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    Brembo Brakes for MTB

    I heard that Brembo is working on brakes for MTB... any info?
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    Think they have been working on them for a while; going on perhaps two years. Lots of info can be found with a google search.

    Perhaps some day they will make it to market. If they do, they won't be cheap.
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    Wow. Brembo is not messing around. I guess a close match would be Formula, But then again Brembo has been around for a while. I figure if the can stop an 1100cc superbike. They can surely handle any trail bike.
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    Every couple of weeks another thread asking about them comes up and then usually someone (usually me) talks about how it's vaporware that completely missed the boat because they were closer to Grimecas than anything else, along with obviously being designed by idiots that aren't mountainbikers, as evidenced by the fact that they used hardware not suitable for mtb applications for a variety of reasons.

    Then people post the website, which has been static now since the beginning, but they say "WOW, THESE ARE GOING TO BE GREAT, BECAUSE BREMBO DOESN'T MESS AROUND!!!".

    Actually, they do mess around. They make lots of OEM stuff for cars. Ask about how many people got shafted with Brembo oem rotors that had braking tracks that peeled away from the carrier under heat.

    Quote Originally Posted by DominickTranceX1
    Wow. Brembo is not messing around. I guess a close match would be Formula, But then again Brembo has been around for a while. I figure if the can stop an 1100cc superbike. They can surely handle any trail bike.
    You do know that they aren't the same brakes they make for sportbikes that go on mtbs? You know we have different needs, right?

    Brembo is messing around and that's why they are still vaporware.

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    Oh yeah, to the OP, what's up with all these threads that are all over the place about your braking needs?

    Surely a consolidated one with your needs laid out and the choices would be more fruitful, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Every couple of weeks another thread asking about them comes up and then usually someone (usually me) talks about how it's vaporware that completely missed the boat because they were closer to Grimecas than anything else, along with obviously being designed by idiots that aren't mountainbikers, as evidenced by the fact that they used hardware not suitable for mtb applications for a variety of reasons.

    Then people post the website, which has been static now since the beginning, but they say "WOW, THESE ARE GOING TO BE GREAT, BECAUSE BREMBO DOESN'T MESS AROUND!!!".

    Actually, they do mess around. They make lots of OEM stuff for cars. Ask about how many people got shafted with Brembo oem rotors that had braking tracks that peeled away from the carrier under heat.
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    You do know that they aren't the same brakes they make for sportbikes that go on mtbs? You know we have different needs, right?

    Brembo is messing around and that's why they are still vaporware.


    oh well. I guess that excitement is over. I'll just stick with what I got. But still cool to say the least. And yes I know the motorcycle and bike brakes are different. The Brembo rotors are made in china anyway.
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    Yep, despite that article saying otherwise, Brembo clearly couldn't even get the hardware right from MTBer's needs, and the article was so off on so many points, that it's hard to not believe that it was written by Brembo themselves, posted as a ringer. Talking about stuff that didn't exist, such as how nice and expensive it looked and the quality of the hardware. Maybe they were looking at Hopes?

    If they couldn't even figure out what mtbers need on the trail, in terms of the hardware, how can they be trusted to know about how to make the brakes work for mtbers? Phillips head screws and conventional bolts? Great, now you'll have to worry about stripping a phillips screw when you pull the reservoir, and now you have to carry a box wrench in case the pivot loosens on the MC. Just dumb on all accounts and they thought mtbers would recognize the name and see the price and not fall for it?

    They looked to have more than a passing resemblance to Grimeca brakes.

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    Actually one of the writers on descent-world.co.uk had a pair on test. I think they got them into production..briefly but the cost was 400 GBP per end and as there are many amazing brakes out there for less than half that, the project seems to have fizzled.

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    http://www.descent-world.co.uk/index...=523&Itemid=82

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    Here are some more pics...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Yep, despite that article saying otherwise, Brembo clearly couldn't even get the hardware right from MTBer's needs, and the article was so off on so many points, that it's hard to not believe that it was written by Brembo themselves, posted as a ringer. Talking about stuff that didn't exist, such as how nice and expensive it looked and the quality of the hardware. Maybe they were looking at Hopes?

    If they couldn't even figure out what mtbers need on the trail, in terms of the hardware, how can they be trusted to know about how to make the brakes work for mtbers? Phillips head screws and conventional bolts? Great, now you'll have to worry about stripping a phillips screw when you pull the reservoir, and now you have to carry a box wrench in case the pivot loosens on the MC. Just dumb on all accounts and they thought mtbers would recognize the name and see the price and not fall for it?

    They looked to have more than a passing resemblance to Grimeca brakes.
    I agree about the hardware. Though Shimano uses phillips head screws for their reservoir caps as well. The whole thing looks very unfinished. And the adapter situation is not very well thought out.

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    They look pretty burly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Brembo is messing around and that's why they are still vaporware.
    Buzzkill.

    Judging by the forks those calipers are mounted on, I'd say those photos are a couple of years old.
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    Yeah, I don't know what the deal is with reposting the pics, since we've all seen them in just about every WOW BREMBO! thread since 2006 or so.

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    I'll stick with hopes.

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