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    Formula Brakes Guys!! Help

    hopefully i got your attention!, well im hours away from ordering my first set of formula brakes, im stoked!, im just having trouble choosing between k24s or the biancos, particularly because of the brake lever...i know the bianco is supposed to have a longer lever but could you guys post two pictures, one of the bianco lever and then one of the k24 or whichever of the oros so that i can get a good look at the difference??? thanks in advance! looking forward to pinning it on formulas!

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    Bianco has the shorter 1- finger lever and more aggressive sintered pads.

    K24 has the longer 2-finger lever and organic pads.

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    thanks squeeky wheel. i actually regret posting this thread after taking a look at various threads that answered this and other questions that i had about formulas...BIANCOS it is!!

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    Hey DHperu,
    I am glad you figured out your questions with a bit of research. I just want to let you know that the Bianco lever is actually slightly shorter than the K24 lever.

    If you still want those pics...let me know.

    Cheers,

    Chris Costello
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    Not to hijack, but are parts on the Oro series interchangeable? Can you upgrade levers, hoses and hardware?

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    DNW,
    Yes, the parts you mention are interchangeable, as are most of the other parts on the brake.

    Cheers,

    Chris

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    oh its shorter? so what is the difference between one finger braking on a 24k versus the bianco? is the feel diferent? do you get more leverage out of the bianco lever? i like one finger braking so i suppose the bianco is for me right?

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    DHperu,
    The lever blade on the Oro Bianco is thinner (not as tall) and is forged, making it stronger than the cast Oro K24 lever blade. In my opinion, the difference comes down to how thick of a lever blade you prefer, since the brakes are powerful enough to only use 1 finger anyway. That being said, most of our sponsored DH riders prefer the 1 finger blade.

    Cheers,

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    k24 vs Puro

    Is there any reason other than the weight (& gold ) to purchase the puro over the k24? I'm ready to pull the trigger right now on a new set of brakes for my shiny new Ventana!! also whats the weight diffrence?

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    Streepro0323,
    Weight and bling factor are the main differences between the Oro K24 and Oro Puro. The weight savings total about 100g on a complete set up if you go with the Oro Puro. A 1/4lb savings ain't too shabby...especially when you consider that you are not sacrificing any power or performance with the lighter setup. However, the Oro K24 already come quite light at 398g with all the hardware and an IS adapter.

    Cheers,

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    I just installed my new K24s yesterday, and put a couple local miles on them. Easy installation, VERY nice of Formula to include extra parts so you can immediately shorten the brake lines, which I did with no difficulty. It would be nice to include the bleed kit with the brakes, but that is minor.

    Construction and feel seem solid, much better than my Hayes El Camino. They also weigh 1/2 lb less for the setup (7" rear, 8" front). Perfomance (not even broken in) is already better than the El Caminos.

    Nice brakes so far!

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    Bianco blade on k24

    I just purchased a set of k24s for my five spot. I had been using hayes with some aftermarket shorter levers and have gotten used to single finger braking. Are there any decent short levers that will work with the K24's??

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    Marty,
    Bianco lever blades are available aftermarket and can be installed on a K24.

    Thanks,

    Chris
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    Anyone know why Formula abandoned the magnesium calipers?

    Also, what do the Oro Puro IS adapters (with bolts) weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurorider
    Anyone know why Formula abandoned the magnesium calipers
    I heard the brake fluid corroded the magnesium from the inside

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    K24

    I've been using the K24's on my 29er for several weeks now and using one finger to stop instantly is not a problem.All I can say is that these are the perfect brakes. Super strong and no break in required.

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    Will the adaptor in the photo above work for K24 and Sramx9 (2007) shifters? I would love to cut the clutter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc
    Will the adaptor in the photo above work for K24 and Sramx9 (2007) shifters? I would love to cut the clutter.
    Yes. =) I have the same combo and it works great!

    Phil.

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    adaptor

    Can I ask where you go the adaptors?

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    You can get them here...

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    I ordered mine from Larry @ MtnHighCyclery. He's a regular here on the forums using the handle "Ventanarama". You can PM him or email him. Check out http://mtnhighcyclery.com
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    I think I got them also from Universalcycles or could have been JensonUSA... or PM Chris at Formula brakes and order it from him directly. =)

    Phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurorider
    Anyone know why Formula abandoned the magnesium calipers?

    Also, what do the Oro Puro IS adapters (with bolts) weigh?
    about 40 grams with two of the 4 bolts being titanium for 1 set. I have the Puros.

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