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Cane Creek single pivot brake experiences?(5 posts)

Cane Creek single pivot brake experiences?pedalAZ
Aug 15, 2003 8:58 AM
Anyone have experience to compare these to conventional dual pivot brakes? Enough stopping power for road riding? Pad recommendations?
Didn't like Cane Creeks; love Mavic SSC'sDMoore
Aug 15, 2003 9:11 AM
I immediately swapped out the stock green pads for the widely-recommended Kool Stop salmon pads. The brakes worked OK, but took a lot of lever pressure to stop from any speed. In addition, no matter how I tweaked the pads I was never able to stop them from making a lot of noise.

Eventually, I swapped them out for a set of Mavic SSC dual pivot brakes on my race bike. Although a little heavier than the Cane Creeks, they have terrific stopping power and are quiet. I now have two sets of the Mavics and find they stop as well or even slightly better than the Campy Record dual pivots or dual pivot/single pivot combination that I have on my other bikes.

The price of the Mavics is pretty comparable to the Cane Creek price. My recommendation is to pass on the C/C's and pick up the Mavics, if your goal is to get brakes that are lighter than Record or DA while still braking well.
What about the STI/brake interface on the MavicspedalAZ
Aug 15, 2003 9:58 AM
I've heard that those are terrific brakes. Some reviews mentioned that there is no quick release at the calipers. How do you remove your wheels?
You buy Campy.Zonic Man
Aug 15, 2003 10:38 AM
PS: Scott, I'm going to have a record carbon post, a record front derailleur, and a record rear derailleur for sale in late september when I get back.

Will sell slightly below wholesale, I'm going '04 campy on those parts over in italy (and the new carbon cranks, but you probably don't want the 170s).

Let me know.
What about the STI/brake interface on the MavicsDMoore
Aug 15, 2003 6:19 PM
One bike with Mavics has Campy Record Ergos, so no problem there. The other bike is my TT rig, equipped with dia compe brake levers on the bull horns. With Campy Shamal wheels (which are pretty narrow) the wheel just slides right out between the brake shoes, no release even needed. Afraid I don't know how they'd work with Shimano brake levers, as I've never owned any.