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Direct mount brakes? Experiences?

Old 07-20-20, 10:53 AM
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Direct mount brakes? Experiences?

this may be more for mechanics, but C&V has a broad tent and superior knowledge in general LOL

has anyone had experiences with the shimano direct mount road brakes? Good, Bad, other ?
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I used them on a carbon tri bike that I was going through for a friend. They seemed to work well. Setup was easy enough, but I've heard people whine about it. I don't think they felt any stiffer or mushier than a traditional dual-pivot or centerpull. I just thought they were nifty. They're probably lighter, but I can't imagine I'd notice.

Dual-pivot sidepull brakes are just folded-up centerpulls in disguise with some added mechanisms for centering. Direct-mount brakes just bring dual-pivots closer to their centerpull roots, and add in a constructeur-y element with the pivots integral to the frame. Just another way the high-end is going back to (some of) its roots, in France in the '40s.
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I had to look up "direct mount", and it seems to be way Alex Singer, among others, has been mounting brakes for the best part of a century:

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