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CODA Expert Brakes(3 posts)

CODA Expert BrakesShaun Bond
Aug 20, 2001 5:53 AM
Hi all, I'm purchasing my first road bike in about 15 years -- I've found a great deal on a new 2000 Cannondale R800D. My only concern is the CODA brakes. In reading the reviews on this site, some have said that they don't hold up overly well. Should I swap them out for 105s?

Thanks very much,
re: CODA Expert BrakesMike K
Aug 20, 2001 9:15 AM
My personal experience with CODA has not been encouraging though I've never used their (road) brakes. I've had the pleasure of destroying their hubs, freehubs, pedals and disk brakes - all of which (MTB) were promptly replaced under warranty.
The thing with C-Dale is that they make a fine frame and fork but anything attached to these with CODA stamped on it is usually best directed toward the dust bin of history (much like other manufacturer's in house parts - many Trek people have very little love for Icon parts).
I would use the brakes so long as they function property. And if you feel like you need a place to start upgrading then you can always start there.
Otherwise the R800 is a great bike which will give you many years of good service and enjoyable rides.
re: CODA Expert BrakesLC
Aug 20, 2001 6:28 PM
I think that as long as they are dual pivot brakes they will be fine. Any difference in weight will be small and I bet they stop as good as Shimano.