a Weekend Warrior
from Oil City, PA, USA
Date Reviewed: November 26, 2002
Strengths: Well, they'll stop you, but without grace....
Weaknesses: Butt-Ugly- unsightly cheap looking calipers...the levers work quite well
Well, I am still in love with the Avid - Pederson Se set up on my hardtail, so anything else is - to me - is inferior. they do work, regardless of what some of these snobs that have deep pockets and can afford the latest Shimolo Doo-hicky or Avid Arch supreme with cheese will tell you. there is nothing wrong with inexpensive bike parts as long as there is some degree of functionality...and they are reasonably safe.
Similar Products Used: Scott-pederson, Avid, Shimano Alivio
Bike Setup: Mongoose FS Frame, Titec bars, Kore Lite 3 stem, SRAM MRX shifters, Profile bar ends, Mozo ML-10 fork, Weinmann/Formula wheels, Kalloy post, SDG saddle, nashbar clipless pedals and cassette, derore front mech, Proshift Bombshell rear mech, KKT chain, Syncros and LX rings, Truvativ 5-D crank, nanoraptor rubbers.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: September 10, 2001
Strengths: Went with other crappy components on bike, wont wear rims, cheap
Weaknesses: Squeaky, mushy, slow to stop, hard to adjust, no good if dirty/wet
This (cheap) breaks will prevent you from going so fast that your tires rip off the rims in dry, warm weather. IF you want to do anythign else, buy some Single Digit 3 Avids. They are cheap and they work.
Was getting a new fork, and none had hangers for cantis. LBS convinced me to try these, only $10 per wheel. They stop great, quiet, easy to adjust. I use them with Tektro levers ($16 bucks each). I am a total retro-grouch, and thought I would never give up cantis. Glad I did, Better than any Shimano product I've tried.
While generally competent, I have never had any experience with bicycles. Just got a new one and am putting together, and have no issue but failed to get the front brakes/wheel working.
Basically, if I hook the brakes together (really quite sure they are V-brakes) the are then too close for t ... Read More »
I always dread messing with the rear wheel/tire of my bike because it is an art I am terrible at. The front is cake.
You've got the chain tension, the angle of the wheel in the frame, and the brakes all as variable.
What is the correct order in which to put a rear wheel on the bike? I typical ... Read More »
I have an old Rockhopper with a cracked frame, but its a slight crack, and I think I might just make it into an around town bike, but I was thinking it would be cool to add 27.5 rims. I will try to see if the LBS will let me put them on just to see if they even fit, but the bike does not ... Read More »
I'm somewhat new to wrenching on bikes, very experienced wrenching on cars.
Anyway, I picked up a used Specialized hot rock 24 yesterday for my son.
All looked well on the bike, rode it up and down the street, shifted and stopped fine. It has black rims that looked like they were new, tires are ne ... Read More »