C Star V Brakes Brake System

2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $10.00


Product Description

C Star V Brakes


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SJSharks2010 a Weekend Warrior from Sudbury, Ontario

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2010

Strengths:    Stop the bike. Sort of. Ridiculously inexpensive.

Weaknesses:    Absolutely Everything.

Bottom Line:   
They suck. Believe it or not they snapped! I've never even heard of that happening before.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse FR 10. New everything.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Aaron McGraw 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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Venango County, Sugar Creek trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   On da bike when I gots it

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.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Stim a Cross Country Rider from France

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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Arch Rival 2.5

Bike Setup:   Iron horse 2.0, formery factory set up

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Shanthakumar Abraham a Cross-Country Rider from Melbourne. Vic

Date Reviewed: August 23, 1999

Strengths:    
Stop ok!


Weaknesses:    
The place where the cable enters the brake is badly designed making it hard to remove the wheel if the brakes are adjusted properly.


Bottom Line:   
I wouldnt buy these, they suck... only had em cos they were on the bike when I bought it.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Shimano 99 LX V's


Bike Setup:   
Nishiki Colorado 98

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Bubba a Weekend Warrior from Indiana

Date Reviewed: April 17, 1999

Strengths:    
Cheap , work great


Weaknesses:    
None found yet


Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Shimano Alivio Cantis with Kool Stop Pads


Bike Setup:   
Trek 930
Mozo Fork
Riser bars
STX drivetrain

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