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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:42 pm 
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In the process of upgrading the brakes on my Kilauea & was wondering if these are any good?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KCNC-VB1-MTB-Bike ... 327wt_1139

They certainly look very cool... 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:18 pm 
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I believe they have a rep for being a tad flimsy...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:26 pm 
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I had some and they are ok,they look nice and will stop you well but the stock pads are absolute crappola,so throw them out and buy some kool stops.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:28 pm 
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:shock: for that price they need to be bombproof :shock: What is wrong with XT, XTR or Avid? Probably work much better too.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:32 pm 
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Xtr are far better to be fair but the kcnc are not bad and are very very light.........


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:38 pm 
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Hmm.. they are indeed very spendy & I guess they maybe don't fuction as well as xt, xtr, Avid etc but, I want to try something a little different (pimpy).

My other choice would be Avid Black Op's V brakes. Also daft in price but, I have a nos pair of their brake levers.. What are you guy's views on them?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:14 pm 
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Black Ops are great brakes. They look pimp, and they work as well as Avid SD7's, but no better, to be honest.
A great advantage, though, is that they can have the noodle swapped to the other side..
I bought a bike'sworth for £80. I wouldn't pay any more though...
Swissstop pads, mind; now there's money well spent!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:08 am 
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Don't get me started on KCNC.

Avid Ultimate, or XTR for this kind of dosh.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:18 am 
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For a bit different you could look at Pauls or if you can get them Origin8 have a very lightweight set and cheaper than the KCNC's.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:20 am 
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dbmtb wrote:
Don't get me started on KCNC.

Avid Ultimate, or XTR for this kind of dosh.


ditto


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