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brakes: Cane Creek vs. Dura Ace(4 posts)

brakes: Cane Creek vs. Dura AceSherpa
Aug 2, 2003 10:18 AM
I've decided to upgrade my brakes. I can get Cane Creek (250 grams) calipers for about the same price are Dura Ace (398 grams) ... I'm intrigued in the Cane Creeks because of the obvious weight savings ...

any thoughts? does anyone have experience with the Cane Creeks - are they dependable? Do they offer good stopping power? Should I stick with the dura ace?

Sorry, no first hand experience ...AllUpHill
Aug 2, 2003 10:50 AM
But a riding pal uses the Cane Creeks for weight savings. Says they stop well enough for him, but not as powerfully as the dual pivots he formerlly used. He never seems to have any maintenance or reliability problems with them, and I notice he's stuck with them for several years now without looking back.

Despite being an certified weight-weenie myself, and knowing how well his work, I'm sticking with dual-pivots. I just feel better knowing I can grab a big fat hand-full of rim force if I need to.

If you get them, let us know what you think.
they will stop youterry b
Aug 2, 2003 10:59 AM
but in my experience they don't stop you as well as DA. I've got pairs on 2 bikes, mainly out of boredom with the same old calipers I have on everything else. I feel they take a bit more oomph to bring you to a halt, but certainly not to the point of being worried about it. I did swap the pads that came with them for the salmon colored Kool Stop pads and that did bring them a little bit closer to the feel of double pivot.
I'll second the motion...MShaw
Aug 4, 2003 9:24 AM
...that the CC's don't stop nearly as well as D/A. Haven't run the CC's in years 'cause of a nasty "run up the back of some lady's tailgate" that I partially blame not so strong brakes for.

I never had the same problem with the heavier version of the Dia Compe BRS 200s that I was running.

Basically, there are better places to save weight.