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CTS Spot Facer Tools

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $239.00

Product Description

Tool Features:
·Reduces spongy feel and brake noise associated with misaligned calipers
·Improves brake performance and feel
·Reduces bedding in/break in time
·Increases pad life
·Reduces set up time for mechanics
·Increases profitability for shop owners

Faces fork and frame disc tabs 100mm Q/R, 135mm Q/R, 150mm/12mm T-A non-threaded axles,

20mm thru axle forks/hex axle forks. 20mm thru axle forks use existing fork axle to mount tool.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steven a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2012

Strengths:    This is the only proper way to ensure your brake mounting tabs are perfectly square to the axle!

Weaknesses:    None what so ever!

Bottom Line:   
The tool is very simple to operate and very effective! Even on a high end aluminum frame, welding will always cause warping of the metal. Even jigs do not fix this! If you have noisy, spongy, soft brakes and can't seem to get your caliper aligned properly, this is your fix!

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Purchased At:   Direct from CTS

Bike Setup:   31lb. 2012 Santa Cruz Nomad XT/XTR (Trail) Industry Nine Enduro Fox 36/160 Talas FIT RLC Kashima Fox RP23 Kashima

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg Olson a Downhiller from Moraga, CA

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2004

Strengths:    Strong, built to last, must-have tool.

Weaknesses:    Not compatible with every set up.

Bottom Line:   
For those of you who might not be familiar with spot facing tools for disk brakes, come on out of your caves. So many shops and riders don’t realize that when frames are manufactured, the disk brake tabs on the frame come out of alignment due to the heat of welds. It’s unavoidable, but it means the disks and the calipers will be out of alignment and never work to their top performance. This CTS tool is the best, it gets rid of the squeaks and improper wear that come with misaligned brake calipers. I could honestly not believe how much better my brakes felt and performed. High quality, effective, and accurate tool, this would probably be great for shop owners who want a fast way to set up bikes the right way.

Many shops put bikes together without even checking the alignment of disk brakes tabs. I have seen countless times where bikes are assembled without using a spot facing tool, brake noise and uneven pad wear is completely ignored and passed on to the customer.

This tool is top-notch. Even after use on 40+ bikes it has not dulled, all the parts are strong, accurately made, and built to last.

It would be nice if this tool would be compatible with all rear end spacings and different through axel setups. But it is still a must-have tool.


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Favorite Trail:   Big Bear

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

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