Cane Creek Direct Curve 2 Brake System

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)
Weight : 215 grams/set MSRP : $50.00


Product Description

7005 aluminum arms


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ed a Weekend Warrior from Enschede

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2007

Strengths:    Looks nice

Weaknesses:    Loose, their recoil is not good (rear brake gets stuck).

Bottom Line:   
I expected a lot of these breaks since i read the good reviews but to me they are a bit disappoiting. I dont feel that they are stronger than other similar brake systems. The worst things are that they are loose (they can be moved up and down) and if turned tighter their weak recoil ability (for the rear break) goes further down the drain. They are quite cheap though imo.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Avid 3r, Shimano Deore, Shimano LX

Bike Setup:   Stock Specialized epic 2004 except different bottom bracket (Truvativ Stylo)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Larry Mendoza a Weekend Warrior from Sunnyvale

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2007

Strengths:    Exceptional feel, stopping power
Included pads are very good
Very cool looking
inexpensive


Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
This is a highly, highly recommended brake set for recumbents! The extra long cable length of recumbent brakes makes them particularly susceptible to lousy brake feel, i.e. "squish", as well as creating finicky adjustments for the pull sweet spot. These Cane Creek DC2's have no noodle, which buys you mucho brake feel - I have used several V-brakes looking to get feel back, and these are the bomb. I had been using Kool Stop salmons, but the Cane Creek pads plus brakes are silent and appear to be fine so far - no grooving or biting of the rims. 5 recumbent chilis - if you're looking for a 'bent brake fix feel, this is the place. The fact that they're inexpensive is gravy - I'd pay twice the price for the feel alone.

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Favorite Trail:   Arastradero loop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $23.00

Purchased At:   Cambria Cycle

Similar Products Used:   SRAM 7.0, Shimano LX, many others

Bike Setup:   Rans Vivo, Sram 7.0 levers & cables,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marcin from Poland

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2006

Strengths:    Power... they nail the bike to ground.
Easy to install and setup.
Kool-Stop pads.


Weaknesses:    They are a bit loose, make some vibrations during a ride.

Bottom Line:   
When you need powerfull brakes but dont want to reconfigure your bike for disc brakes.

And they look nice too :)

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   zzyzx, tektro

Bike Setup:   corratec x-vert expert

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Northern Texas

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2004

Strengths:    Silent! No more noise Very smooth performance with excellent feel to the levers. No more noodle and easy to setup.

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
I run mine with the stock Cane Creek front pads and Kool-Stop "salmon" pads on the rear. Gives a strong linear feel on the lever with less striction in the cable lines. There is no noise from the brakes at all, no more squeals or vibration.
The look of them might be a little different, I've had other riders ask me what they are. Overall, I can't fault them in the 200 miles I have used them for. Picked them up for $25.00 a pair on a whim, glad I did.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   internet

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Deore LX V-brakes, Avid Mag V-brakes

Bike Setup:   Short wheelbase, fully suspended recumbent

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lewis a Cross Country Rider from NYC

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2002

Strengths:    awesome power, more responsive than a disc, superior grade A tofu.

Weaknesses:    umm... none found, except for clearance, but even that is adjustable if you just don't follow the directions an space the brake pads to give you more clearance.

Bottom Line:   
If you want the best brakes at the best price you can't beat these. Yeah sure they are alot heavier than the paul's and not as adjustible as their more expensive brethern. But hey, if you don't need to flip them to adjust your wire why bother, save the money and buy me some new cranks. definetly gave this one 10 flaming cornholios. ;)

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Favorite Trail:   the one your mom rides on

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   locally of course. ;)

Similar Products Used:   tektro, xtr, xt, hayes, magura, etc...........

Bike Setup:   2001 Kona Kaboom, morati ti fork, cane creek direct curve 2, ti seatpost, bontrager cyclocross bars, dia compe 287v drop levers with paul's components cx levers, salsa stem, 1x1 surly hubs with ritchey rock pro rims, and tioga cross country slicks. 19lbs of fury!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike Taylor a Cross Country Rider from Dallas Texas United States of Affirmative Action

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2001

Strengths:    unique design, works well, powerful, no noticeable slop. no squeal. light. I am happy with the product.

Weaknesses:    the idea is great, but the arms should be a little longer for mud clearance and the brake-power obsessed. nothing beats superlong v-brake arms for dry xc.

Bottom Line:   
buy it if you have to have different stuff. Works great with any v-lever, preferably adjustable leverage ones. Canecreek makes good levers too. But if you just want power, get the avid single digit in your preferred model, blows all other v's out of the water, i don't know how. 9 chilis for uniqueness and reliability. Grease your boss posts well before mounting. no dh tires.

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Favorite Trail:   one with no thugz

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   catalog

Similar Products Used:   xtr v 98

Bike Setup:   xc hardtail

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