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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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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:47 am 
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kaiser wrote:
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.


Paul's!! Forgot about them. Aren't they a pig to set-up though? & what are Origin8's? never heard of them?!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:55 am 
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sunchaser wrote:
kaiser wrote:
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.


Paul's!! Forgot about them. Aren't they a pig to set-up though? & what are Origin8's? never heard of them?!


The Pauls were a bit of a pain to set up. But thats the price of cache! Origin8 are a cheap component brander/importer but they do have a good looking set of weenie brakes, although I've only saw them but never used or read reviews.

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... =1&t=62763


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kaiser wrote:
sunchaser wrote:
kaiser wrote:
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.


Paul's!! Forgot about them. Aren't they a pig to set-up though? & what are Origin8's? never heard of them?!


The Pauls were a bit of a pain to set up. But thats the price of cache! Origin8 are a cheap component brander/importer but they do have a good looking set of weenie brakes, although I've only saw them but never used or read reviews.

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... =1&t=62763


I do like those Paul's but, for ease of use & availability it's looking more likely I'll opt for the Avid Ultimate V's :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:53 pm 
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Apart from the actual V's possibly being stiffer because of the lattice design I see nothing on them engineering wise to make them any better than standard V's. XT and XTR have much better design features.


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I put some new XT Vs on my Clockwork and i must say they were totally brill, eccept for the noise of the mud trapped between the wheel and pad, which i suppose you will get with any brake like that, they were 3 to 4 times better than the original ones that came with my 1999 Kona Munimula, so id say newer = better :lol:


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what about these as a cheaper alternative?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330409374086&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

not tried them myself but they dont look all that bad and for the price compared to the others its a bargain


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:37 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
what about these as a cheaper alternative?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330409374086&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

not tried them myself but they dont look all that bad and for the price compared to the others its a bargain


They look nice - do they come in black though? silver at a push. Sorry to be a bike tart :oops:


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Try clicking on the link. You'll see they come in silver, green, blue, and black as well.


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8) they look smart in the mentioned colours


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