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Brakes: Cane Creek vs. Ultegra or DA?

Old 09-07-04, 03:17 PM
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Brakes: Cane Creek vs. Ultegra or DA?

Does anyone have an opinion on the Cane Creek 200sl Brakes? They are side pull, not dual pivot, but only weigh 250 grams/pair (240 according to weight weenies!). These are on eBay for $150. I was wondering, what are the relative benefits of dual pivot vs. side pull, considering the weight and cost savings compared to Ultegra or DA?
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The dual pivot supposely provides a smoother braking action, kind of like a power brake vs a power assist on a car; but they do weigh more. I have Suntour Superbe side pulls and I actually prefer those to the dual pivot design because the dual pivot design is too easy to apply too much brake force in a emergency braking situation.
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