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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:40 pm 
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In the not too distant future i shall be building a Ti SS bike :D
In keeping with the lightweight theme i will be using some carbon and some ti bits.
I will definately be using disc brakes, so will an Avid BB7 cable disc set-up be lighter than a hydraulic set-up(assuming i don't sell a kidney and buy some KCNC ones :D ).
Presumably the Avids will work woth any V brake lever so i could save a few extra grams there?

Be nice to know so i can add to my shopping list :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:52 pm 
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This list isn't very up to date, but I'd suggest there isn't a lot of difference in it.

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/listings/components.php?type=discbrakes


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:30 pm 
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Cheers Dave.
BB7 caliper seem to be about 50g's lighter than a Mini caliper.
Discs would be the same.
So which is lighter, V lever and cable or a master cylinder, hose and fluid?
I'll have to get the scales out :D


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If you get the aest levers or real levers i reckon cable will tip it lighter.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:58 pm 
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I'm not sure.
Non braided hoses aren't very heavy compared to brake outer and inner.
Its only about 20ml of fluid.
I think it will just be the difference between the levers and master cylinders


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A lot more gubbin's in a hydro master cylinder.

I think the aest ones are something like 63g each?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:21 pm 
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AEST, are they levers? Nice? :D


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I was looking at the AEST levers the other night, they look ace but reviews seem to inidcate they arent top quality. I am toying with KCNCs or even some nice Paul Love Lever 2.5s instead for my Pug.


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Not read reviews on the AEST levers but tintin40 had some.

You can get them on ebay for £50 a set.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:47 pm 
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They would have to be very very light for me to flash 50 quid on them :shock:


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