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    TR Lightweight brake set? Anyone tried them?

    I'm about to pull the trigger on some TR Lightweight Brake Caliper sets but I wanted to see if anyone here have tried them before?

    Here is a link for the description.

    TR ROAD BIKE BRAKE CLIPER SET SWISS STOP COMP Dura Ace | eBay

    I am currently on a Ultegra set-up.

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    Do a search for "Feather" and "Planet X" brakes...they all share the same design, and may simply be rebranded versions all made by the same factory. A friend of mine has the Planet X models on his tri bike and really likes them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverStar View Post
    Do a search for "Feather" and "Planet X" brakes...they all share the same design, and may simply be rebranded versions all made by the same factory. A friend of mine has the Planet X models on his tri bike and really likes them.
    Do you know if it is dual pivot?

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    Why would you buy single pivot brakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    Why would you buy single pivot brakes?
    That's the reason why I'm asking because I'd rather not buy one if it will degrade my stopping power. Yes, I'm sure no one here will down grade to single pivot.

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    I would bet they are loghter but definately wont stop as well.

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    They are single pivot brakes...and there's nothing inherently wrong with singles. Campagnolo still puts single pivots as a rear option on their brakesets. Modulation isn't as good as a modern dual-pivot, but they aren't "weaker" or anything else that I've experienced, provided decent pads are installed.
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    Stick with a "real" brake caliper if you want to be able to stop quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
    Stick with a "real" brake caliper if you want to be able to stop quickly.
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    http://eecycleworks.com/VNJune%20BrakeTest.pdf
    Well, did you read it? It's actually a pretty complimentary review since they chock up the lack of power to the stock brake pads. Put some Swisstops in and they'll work very well. Some versions now come with Swisstops.

    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa
    Why would you buy single pivot brakes?
    These aren't "single pivots" in the sense you guys are talking about. Like Zero Gravity's and others, this design has a second pivot - in the cam arm. And that cam arm increases the braking force in a similar way to a double pivot brake. Comparing the Feather brake or Zero Gravity to a classic '70s or '80s single pivot is a little absurd.


    A sub 200 gram brakeset that comes in colors and costs $110? I would certainly consider it, even if I had to replace the pads. Planet X UK also has a 230 gram forged version in silver and black for $82. I think this is probably the smartest buy in an ultralight brakeset.
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