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    Brembo Brakes

    Here is the latest and greatest!! And, at only $800 per wheel you too can have them.....

    I got this info off of the Turner forum.

    Look HERE!!!!!!

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    dang... i love brembos (came from an Autocross background)... I guess it's about time they came into the MTB market...

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    Quote Originally Posted by be350ka
    Here is the latest and greatest!! And, at only $800 per wheel you too can have them.....

    I got this info off of the Turner forum.

    Look HERE!!!!!!

    that price is so lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misctwo
    that price is so lame.
    You wont see me dishing out that kind of jack for brakes.

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    what, no radial mount
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    Quote Originally Posted by be350ka
    You wont see me dishing out that kind of jack for brakes.
    me neither, $800, WOW it better come with a BJ. the lever/clamp still looks proto.....what's radial mount?

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    Ugly and uber-expensive, sounds like a winning combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    Ugly and uber-expensive, sounds like a winning combo

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    I only hope that the other brands don't raise the prices on their "chi-chi bling" models, just to have Brembo status too....

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    I still dont get the diff between radial and regular discs?

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    Nice.... but you can buy a sweet frame for a brakeset of those...

    Is Dangerboy making levers for those?

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    My shimano LX calipers are enough to bring me down gracefully....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneosdias
    I still dont get the diff between radial and regular discs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Descent-World.co.uk
    Everything in mountain biking has a name attached to it and a certain level of quality. For this you pay a price. With Brembo, the price is perhaps a little more expensive but never have I seen such a well made product in the mountain bike industry...

    Even the best [brakes from other companies] are designed with compromise; they have all had their issues... Hoses sometimes a little on the thin side and easily damaged, inconsistency in performance, seizing pistons... Not these, for Brembo know nothing of the word compromise.


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    + the adapter to mount to all diff forks. Prolly $200
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    .... aaawww... as for me, they can sod off and price them as they want... Anyway, I don't think I would be one of the lucky 500 ones that can get them a year.

    Cycling industry must be stuffed with wealthy customers... 800 for a single Brembo brake, 10 grands for an Ellsworth, over a grand for some forks... Dang...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneosdias
    I still dont get the diff between radial and regular discs?

    wayne

    the radial mount from what i read is the 'post mount' that manitou has always had. never heard of them being called 'radial' mount. by the way the bremo in that article looks to be 'post/radial mount' but with a non 74mm to 51mm adapter. had to look close to notice that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misctwo
    the radial mount from what i read is the 'post mount' that manitou has always had. never heard of them being called 'radial' mount. by the way the bremo in that article looks to be 'post/radial mount' but with a non 74mm to 51mm adapter. had to look close to notice that.
    hot d@mn, your right! the brembo site confirms it.hard to tell from the pics, but there it is.i'll look harder next time
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    Radial refers to the master cylinder, where the master cylinder piston engages perpindicular to the handle bar (think new Shimano XTR and Magura Marta systems) rather than parallel (or inline in industry-ese). Makes one heckuva tight, compact, strong, and light master cylinder. The Manitou/Hayes caliper mount system is referred to as Post Mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juancancook
    Radial refers to the master cylinder, where the master cylinder piston engages perpindicular to the handle bar (think new Shimano XTR and Magura Marta systems) rather than parallel (or inline in industry-ese). Makes one heckuva tight, compact, strong, and light master cylinder. The Manitou/Hayes caliper mount system is referred to as Post Mount.
    its not all ways in reference to the master cylinder. in the bicycle world its referred to as post mount, in the motorcycle world its called radial mount.6 of 1, half a dozen of another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    .... aaawww... as for me, they can sod off and price them as they want... Anyway, I don't think I would be one of the lucky 500 ones that can get them a year.

    Cycling industry must be stuffed with wealthy customers... 800 for a single Brembo brake, 10 grands for an Ellsworth, over a grand for some forks... Dang...

    for that price they'd better come with some gold leaf stickers too.

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    wow thats a high price
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    Selling only 500 sets a year will not bring exclusivity, but destined to fail. Parts availability will be compromised, the manufacturer will find it difficult to justify the R&D cost for subsequent improvements. IMHO, this will be discontinued after a few years.

    I suspect the manufacturer is using this to set the benchmark for Brembo bicycle brakes, they will subsequently introduce a cheaper, "production unlimited" version, probably pricing around half of these.

    Setting a high price is sometimes used as a marketing strategy.

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    BB7's are good enough for me... hell for that price I'll lay someone to follow me and slow me down when needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    I only hope that the other brands don't raise the prices on their "chi-chi bling" models, just to have Brembo status too....
    What's that called again? Oh yeah, Fox's Syndrome.

    All joking aside - I hope as you do. It's one thing when a company can truly justify a high price (Formula's Puro is a good, positive example of this ..... ti = $$$). I can't help but feel that with Brembo's case a high overhead combined with little experience/tact with machining smaller parts is a big part of the high price. Akin to Ferrari making a riding lawnmower ..... with 50 hp ..... for $50,000. Yes, they can both build it, but neither are "geared" for that type of production or market.

    I'd hope that $800/end is an MSRP, but with only 500 units produced i'm sure it'll really be ..... $800/end. Ummmmm, NO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoSoSwiM
    BB7's are good enough for me... hell for that price I'll lay someone to follow me and slow me down when needed.

    more here





    and a brembo brakeset for sale here
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    looks ugly. probably heavy too. nothing hope hasn't done already. i'm not impressed, and i don't care how good they work at the price.

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    WTF ! The least they could have done is make the calipers red with white lettering.

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    I'd gladly go through several pairs of good running shoes using the Flintstone method before I drop $800 on these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misctwo
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    Anybody noticed those are AUD?

    In USD those would be like 650 bucks... Still way expensive compared with the already expensive Martas or Oro Puro/Bianco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    Anybody noticed those are AUD?

    In USD those would be like 650 bucks... Still way expensive compared with the already expensive Martas or Oro Puro/Bianco.

    Good catch, Warp!

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    I was wondering why his English was so broken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I was wondering why his English was so broken.
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    Had a chance to view a pair that Goodridge had a while back ago and these brakes are reserved for those who don't give a hoot how much there stuff weighs. Don't know how they stack up agianst the competition in terms of power and modulation, but they better be the cats meow for that type of coin.

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    Had a chance to view a pair that Goodridge had a while back ago and these brakes are reserved for those who don't give a hoot how much there stuff weighs. Don't know how they stack up agianst the competition in terms of power and modulation, but they better be the cats meow for that type of coin.

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    Had a chance to view a pair that Goodridge had a while back ago and these brakes are reserved for those who don't give a hoot how much there stuff weighs. Don't know how they stack up agianst the competition in terms of power and modulation, but they better be the cats meow for that type of coin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    Had a chance to view a pair that Goodridge had a while back ago and these brakes are reserved for those who don't give a hoot how much there stuff weighs. Don't know how they stack up agianst the competition in terms of power and modulation, but they better be the cats meow for that type of coin.



    they say there will be 500 available; actually 499 if you send one set directly to the 'firstflight bikes museum'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    Anybody noticed those are AUD?

    In USD those would be like 650 bucks... Still way expensive compared with the already expensive Martas or Oro Puro/Bianco.
    The price is close to it's weight: 620g each That equates to almost a dollar per gram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    The price is close to it's weight: 620g each
    For some reason I'm doubting that these brakes are better than the other bestest, most powerful brakes on the market. Such as the Gustavs, which apparently weigh the same. How is that, given that the Brembo looks like a standard dual piston, and the Maguras are like quad piston moto brakes?

    Anyway, I know what my choice is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    The price is close to it's weight: 620g each That equates to almost a dollar per gram.
    The rotors alone are 220grs!! Thickness is average at 2mm... what did they use? Lead?

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    That adapter just looks like a PITA to center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    That adapter just looks like a PITA to center.
    Thin wall sockets ala Marzocchi must be a fashion... if you can insert one there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    Thin wall sockets ala Marzocchi must be a fashion... if you can insert one there.
    More like ground down open end wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    More like ground down open end wrench.
    That was a perfect place for an allen head bolt... and a long one with good leverage!
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    That is such a sad attempt at adapting what they currently make to satisfy the mtb market, it is not even funny.
    For such a world class moto/car brake mfg, this attempt is pathetic. Look at the fit finish on the lever/clamps. The bolt that holds it on. The narrow bolt pattern for the caliper. The NON-monoblock design. Lastly the price.

    I'm happy to see Brembo consider bicycles. They are great company and could build, eventually, a class leading product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    That is such a sad attempt at adapting what they currently make to satisfy the mtb market, it is not even funny.
    For such a world class moto/car brake mfg, this attempt is pathetic. Look at the fit finish on the lever/clamps. The bolt that holds it on. The narrow bolt pattern for the caliper. The NON-monoblock design. Lastly the price.

    I'm happy to see Brembo consider bicycles. They are great company and could build, eventually, a class leading product.

    Dude, thats the industrial look. Its in now............or is it out? Lets hope that they are putting these out as a test bed to see what the likes and dislikes are and make the adjustments to future runs.

    Lets start with:

    Levers and clamp design
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    NON monoblock caliper
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    Any others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by be350ka
    Any others?
    - Weight

    - As XLS_Will mentions, the caliper mounts are fed up as they are. You need to be a contorsionist, not to have the wheel in place or not having the IS-to-PM braket attached to the frame to align the caliper. There's a reason why calipers evolved to 74mm mounts.

    - More Allen socket head bolts would be nice... in the end that's what most MTB riders have in their toolbox. But that's a minor complaint.

    - Related to last one... NOT TO NEED any special tools to give routine maintenance to the brake. I don't know if they're needed or not in this version, but it sucks when a manufacturer release a product that needs special tools. In such case, they should come in the box along with the product. Hey, you pay a grand for a fork and you don't even get a chamferless or thin walled socket to service the thing? Uh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by be350ka
    Dude, thats the industrial look. Its in now............or is it out? Lets hope that they are putting these out as a test bed to see what the likes and dislikes are and make the adjustments to future runs.

    Lets start with:

    Levers and clamp design
    Rear banjo
    NON monoblock caliper
    PRICE


    Any others?
    Yeah, the rest of the motorcycle, please.


    I gotta ask about the non-mono block caliper, though. Do you mean non-mono block to say make it a two-piece? Why? If i'm incorrect with my belief of what you're saying please clarify. Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTO
    Yeah, the rest of the motorcycle, please.


    I gotta ask about the non-mono block caliper, though. Do you mean non-mono block to say make it a two-piece? Why? If i'm incorrect with my belief of what you're saying please clarify. Just curious.
    I guess those were be350ka's dislikes (not the likes)

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    I see nothing apealing about these brakes at all. They have cheap bulky looking hardware and in one picture it looks like the are using a 2 pice caliper. Nothing about these brakes other than the name seems high end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by be350ka
    Any others?
    Oh... I almost forgot!

    .. and they rather have a Customer Service as good as Magura's or Formula's... Two heavy-weights regarding CS.

    Avid is not bad or so I've read and Hayes is no lacking either. So Brembo rather get a level of CS on par with the top ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    Oh... I almost forgot!

    .. and they rather have a Customer Service

    "My brakes broke"
    "Oh, that's terrible. We'll charge your CC immediately and send you a new set right away."

    Customer served.
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    Looks heavy

    Lots of big bolts, looks like it was cast in sand. This may cut it for autocross or motorcycles, but grams matter in the mtb world at this price point... with the exception of the FR or DH market where power is everything. Even then, they have to be super powerful to justify the weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    I guess those were be350ka's dislikes (not the likes)
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by be350ka
    Exactly.

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    there is absolutely no point in buying those brakes. They have all this hoopdy coatings and stuff, yet they have never been tried. If you buy this brakes you are either a bad mechanic who can't make a normal brake work, or a tool with too much money. I'm currently working on my juicy 7's, making them look good and perform better by using different fluids, goodridge lines, better rotors, and that'll cost me 100-150 bucks, not 800. brembo's are for cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    Anybody noticed those are AUD?

    In USD those would be like 650 bucks... Still way expensive compared with the already expensive Martas or Oro Puro/Bianco.

    the original article asked if they were worth the 400 british pounds per brake. last paragraph:

    quote: 'Now the big question: are they worth 400 per brake?'

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