 8-10% downhills with speeds of up to 48 mph.

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    Clipless in Coeur d'Alene twocicle's Avatar
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    Much the same as with the Avid BB7, I've been finding the Spyre return spring tension to be a little less than ideal to take up all the wire slack and provide a nice taught lever feel. The Spyre actuator arm seems to have some forward/back slop in it which results in very little wire pull. Then, if I tighten the wire enough to my liking, the actuator arm stays too far forward, resulting in brake drag. I rechecked the brake wire run from the front lever to rear and that is very slick without any stickiness.

    I'm just chalking this up to the issue being the bane of mechanical (wire) brakes, and installed an inline spring in the same fashion as I used to do with the BB7.. between the cable stop and the actuator arm. Works like a charm again and with that firm brake lever feel I like so much.

    I can't recall if either of the Spyre 1 or 2 (the latter being the recall replacement version) had that actuator arm slop when new out of the box. Meanwhile, perhaps other owners might want to keep an eye on their calipers too, so we get a bigger sample of feedback from the group.
    Last edited by twocicle; 08-11-14 at 03:26 PM.

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    I had to do the same thing(add the helper spring) on my cx bike with spyres. Curiously I didn't have to with the rear BB7 on the tandem.

    Quote Originally Posted by twocicle View Post
    Much the same as with the Avid BB7, I've been finding the Spyre return spring tension to be a little less than ideal to take up all the wire slack and provide a nice taught lever feel. The Spyre actuator arm seems to have some forward/back slop in it which results in very little wire pull. Then, if I tighten the wire enough to my liking, the actuator arm stays too far forward, resulting in brake drag. I rechecked the brake wire run from the front lever to rear and that is very slick without any stickiness.

    I'm just chalking this up to the issue being the bane of mechanical (wire) brakes, and installed an inline spring in the same fashion as I used to do with the BB7.. between the cable stop and the actuator arm. Works like a charm again and with that firm brake lever feel I like so much.

    I can't recall if either of the Spyre 1 or 2 (the latter being the recall replacement version) had that actuator arm slop when new out of the box. Meanwhile, perhaps other owners might want to keep an eye on their calipers too, so we get a bigger sample of feedback from the group.

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    For my rear Spyre, I just got a set of Jagwire DCA016 : Mountain Sport brake pads, as they were recommended by the LBS. Whoa, Nellie, these seem to add real power. They are steel backed, and aren't particularly light, but they provide a lot of confidence. Whisper quiet too. I'm sure I've seen more impressive $20 upgrades, but I can't recall any.



    With these pads, it seems that serious engagement requires less lever travel. If your Spyre is mushy or weak, I'd recommend giving these a shot.

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