Trp Spykes vs bb7

Woz

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Where did you find them?

They were out of stock everywhere for ages, got mine from a Belgium bike shop via Ebay.

Hope they work out good for you.
 

Imlach

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Where did you find them?

They were out of stock everywhere for ages, got mine from a Belgium bike shop via Ebay.

Hope they work out good for you.
Bike24 had the calipers. Not cheap though, 70 euro a piece. Hoping they'll work with the 160mm rotors that are already on there until I find some good rotors. Will be using them with my beloved Chinese takeaway litepro levers. Knock off kcnc
 
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novocaine

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I tried them, they were ok, I also tried the clarke knock off, they were ok but a bit more faff. I then bought the zoom cable of hydrualic units. they pooped on both of them. :)

you'll be good with the TRP, they are fine and pretty easy to set up and run.
 

Imlach

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I tried them, they were ok, I also tried the clarke knock off, they were ok but a bit more faff. I then bought the zoom cable of hydrualic units. they pooped on both of them. :)

you'll be good with the TRP, they are fine and pretty easy to set up and run.
Glad to hear. I did see the Clarke stuff on a Danish suppliers site, but there were incredibly mixed opinions. Will have to report back to you all when they arrive tomorrow and I finally manage to start the hydraulic purge.
 

rwm1962

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I've got the BB7 with SD7 levers to fit this week but will be keeping a pair of Hope Mini's in reserve in case they don't work out. Been contemplating them for a few years. Been in use by some hardcore bikepackers I've followed in the past on long-term, remote trips in far flung corners of the world & seemed to be well regarded & an old fella who came into the bike shop I used to work in used them on the same version of P7 as my rig - he'd been all over Asia & South America on that bike in the last 20 years. My bikepacking trips are nothing by comparison but still thought I'd give them a go.
 

Imlach

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I've got the BB7 with SD7 levers to fit this week but will be keeping a pair of Hope Mini's in reserve in case they don't work out. Been contemplating them for a few years. Been in use by some hardcore bikepackers I've followed in the past on long-term, remote trips in far flung corners of the world & seemed to be well regarded & an old fella who came into the bike shop I used to work in used them on the same version of P7 as my rig - he'd been all over Asia & South America on that bike in the last 20 years. My bikepacking trips are nothing by comparison but still thought I'd give them a go.
Keep me posted on how they're treating ye
 

stevet1

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When you fit the spykes make sure you pay attention to the angle the actuating arm needs to be at otherwise they won't work as well as they should.
 

Imlach

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When you fit the spykes make sure you pay attention to the angle the actuating arm needs to be at otherwise they won't work as well as they should.
I just popped them on without thinking. How does one account for the angle? I just popped them on so they didn't rub, although the front one rubs like hell so I will have to tend to that
 

Imlach

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Still need to get some zip ties before I can set the wire and housing up as I forgot this bike doesn't have old school, correct cable stop thingies. Its got the c clip abomination
 
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