Which road bike brakes?
Looking for some calipers to finish a new bike. Has any one tried these from Planet X? any reason not to get them? (at that price & weight there must be a catch?)
What else should I be considering other than the normal Shimano/SRAM – which if there are any decent alternatives I’ll happily avoid.
Thanks.Posted 8 years ago
the definative article:
Or at least the best ive readPosted 8 years ago
I got myself some Campag Skeletons (Veloce but now Centaur upwards) and they are good but not as good as my Ultegra ones 🙂
Absolutely nothing wrong with Shimano calipers IMHO!Posted 8 years ago
The most expensive Shimanos you can afford. My 105s are crap compared to my Dura Ace.Posted 8 years ago
Cheers titus I will read that later.
And no I don’t think there is anything wrong with Shimano (or SRAM) I just wanted to see if there is anything a little different.
Also silver calipers may look a little ‘wrong’ on this bike and that means Shimano is being avoided if possible.
(I won’t sacrifice the performance for the colour but will spend a little extra 🙂 )Posted 8 years ago
Ahh OK – Well Campag, KCNC & Tecktro might be worth a look 🙂Posted 8 years ago
the shimano caliper silver is more of a gun metal grey. its really not very shiney, and looks way more badass than i thought it would.
kind of like this
Posted 8 years ago
The ultegra is similar – half way between silver and black FWIW 🙂Posted 8 years ago
cheers thanks guys. will look at all of the above.Posted 8 years ago
Although this is obvious the more you pay the better the breaking (i.e. less flex, greater armiture and better pads) you get – to a point 🙂Posted 8 years ago
I’ve been thinking of trying the Planet X ones as a lot lighter than my Shimano ones – 2/3 the weight maybe? I suppose they won’t work as well though.Posted 8 years ago
Ah yeah forgot TRP – Yumm 🙂Posted 8 years ago
I’ve got the planet x ones and I’m very happy with them. Qr is a bit fiddly to use but other than that they’re great.Posted 8 years ago
Given the cost of those brakes the fact they are heavier than the Planet X ones makes me wonder how good the braking can be with the Planet X ones; a bit more flex?Posted 8 years ago
105 comes in black so could be a cheap option.Posted 8 years ago
Can’t fault Ultegra brakes seem as good as the XTR V brakes on my CX bike.Posted 8 years ago
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