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 Post subject: KCNC V-brakes
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:33 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Anybody used these before? They look the dogs danglies 8)
I don't know anything about the make.

http://clee-cycles.co.uk/cc/catalog/pro ... 62d7c0b2a7

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:39 am 
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:D those are gorgeous
But arent kcnc a new modern company??
If thats the case ,its nice to see they are still interested in v's with a nod to canti origins


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:43 am 
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The levers are very very very small.....I guess thats why they are very very very light. I sold my set of levers to Haggis (I think) as my build changed...not sure how he got on with them.
Must admit...i'm not convinced.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:18 am 
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Yes they are modern. The levers weigh 23g each :shock: and the arms weigh 58g each, 99g including brake cartridges and noodle :?
I've eyed them up for a possible future modern ultra light build but with 90's tones. So nobody used them before and have any feedback?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:01 am 
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I´ve been using the levers matched with XTR v´s and they work fine; good modulation and braking power...

Trick: setting up the spring in the v´s to the maximum...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:00 am 
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Easy_Rider wrote:
So nobody used them before and have any feedback?


I was looking at these brakes as well but I didn't want to spend that much only for them to be as bad as the brakes on a Universal. I have done a search on Google for reviews but I think that they are too new to have anything like that at the mo.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:07 am 
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Location: Mammoths deserve to be cloned. From what I've seen in 'Ice Age' they are jolly good sports.
Just checked the price - As they say around here...

Aaaaaahhhmmmuch??!1!! :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:55 am 
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check out ebay, used to be a a few guys selling them direct from china or wherever about 2/3rds that price. fairly new brand/design, poss only 3 or 4 years new.
see theyre designed to compete with steinbach/extralite weight wise, but at that price why not get the real deal?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:58 pm 
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I have put on this brake on my Xizang , but I don't use , he's not finish ;

it's very very light :shock: , I am frightened before using :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:33 pm 
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GaryTurner wrote:
I have put on this brake on my Xizang , but I don't use , he's not finish ;

it's very very light :shock: , I am frightened before using :lol:


You'll have to let us know how they perform. :D


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