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Old 02-21-14, 06:20 PM
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3T Integra stem and garmin mount, a bit weighty at 195g

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wtf is with that shark saddle?
It isn't even April 1st yet
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Old 02-21-14, 08:25 PM
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what kinda riding is this made for lol!
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Old 02-21-14, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by kleng
3T Integra stem and garmin mount, a bit weighty at 195g

What kind of cables you using?
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Originally Posted by kleng
3T Integra stem and garmin mount, a bit weighty at 195g

As much as I like the idea, I have to say that it's a poor execution.
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Old 02-21-14, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Fat Cat Nasty
What kind of cables you using?
Yokozuna Reaction cable set

https://www.yokozunausa.com/recasy1.html
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Old 02-21-14, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht
As much as I like the idea, I have to say that it's a poor execution.
I don't think there is any other type of integrated stem at the moment, it's not a bad design but just heavy
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Old 02-21-14, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by kleng
Yokozuna Reaction cable set

https://www.yokozunausa.com/recasy1.html
I thought that was them I just installed the white version... So are they as good as everyone says they are? Seems like my sram red was easier to dial in.
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Originally Posted by Silvercivic27

the idea is to help the cyclist evenly distribute pressure across the two ischia (sit bones) and, to a lesser extent, the perineum.Their research showed that even when most cyclists felt comfortable, their weight was unevenly distributed across these areas, which led to decreased long term comfort and performance…The fin simply helps situate the rider properly. They say if you can feel it, you’re not positioned right. It’s not meant to, um, divide and conquer. There’s no need for your bike fitter to say “bend over and spread ‘em”. It’s simply there to facilitate a good position.How it works with existing chamois pads remains to be seen – we doubt they’re designed with this sort of stretch in mind, but could make for an interesting test.
https://www.bikerumor.com/2014/02/21/...our-sit-bones/



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Old 02-22-14, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Fat Cat Nasty
I thought that was them I just installed the white version... So are they as good as everyone says they are? Seems like my sram red was easier to dial in.
Yes they do have great performance, shifting is definitely better, but because they are compression less the brake outers are difficult to bend and at 5mm they don't fit the std ferrules.
Not light as some of the link style outers.
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Talk about "@$$ hatchet"!!!
This company needs to change their name to "@$$ axe", not Essax.

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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder
Talk about "@$$ hatchet"!!!
This company needs to change their name to "@$$ axe", not Essax.
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I recently purchased Hero MTB
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Planet X CNC calipers.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
Planet X CNC calipers.

Those are so pretty, but I wonder if they work as well as 6800 brakes.
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht
Those are so pretty, but I wonder if they work as well as 6800 brakes.
I'm curious to hear what they're replacing and how they compare. I know the planet x brakes are pretty light, but are the grams really worth it.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
I'm curious to hear what they're replacing and how they compare. I know the planet x brakes are pretty light, but are the grams really worth it.
I'm curious because I have a new pair of 6800 brakes(unused), but I wouldn't mind selling them.

These look nice, but do they work well?
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They're not replacing anything. New project. My other bike has Tektro R538s.
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht
I'm curious because I have a new pair of 6800 brakes(unused), but I wouldn't mind selling them.

These look nice, but do they work well?
[MENTION=196850]bianchi10[/MENTION] started a thread about them https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...tures-and-info)
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht
I'm curious because I have a new pair of 6800 brakes(unused), but I wouldn't mind selling them.

These look nice, but do they work well?
I've never owned them but the reviews are all 5 star and they look similar to what Pauls Engineering use to make and also like Ciamillo makes. They look just as stout, if not more so, as any of the standard fair.
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht
Those are so pretty, but I wonder if they work as well as 6800 brakes.
Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
I'm curious to hear what they're replacing and how they compare. I know the planet x brakes are pretty light, but are the grams really worth it.
I still like mine a lot. I feel they are as good as the 6700 calipers I had. The 6700 maybe felt a bit Firmer, but they braking power is about the same IMO. At first, the Planet X calipers felt squishy but then I adjusted them and they feel great. I found that having them closer to the wheel helps them to not feel squishy.

I went to order a set of the black one today for my buddy, but they are out of stock of the black sets in the US for now.
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Do they work as well as 6800's
No they don't. I replaced a set of those with 6800's and braking improved with less effort. The Planet X are good brakes but I get more stopping confidence with the 6800's just not as sexy looking.
I would own them again though if I wanted to go for the looks and still have reasonable braking .

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Originally Posted by bianchi10
I still like mine a lot. I feel they are as good as the 6700 calipers I had. The 6700 maybe felt a bit Firmer, but they braking power is about the same IMO. At first, the Planet X calipers felt squishy but then I adjusted them and they feel great. I found that having them closer to the wheel helps them to not feel squishy.

I went to order a set of the black one today for my buddy, but they are out of stock of the black sets in the US for now.

Hmm, I'm tempted. I think the blue ones would look good on my bike.
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The above is a common misconception in regard to brakes. You cannot tell a caliper's braking power based on feel. The aftermarket stuff certainly looks cool, but when it comes to function, it's really tough to beat Shimano calipers.
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