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Opinions on Dia-Compe BRS-200 (SL)(4 posts)

Opinions on Dia-Compe BRS-200 (SL)wilsonc
Nov 1, 2002 12:13 PM
Anybody own either of the Dia-Compe BRS-200 or the SL version? How is the braking power, flex, modulation, etc of these brakes. I'm thinking of swaping out the Dura Ace Dual pivots on either/both my road bike and my tri bike, but I would like to know what people think of these. Also, the SL version is essentially the same as Cane Creek BRS-200 brakes, right?

wilson
I ride Brews...brider
Nov 1, 2002 12:49 PM
which are basically machined down versions of the BRS 200SL. I rode these on my racing rig, and they worked great (also used low end Shimano pads on them). They worked fine when I was at 150 lbs, even on twisting technical descents (and I'm no balls-out descender). Now that I'm up over 200, they can get a little scary at times. FWIW.
re: Opinions on Dia-Compe BRS-200 (SL)urwhaturide
Nov 1, 2002 3:13 PM
I installed a pair of SL's on my Pin. With a 190 lb. rider (in the rain) they are a little/very scary. After upgrading the pads, they are still lacking in stopping power ...... but they sure are light. I guess it depends where you ride - in a fast crit where feathering in the corners is all you need they would be fine ..... but if you had to come to a complete stop on a real descent, well ....
Had them, dumped them, got MavicsDMoore
Nov 2, 2002 10:14 AM
I had a set of the SL's. Not much stopping power, required considerable lever pressure. Even with a change to Kool Stop salmon pads, I didn't like the feel. And I was never able to completely quiet the squeaking.

Finally, I swapped them out for a set of the Mavic SSC dual pivots. The Mavics aren't as light as the Cane Creeks, but they're lighter than either Record or D/A. The Mavic's are terrific, so much so that I now have them on two of my bikes. They stop as well or better than Records on my other bikes, and the black trim looks great as well.