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Cane Creek ti single pviot Brake review?(4 posts)

Cane Creek ti single pviot Brake review?girodebirdman
Aug 20, 2001 6:37 PM
Hi. Considering buying a set of the Cane Creek (used to be Dia compe) single pivot brakes (the ti outfitted model) from a guy selling them used. Anyone have experience with these or a similiar model? All I have used is Dual-pivots: but read somewhere that these were good brakes. What does everyone think?
I wasn't impressed - like Mavic DP's betterDMoore
Aug 20, 2001 6:44 PM
I had a pair on my Litespeed for a short while. I immediately replaced the stock green (very abrasive) pads with Salmon Kool Stop pads, as I'd seen several recommendations to do so. Even so, they squealed horribly. I tried adjusting the brake shoe toe in, but that didn't quiet them much. In addition, the stopping power wasn't terrific. They'd be fine for a crit course, but this is a bike that I take on 20 mile mountain downhills, and they just needed too much lever pressure for me. I weigh about #175 - I'm sure they'd be better for a lighter rider.

I eventually replaced them with the new Mavic dual pivots. The Mavics cost less (new, anyway)and are the lightest dual pivots I've found, only about 50 gr. heavier than the Cane Creeks. They work much better - as good or even better than the Campy Record dual pivots I have on a couple of other bikes.
I wasn't impressed - like Mavic DP's bettergirodebirdman
Aug 21, 2001 8:54 AM
Where are the Mavic's available? I asked a shop in the UK, and they told me that Mavic was no longer making brakes. I am interested in these brakes, If I can find them.

they work fineDog
Aug 21, 2001 3:02 PM
I have them on my Bianchi EV2. They work fine. Take a little more effort, and 30 seconds longer to center when installing.

How did cyclists ever get by with single pivots for 100 years? Note Campy has gone back to single pivot rear to save weight.