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Thylacine . . . Here's your new brakes

Old 06-02-04, 02:09 PM
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I recalled you asking about Paul Brakes in a different thread,
well I've found a different brake but maybe what you're looking
for?
They sure are nice and beefy looking. .
and a weight weenies wet dream. . .
(front caliper 98 grams, rear 96 grams)

Read more at www.zerogravitybike.com

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You might also want to ping SteveE about these brakes. When I asked about them in another thread, he said he rode with the Webcor guys. From his accounts, Webcor is very pleased with them. They're lighter than Shimano D-A and work just as well. They're on my upgrade list.
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Expensive upgrade list, over $300 for the calipers only.
70 grams lighter than Cane Creek ti, 120 grams lighter than shimano or
campy.

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Ax-lightness is working on a pair of CF brake calipers for road bikes. There was an article on the weight weenies homepage.
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Very pretty. Had I the cash and a jones for a weight-induced bikegasm, I might go for them.
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Yeah, I saw those brakes. To be honest, i think the price is bit ludacrous, so I automatically discounted them. In comparison, they're almost the same price as a pair of mountainbike hydraulic discs, and twice the price of Record.

The design looks solid though, and if they afford over 100g weight savings then they certainly have some merit there. I just don't know if the cost is justifiable. I think road brakes is a bit of an untapped market for the aftermarket. I emailled Paul about them and he never got back to me, but if someone can come up with a neat, simple design, or heck, just do a superlight CNC'd version of the standard dual pivot, there's probably some cash to be made.

The road market is certainly bigger than the "those that bemoan the death of Mafac" market, that's for sure.

Any machinists got a lazy CNC out there?
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Originally Posted by Thylacine
The road market is certainly bigger than the "those that bemoan the death of Mafac" market, that's for sure.
I think the road market is definately improving all around. My FBS and most of the LBSes around here seem to have their RB selection overgrowing their MTB and hybrid selection. This is quite the opposite of what was happening 5 years ago.
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Originally Posted by forum*rider
Ax-lightness is working on a pair of CF brake calipers for road bikes. There was an article on the weight weenies homepage.
I saw those before, but the price will definitely put off quite a few people ($790). They do look cool though. But for the 60g saved over the zero gravity brakes, I don't think the extra $467 is worth it ($7.78/g). Ax-Lightness page

edit: And if you check the forums over at httP://weightweenies.starbike.com you'll find quite a few satisfied Zero Gravity customers.
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As long as there's a photogenic American with a good personal story winning the Tour, the road market will stay good.

In all seriousness, I noticed an increase in the number of roadie bikes I saw in shops in the Denver area over the weekend, and the shop I call second home in Oklahoma is the same way. It's become more and more popular, and the trend seems to be continuing.
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Originally Posted by lotek
I recalled you asking about Paul Brakes in a different thread,
well I've found a different brake but maybe what you're looking
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They sure are nice and beefy looking. .
and a weight weenies wet dream. . .
(front caliper 98 grams, rear 96 grams)

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No enough info to justify the price. Anyone have these brakes yet? Can it marry with a fender?
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Originally Posted by Thylacine
Yeah, I saw those brakes. To be honest, i think the price is bit ludacrous, so I automatically discounted them. In comparison, they're almost the same price as a pair of mountainbike hydraulic discs, and twice the price of Record.?
I haven't seen anyone grinding down Beach Road on a huge Thylacine lately.

I'll give you a tip: there's a big difference between 11 degrees and 13 degrees -- 13 is almost 'mild'
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That's because my mate who runs the LBS STILL HASN'T FINISHED MY WHEELS. Hopefully he heard that and has pulled his finger out of his bum and is frantically finishing them right now . I rode the singlespeed twice this week though- not down beach road obviously coz that'd be stupid - and hurt myself silly.

You're right tho' 531 - swanky brakes aren't gunna make much difference when my hands are blue. Not looking forward to that bayside headwind, especially in my sadly unfit condition.
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Thy,

Speaking of Mafac, I've got a NOS set of Racers, guarenteend to squeak and
squeeeeeeeeel, that I could send your way. . .
The new Cane Creek are nice as are the Mavic brakes. All of em are pricey
but nowhere near the ax-lightness $790.

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Originally Posted by lotek
Thy,

Speaking of Mafac, I've got a NOS set of Racers, guarenteend to squeak and
squeeeeeeeeel, that I could send your way. . .
The new Cane Creek are nice as are the Mavic brakes. All of em are pricey
but nowhere near the ax-lightness $790.

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Ah, but do you have a set of the mafac cantilevers? For some sick reason, I love those things.
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