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    Do they make carbon V-brakes?

    I'd be interested in a set. Setting my latest bike project to have disc front and V rear. Would love a XTR in the rear...so nice but oh so expensive. I figure that a carbon set (if they do exist) would be just as much if not more, but at least it has that oooh factor.

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    Are you going for lightweight? Check out the Mrazek moc v+ magnesium, extralite ultrabrake, and kcnc v-brake. All very exotic and super light. They are a bit more than XTR but not by much if you pay retail (an who should?). Keep your eyes on eBay for some good deals. Good luck with your choice. And by the way, tektro made or still makes a carbon v brake but I'm pretty sure its alloy wrapped in carbon solely for looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djork
    at least it has that oooh factor.
    Here's some 'oooh factor' for you:
    http://fairwheelbikes.com/kcnc-vbrak...ete-p-437.html
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    Carbon brake levers

    TRP makes a nice set of those. As a matter of fact, I just received my aluminum TRP ML930 levers and they're sweet. They have a hinged mounting which is nice. No more taking grips off. I don't recall seeing carbon v brakes though they're probably out there.

    ML930 carbon levers, claimed 128 grams: http://www.trpbrakes.com/ml950.html

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    put one of these hydraulic rim crushers on the back for a bit of 'oooh factor': http://www.magura.com/english/produkte_static/produkt_2008_hs33.htm

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    Actually, I am surpised that no one builds cf brakes. In the high end r/c industry that is the only thing used for stopping nitro cars. I would just pick out a set of brakes you like, buy a sheet of equaly thick cf & take it down to your local machine shop. Carbon fiber brakes offer a much smoother braking pattern.

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    well they make em for road bikes but idk about mtb.... http://www.poshbikes.com/images_new/...x2006_11_l.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by party_wagon
    Actually, I am surpised that no one builds cf brakes. In the high end r/c industry that is the only thing used for stopping nitro cars. I would just pick out a set of brakes you like, buy a sheet of equaly thick cf & take it down to your local machine shop. Carbon fiber brakes offer a much smoother braking pattern.
    eh? this is a joke, right?

    what does an r/c car weigh? i'm guessing a bit more than bike + rider. what are you suggesting a machine shop will do with a sheet of fiber and a brakeset? 'smoother braking pattern'? please explain.

    i have a carbon bottle opener. it works for ****.

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    That KCNC brake set is sweeet! But for $500 or something like that, whoa! Thanks for the haeds-up on magnesium V-brakes Looks like Tektro and Avid made some back then. The Mrazek is about $200 for a set?

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