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    IRD Dual Banger Mech

    Anyone try these yet? Am thinking of getting them but they are very new and not sure the bugs are out...

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    What they really are...

    Quote Originally Posted by jsord
    Anyone try these yet? Am thinking of getting them but they are very new and not sure the bugs are out...
    As far as I know, Winzip (a taiwanese company) and RST are the only ones making a dual piston mechanical and both companies make good stuff. Both companies make products for other companies so they might have IRD logos on them. I have tried both and they work well! Definitely better than anything else on the market! Make sure replacement pads are easily available.
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    I e-mailed IRD about them to ask availability and weight. A week or so later they responded that they would be out soon and they didn't give me a weight.
    Riding slowly since 1977.

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    Found the weights, they finally put them on their webstore site.

    IRD Dual Banger Front- IS & Postmount Compatible = 245 grams caliper + 140 Rotor = 385g
    IRD Dual Banger Rear- IS only mount= 220 grams caliper + 140 rotor = 360 Grams


    For comparison, Avid Mechanicals are 350 grams with rotors and all mounting hardware. I'll stick with a good brake from a good company until the IRD ones prove themselves better.
    Riding slowly since 1977.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDMC
    ... I'll stick with a good brake from a good company until the IRD ones prove themselves better.
    Don't hold your breath waiting for that day. They had their hydro disc brakes out for years and no one ever really paid attention to it. It was pretty affordable too, but price didn't really motivate people to try them.

    It's hard dethrowning Avid at this point. I do think there is prospect in their new mech brake being OE on some bikes thought because IRD has a good OE relationship with some companies, like Kona for example.

    But I guess I should never say "never". Long time king of locks, Krytonite, just got kicked right in the balls pretty hard by a tiny Bic ball point pen.
    Give me a big scoop of Manteca!

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    I haven't heard any but bad things about the IRD's hydros.

    Anyway, after reading galfer's post I would give the mechs a try.

    I just would like them to be a bit cheaper. If they want a piece of the Avid cake they gotta have a competitive price.
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