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Thoughts on Formula Speed Lock system?

Old 03-16-16, 03:47 AM
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Thoughts on Formula Speed Lock system?

Has anybody actually used this? Speed Lock Valve Caliper Version ? Formula Brakes USA
Speed Lock Inline Style Valve ? Formula Brakes USA


Was considering trying this for a bike that I would like to build (cx/gravel grinder style with hydraulic discs) and travel with. From the website's description, it sounds like it would be a good match, but I haven't seen any feedback from people that have actually used it. Can it be used with Shimano hydraulic discs or do you have to use Formula's brakes?

"The Speed Lock Hose from Formula is a simple but innovative idea allowing you to disconnect your hydraulic lines and re-attach without having to bleed them. Opens new doors for shipping and traveling, servicing forks, internal hose routing and more.

The inline style positions the Speed Lock valve 20cm away from the brake lever allowing you to fine tune the length with standard bleed fittings.

Also available with the connector at the master cylinder or caliper. "
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Old 03-16-16, 06:05 PM
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Anybody?
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Old 03-17-16, 12:12 PM
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Here's a previous thread about it:
http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/10...ke-happen.html

The inline speedlock means brake compatibility isn't an issue, afaik.
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When would this be handy? Would you need to remove the fork for travel? If so, you could simply remove the caliper from the fork.
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It has been done before by other companies that were not making stuff for Bikes .. Goodridge as I recall ..


Maybe if you could put the break right close to your S&S coupler , is that even an Option?
probably rattle there thats why they only did end couplings.

I'll Pass.

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