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anyone has experience with CAT brake calipers? nm(2 posts)

anyone has experience with CAT brake calipers? nmmorency
Jan 14, 2004 8:05 AM
re: anyone has experience with CAT brake calipers? nmglia
Jan 14, 2004 10:07 AM
Yes, I have been using them for about 6 months and am quite happy. They are sharp looking and work well. Mine weigh 134g for the calipers without pads as advertised, and, depending on which pads you put one they weigh between 180-200g total. I currently use the Aztec Ti pads (24g/pair) and for my purposes the braking power is quite adequate. I have used them with the Dura-Ace brake shoes in the past, which weigh 15g more, in which instance the breaking power is identical to the Dura-Ace brakes. They are a little more fuzz to adjust properly and can go out od proper alignment when not attended to. If you change wheels a lot and don't like to readjust the alignment of the brakes I would not recommend them. If you are a weight weenie and are willing to tinker a bit, this is a sharp, albeit expensive upgrade. By the way, the extra $20 or so for the Ti version of the Aztek pads is not worth it. Just by their regular pads with the steel screw. They weigh 28g instead of the 24g the Ti brakes weigh. I have seen them mailorder for under $10 as compared to $29 for the Ti's. If you prefer the Ti's only buy them once and move the Ti bolts to a regular set when you replace them as they are identical otherwise.