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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:00 am 
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Shimano answer to the Campagnolo Delta (?) Never compared them side by side but I'm guessing these would brake better.

I have a set of Adamas in the garage nice set but clearly much lower quality than the DA & 600.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:38 am 
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The AX brakes predates Campagnolo's Delta.

I have a couple more differences 600AX versus Dura-Ace AX:
- on the backside the 600AX has two generic nuts, while DA AX has specific manufactured examples
- personally I like the way how Shimano sculptured the DA AX better
- (I think) the DA AX came from the factory with a deeper gloss
- the DA AX callipers have a longer cam

I have pair 600AX brakes in use on a rider. Personally I think they perform satisfactory, but availability of hoods and pads is an issue.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:47 pm 
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the dura ace ax group has to be one of the most beautiful sets ever made..

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:50 pm 
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Can anyone tell me if the 600 AX brakes must be used with the levers from the same group, or will any brake lever work?

Thanks, Andy


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:50 pm 
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i am sure that you can use any lever. i believe that armstrong had them on
his time trial bike with non ax brake levers - i can't remember exactly what kind.
i used to have them on my raleigh road ace back in the mid 80s and there
was nothing special about the way they work, so i'm sure that any conventional
lever would work. i'm too retro to know anything about modern levers working
with the ax calipers tho'! :oops:

for some ax appreciation check out this page! >>

http://www.redlanterncycles.com/rides2.php?id=51#1

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:20 pm 
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Nice raleigh in that link!

Thanks for the info :D

Andy


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