Dia-Compe Vc 733 Brake System

2.63/5 (8 Reviews)


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Dia-Compe Vc 733


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by matt leonard a Cross Country Rider from belfast

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2002

Strengths:    They were good to start with , sharp and had a decent movement-looked quite snazzy too

Weaknesses:    after a few months , started to weaken off big style , they dont have there nice movement n e more -become soggy too , they they stop...thats about it-not sense to them n e more

Bottom Line:   
for the money they will do u good for a while , but dont expect much after this. Theyll get soggy and ull get sick of their non-ability to brake with feel on hills

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   tektro-V

Bike Setup:   gremica system 1 front , diacompe vc733 rear V on alex rim

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dmitriy "Flip" a Downhiller from Bronx, NY. USA

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2000

Strengths:    They stop

Weaknesses:    can't stay adjusted, "sqeeksaLOT", and springs are not strong enough.

Bottom Line:   
They were great at first, but as I used them, they got weaker, especially for downhill.

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Favorite Trail:   Van Cortlandt Park, Orchard Beach, Pelham Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Avids, Disk brakes

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR Sport

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JW Whitmarsh a Cross Country Rider from Lancaster, CA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2000

Strengths:    Well, lessee...I pull on the levers, they stop the bike. What more is there?

Weaknesses:    Occasional pad squeak on the front (I've never seen brakes that didn't do this)

Bottom Line:   
I still can't figure out what everyone is complaining about. These things have pulled me out of some pretty hairy descents, and other than some rear-wheel lockup (which is entirely my fault), I've never experienced ANY of the problems y'all are talking about here. Never been adjusted, and still stop on a dime. Can't ask for more than that.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   1999 Specialized Rockhopper A1 FS

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Romeo Felicano a Cross Country Rider from Diego Garcia (Where?)

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2000

Strengths:    Price.

Weaknesses:    Everything else. Flex, poor stopping, poor brake pads, weak springs, you name it...

Bottom Line:   
The worst V-brake that I have ever used. Spend the $$$ for Avids at least!

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Favorite Trail:   All of them

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Avid 1.0(way better) Avid Arch Rival 50(on my Ti bike)

Bike Setup:   1998 Klein Pulse Pro with XT. 99 LX cranks. Custom built wheelset with XTR rear hub/GT CNC front hub.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Jim Carleton a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, Ontario

Date Reviewed: October 27, 1999

Strengths:    
Like the anti-skid. Great stopping on road/paved path which is where I usually ride.


Weaknesses:    
Brake Pads tore up the aluminum rims during the first ride. Replaced with KoolStops immediately. Now just a mild squeal that I can't get rid of.


Bottom Line:   
Haven't tried any other V-Brakes but they were a big step up from the cantilevers on my cheapie Diamondback Outlook.

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Favorite Trail:   
Ottawa River to Aylmer

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
None.


Bike Setup:   
'99 Specialized Crossroads

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by T2 a Cross-Country Rider from Cincinnati

Date Reviewed: October 8, 1999

Strengths:    
Cheap


Weaknesses:    
Cheap(junk)


Bottom Line:   
Simply junk. The brakes won't hold an adjustment. The levers have too much play in them. These brakes are obviously one of the reasons you can buy an FSR for only $740.00. Spend a little extra and get Avids.

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Favorite Trail:   
Ceasar's creek

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
All Shimanos
Avid 1D


Bike Setup:   
Specialized FSR Sport

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Jon a Weekend Warrior from London

Date Reviewed: August 9, 1999

Strengths:    
if u maintain it properly, it should turn out fine...
cheap


Weaknesses:    
not that powerful


Bottom Line:   
maintain it properly...

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
LX
XTR
Avid SD 10


Bike Setup:   
RH A1 FS
Judy SL
LX/XT

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 25, 1999

Strengths:    
These are the safest brakes that you can buy! It's absolutely impossible to flip yourself with these brakes!


Weaknesses:    
No power, no modulation, hard to adjust, constantly needs oil or else the arms start moving weird. Oh yeah, they look pretty ugly too.


Bottom Line:   
This page wasn't here before, but I had to add it just to say how crappy these brakes are. I can't believe that Specialized would use this sort of trash. I've used cantilievers that are better than these pieces of trash. Two chillies because they still sort of work.

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Favorite Trail:   
Don't have one

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
STX, Avid SD10


Bike Setup:   
'99 Specialized Rockhopper A1 FS

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