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Further to my posting below should I go dual pivot...(9 posts)

Further to my posting below should I go dual pivot...MalcolmNZ
Jul 5, 2003 5:12 AM
like DA or the Mavics(where can you buy these).
I do have some nasty hills and decents so how much more powerful are dual pivots?
re: Further to my posting below should I go dual pivot...Rusty Coggs
Jul 5, 2003 6:49 AM
Maybe it depends on what you weigh and the possibility of better pads. Single pivots work for my 150 pounds, and save a bit of werght,and cost less.
Mavics: excel sport, $180weiwentg
Jul 5, 2003 7:45 AM
option B, check for the lowest price on Campy Record brakes - a week or so back, someone was blowing them out at $135. ask performance to price match and throw in a 20% coupon.
Went for Record at bikesource-$135, 1x more question...MalcolmNZ
Jul 5, 2003 5:21 PM
Great deal thanks guys-now I just hope they work with cantilever levers...on straight bars??
uh ... yes, I thinkweiwentg
Jul 5, 2003 7:15 PM
given that CX riders like me use cantilevers with road levers (meaning that the cable pull is the same), the reverse setup should be perfectly OK.
the question is, why a flat bar bike with Campy Record? it is your bike, but I am curious.
uh ... yes, I thinkMalcolmNZ
Jul 5, 2003 7:31 PM
The bike started as an 03 Giant Perigee hybrid with vbrakes and 700 c wheels.-see picture.
It is mainly DA with AC 350 wheels and hubs,Truvativ Elita double crnks and AC BB and had a Pace RC31 fork on front.Also carbon bar and seatpost and SLR saddle.Weight is about 18 pounds.
Frame/fork got damaged so now getting a TCR1 frame and full carbon fork and need to use road brakes.Will shed 3x pounds so should be in low 15 pounds.Am also getting alloy 12-27 cassette@110 grms and syntace F99 stem@99 grms.
I am a Mtber and train on the road and just like the straight bar set up as it mimics the MTB better.I just couldnt get used to the drops and the comprimised position your hands are in when braking on the hoods.
It is becoming popular in Europe- I live in NewZealand.
Hence the reason for my post regarding brakes.
Thanks for asking.
uh ... yes, I thinkedmundtan
Jul 6, 2003 7:28 PM
Just a question ... what shifters do you use for the double-chainwheel front derailleur? SL-440?
uh ... yes, I thinkMalcolmNZ
Jul 7, 2003 12:05 AM
Yeah I think that is them. They look a little like XT shifters.
Can be used double or triple according to Shimano.
They have a higher spec model 660 or something but can only be used either double or triple cant remember which.
Started out with triple then went double.
Jul 5, 2003 3:57 PM
Dual pivot it definitly better at stopping coming down the hills. If the hill is very steep, I can't even get single pivots to actually stop the bike.