- Clarks disc brakes . How do they do it ?
- Ramsey NeilMember
I see that they’ve just bought out a four pot disc brake , front and rear with discs included for £70 . How do they do that , are they the brake equivalent of the Brand X dropper post ie why would anybody spend more or are they likely to be crap or just not bling enough ?Posted 4 months agomolgripsSubscriber
I bought Clarks single pot brakes for £20 an end, including discs for my daughter’s bike. Maybe slightly less stopping power than XT or Hope, but not much. And functionally they are spot on – both pistons move, lever nice and firm, no complaints. I was astonished.Posted 4 months ago
I flung a pair of M2s onto the wife’s bike. Absolutely brilliant for the money, even better at half price.
I don’t think they will be troubling the top end but at that price point they may be worrying the manufacturers of the more, shall we say, disposable systems.Posted 4 months agowinstonSubscriber
I put a pair on my fat bike in place of the comedy cable brakes it came with and at less than 40 quid they have exceeded expectations. As others have said you would need to buy SLX or equivalent to better them. The levers are slightly flimsy but stopping power even with massive 5inch tyres is fine. 4 pots will be even better I guess.Posted 4 months agomrjmtMember
I had a set of M2 on my commuter, the rear seemed to leak from the piston seals as the pads quickly got contaminated and the paint had started to bubble like the caliper was corroding.
I just swapped them for the new clarks clouts (a bit cheaper than the m2), they seem to work fine, feel a bit less wooden to me than the m2 but that’s not particularly important for a sub £15 brake on a commuter.
Also came with olive and barb to shorten hoses. I shortened the rear using the shimano method so I didn’t need to bleed it, but the front has a lot of lever movement out of the box and i’m pretty sure needs a bleed (i’ve not shortened the hose on that one).
Overall seem decent, hopefully the caliper won’t go the same way as the m2 it replaced.
Also the clouts are in the CRC clearance sale thing that the current voucher code applies to.Posted 4 months ago
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