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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Richard View Post
    Would BFO work with me to retrofit my brakes? I am unclear as to whom to speak with about the issues I'm experiencing.
    Yes, they offer upgrades. Mine were shipped to them this week for upgrading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDTVdevil View Post
    Yes, they offer upgrades. Mine were shipped to them this week for upgrading.

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    Thank you, please report back when you receive them as I would be interested to know how much of an improvement/ change you feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Richard View Post
    Thank you, please report back when you receive them as I would be interested to know how much of an improvement/ change you feel.
    Looks luke i will have them back around the first of feb...
    Update: make next monday

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    Brakes are back. Hope to have the time to put them on before the weekend.

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    I am still intrigued by these, but the prices are just out there (and I do love to spend money).

    Even for something as simple as a PM adapter is $40 - you can find adaptors from other manufacturers that are essentially the same thing for $10. And dont tell me its cost of where they are produced, as I have found other $10 adapters that are also manufactured in first world countries.

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    So tempted to order a set of these from competitive cyclist as they advertise unconditional lifetime returns:

    "We want you to be satisfied, now and forever. If at any time now, next month, or in 30 years you're not 100% satisfied with the products you've purchased from us, return them. We'll issue a refund ASAP, no questions asked. "

    Buy em, try em, write a review on em, then return em a year later.

    If only their thing said a COMPLETE refund I would probably pull out the credit card right now. That and the fact that being in Canada I would get killed with CC fees for international purchases/refunds.

    Will just have to wait for someone near Whistler to get a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSJ1973 View Post
    Carbon filled polycarbonate...
    This! When I read 'carbon fiber' I expect to see layered weaves, not dark plastic with 'stuff' in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrpiffle View Post
    This! When I read 'carbon fiber' I expect to see layered weaves, not dark plastic with 'stuff' in it.
    Yup, marketing has you thinking the weaves is what carbon fiber looks like.

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    I've been riding it for a while so here's my take on the matter.

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    Anyone else that has paid money for these give us an update?

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    BrakeForce One, new player in town

    O have a pair, they are ok, more power than shimanos, Maguras; and too much modulation, easy to bleed, if you can afford buy them..ahh looks very cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    Anyone else that has paid money for these give us an update?
    After a few months riding with the upgraded versions, I am very satisfied with them. I would recommend them.

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    I can only confirm my enthusiastic appreciation... they work great. Very expensive, but eccellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcoL View Post
    O have a pair, they are ok, more power than shimanos, Maguras; and too much modulation, easy to bleed, if you can afford buy them..ahh looks very cool
    Too much modulation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    Too much modulation?
    Wondering if this is to imply that the lever is incredibly soft, which is a common complaint. I can see how if the lever were too soft, it would create a very vague experience at the lever. Similar to if there were "infinite" modulation.

    There's a lot of riders who don't like Hope's because the lever feels soft to them, which is because they have a wider range of modulation in comparison to some other offerings.
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    BrakeForce One, new player in town

    It is very soft, but you can adjust it on the fly, power is good, you can put them very hot on descends and there is no lack of power...

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    The point is, every brake has its travel. With normal disc brakes, as you touch the brake, the caliper immediately locks the wheel. With BFO brakes, the more you squeeze, the more you brake, therefore, you can lock the wheel but you need to get accustomed to the fact that you muct push the lever deeper into its travel. In a word, modulation in spades (well, 3 words). But, I repeat, you have to get accustomed to this characteristic.
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    I just upgraded to the 2-finger lever blades, and the feeling was finally something I could handle. It seems more like a normal brake, but with way more power. I was able to run the lever closer to the bars etc. The only thing I found is that the position of the lever, contact point and pistons during bleeding is crucial. I think I need to have the contact point a bit more to the + side when bleeding(recommended is all the way to "-", but that gave me a too small gap on the pads.

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