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Brake Calipers

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Anyone know any good, light brake calipers.....

I have a set of 7600 Dura Ace brake calipers and thinking of getting something a bit lighter than those.

any thoughts let me know.
 
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euphrades said:
Anyone know any good, light brake calipers.....

I have a set of 7600 Dura Ace brake calipers and thinking of getting something a bit lighter than those.

any thoughts let me know.

Is the only thing you want to change is to get lighter calipers?

Read the latest Velonews test of brakes but remember, no such thing as a free lunch. Lighter brakes 'may' mean poorer braking BUT hard to beat 7700/7800/7900/6600/5600 shimano brake calipers. They will work well, brake well and may be a wee bit lighter.
 
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the current brakes are in great shape so its just able looking to lighten it up. Not sure yet if I will change just looking at what my options are.
 
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If you absolutely need lighter brakes, just drop 400 bucks on some Ciamillo (Zero Gravity) OG's and call it a day. Stopping power is better than any of the big 3 mfgs. and a pair weigh about as much as a single DA 7600 caliper. And since they're so f*cking expensive and light, you'll want to ride your bike all the time to justify the unbelievable cost of stopping a bike. If you're actually only looking to save 50 grams, don't waste your time or money.
 
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Dude,
come on bro! lighter calipers? Here is what you do, eat less drop 100 grams off your fat gut and there you go. that is exactly the same thing and you will look 100 grams better.
 
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RDV4ROUBAIX said:
If you absolutely need lighter brakes, just drop 400 bucks on some Ciamillo (Zero Gravity) OG's and call it a day. Stopping power is better than any of the big 3 mfgs. and a pair weigh about as much as a single DA 7600 caliper. And since they're so f*cking expensive and light, you'll want to ride your bike all the time to justify the unbelievable cost of stopping a bike. If you're actually only looking to save 50 grams, don't waste your time or money.

I have installed more than a few ZeroGravs, now called Ciamillo and they are junque. I just put some NegG versions and they lack power, are hard to set up, have low clearance....but expensive.
 
We are sounding a bit mean here. I meant no insult. I was just wondering why you were seeking a lighter brake set as apposed to a better set. It seems that as far as brakes go, performance matters since your life depends on them.
 
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RDV4ROUBAIX said:
If you absolutely need lighter brakes, just drop 400 bucks on some Camilla (Zero Gravity) Go's and call it a day. Stopping power is better than any of the big 3 mfgs. and a pair weigh about as much as a single DA 7600 caliper. And since they're so f*cking expensive and light, you'll want to ride your bike all the time to justify the unbelievable cost of stopping a bike. If you're actually only looking to save 50 grams, don't waste your time or money.
That brake got good stopping distances in the VeloNews article in the paper edition. Dura-ace define stopping power and modulation. I am pleased with the record calipers but recognize they are not the strongest. I think the EEBrake is the lightest with the best performance per gram. I'd like to see the test done on the same wheels and pads or at least the same brand and batch. That German Orion is pretty light but I prefer a better brake for descending. It appears the best brakes are heavier which is no surprise. I was surprised to see that a couple of the really light brake sets are still pretty good stoppers too.
 
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We are sounding a bit mean here. I meant no insult. I was just wondering why you were seeking a lighter brake set as apposed to a better set. It seems that as far as brakes go, performance matters since your life depends on them.

Welcome to the world of newsgroups and forums. They all seem to degrade to insults, name calling, rudeness. Cyclingforums and rec.bicycles.tech is no different.
 
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I'd look to either Dura-Ace 7800/7900 calipers or SRAM red calipers if you want reliable and fairly light brakes. If you must have a boutique brake, I'd go with either TRP or Sampson.
 
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Wow love the great response.....:) Especially the sarcastic ones.


I am going to keep my DAs i have now....too cheap to drop 400 bucks right now as i had to drop that already to do some repairs for my shifters. I agree with the guy that losing 100grams from me is probably easier....honestly i have more than a couple grams to lose now.

Thanks everyone,