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    KCNC X7 Disc Brakes (Crazy Light)

    My new KCNC X7 arrived today. The front brake weighed 219g and the rear 253g. Plus they look sick, have pad clearance, and use shimano pads & mineral oil. Looking forward to trail testing. And no, that lever is not touching the glass top and I tared the scale and repeated 3x.
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    That is one hideously ugly component. How much does the hardware (rotor/caliper bolts) weigh?
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    Those come in other colors ?

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    sick!

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    Would rather run some The Ones at 308g and know i have the power and modulation of them than rip along with something that looks that gash.

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    sorry not trying to hijack but i love how people come into your thread saying what they would rather run.

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    I think black and, especially, the red sets look a bit less in your face:





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    Butt freaking ugly levers. And they use Ashima rotors. Hope you bought a couple sets of extra pads!
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    Man you guys are rough. The gold really is in your face but coming from gold maguras I guess the ueberbling is dummed down but still a bit much. They come in silver, red, black, and gold. I ordered the silver and gold with the intent to return one of the sets. The silver looks amazing and I dig the industrial design on the levers. They will have to stop a 29er in the 160mm size, though at 128 lbs on a 20lb hardtail, I guess I could get results just using my foot. The ultimate test will be on the trail.
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    I'd rock those gold in a heart beat. At least you're different and have a style of your own, not rocking the same stuff 99% of riders have.

    I love having unique stiff that's functional. Great conversation starter when you're at a rest point as well.

    Plus, they look kinda high visibility, easy to spot on the trail. Can't think of the last time being spotted on the trail is a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadD.M.D.
    sorry not trying to hijack but i love how people come into your thread saying what they would rather run.
    Up your pipe hole.

    They are look totally terrible.

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    How much does the hardware weigh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tillers_Rule
    I'd rock those gold in a heart beat. At least you're different and have a style of your own, not rocking the same stuff 99% of riders have.

    I love having unique stiff that's functional. Great conversation starter when you're at a rest point as well.

    Plus, they look kinda high visibility, easy to spot on the trail. Can't think of the last time being spotted on the trail is a bad thing.
    I hate unique stuff, so when I need brake pads or other parts on vacation, I don't have to buy new god damn brakes.

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    they look different and new. ugly or not is just a matter of personal taste.

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    I"m still waiting on those membrane piston brakes that no one has and keep getting pushed back. Lololol

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    and how much do these cost compared to Formula r1???

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    Quote Originally Posted by junktrunk
    I hate unique stuff, so when I need brake pads or other parts on vacation, I don't have to buy new god damn brakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by cannonballtrail
    and use shimano pads & mineral oil.

    Same as if you have Avids and went to a shop that only carries Shimano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1
    Same as if you have Avids and went to a shop that only carries Shimano.
    SO fluid and pads are the ONLY parts brakes use?

    Your avid and/or shimano argument doesn't hold water, as they are easily ordered when one needs parts, MC's, or anything else. Taking parts off floor bikes is also something I've seen in extreme cases in vacation areas.

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    Sweet I rather like them

    $450 for a set I believe

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    As for pads, it looks like these KCNC brakes use some shimano-compatible pads, don't they?

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    look like xt pads to me.....
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    Those rotors look terrible, not enough friction material in contact with the pads for me, they'll heat spike very quickly, not have enough surface area for cooling, but the plus side is you'll never have to worry about the pads glazing over I guess, the rotor will wear out likely 5x's faster than other rotors to, 1/5th less material and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junktrunk
    I hate unique stuff, so when I need brake pads or other parts on vacation, I don't have to buy new god damn brakes.
    Those fancy unique brakes take 'god damn' Shimano pads.

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    Nice! not a huge fan of the gold, but still very nice!
    Love the cnc look and especially the weight.

    Have you guys actually ever used the Ashima rotors? Lots of people use them without issues, just don't use organic pads.

    Quote Originally Posted by vizsladog
    and how much do these cost compared to Formula r1???
    Nearly half the price of R1's! Can be found for $380.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junktrunk
    SO fluid and pads are the ONLY parts brakes use?

    Your avid and/or shimano argument doesn't hold water, as they are easily ordered when one needs parts, MC's, or anything else. Taking parts off floor bikes is also something I've seen in extreme cases in vacation areas.
    I think my argument does hold water...about 2.4 pints of it.

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