Dia-Compe Vc 735 Brake System

1.56/5 (9 Reviews)


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Dia-Comp Vc 735


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by WalleyesAndTNT a Cross Country Rider from Mpls,Mn,usa

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2011

Strengths:    Consistent

Weaknesses:    Messy pads

Bottom Line:   
They work fine for me. Maybe after 10 years they break in. I first rode them 2 days ago in heavy rain for 90 min on the hard trail/road. No problems. Stop on a dime.

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Favorite Trail:   Hartley Field

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   n/a

Similar Products Used:   Deore LX

Bike Setup:   99 Specialized Ground Control FSR. Avid levers

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Anders from Sweden

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2000

Strengths:    I don't know. They will make you go faster down the hill.

Weaknesses:    They came with my bike. They don't work in wet or dry condition.

Bottom Line:   
No one shuld use these brakes. I don't know the price but i do know that it is more then 1$ witch is a fair price.

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Favorite Trail:   Vätlefjällsleden

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Sportson

Similar Products Used:   Shimano STX RC

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR enduro -99

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ed a Weekend Warrior from Lakewood

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2000

Weaknesses:    Braking, pad longevity.

Bottom Line:   
I agree: these brakes suck. They came stock with my girlfriend's Rockhopper. I was really surprised at (1) how hard they were to set up properly and (2) how little confidence one had using them. On downhills with loose dirt it's difficult to get proper "feel" on the brakes. (Mostly, it's not enough braking.) I'm taking them off right now...

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Avid Arch Rival 50

Bike Setup:   98 Rockhopper A1 Comp FS

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Yo Yo a Weekend Warrior from Montréal

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2000

Strengths:    With those brakes, you will get to the chairlift faster

Weaknesses:    doesnt brake

Bottom Line:   
Specialized must got them for free ! Remove does brakes from your bike as fast as you can !

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Favorite Trail:   Bromont

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Rock Hopper FS COMP A1

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Quint a Weekend Warrior from Waco, Tx

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2000

Strengths:    Stop sometimes on level ground.

Weaknesses:    Will not stop going down a hill!! Scared the hell out of me.
Have difficulty adjusting also.


Bottom Line:   
I replaced the stock pads with Kool Stop's, but they're still lousy. Specialized should have done better outfitting
the FSR with these. Will replace with Avid Arch Rival 50's very soon.

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Favorite Trail:   Cameron Park - Waco

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   '99 FSR

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by THOMPSON a Cross-Country Rider from SYDNEY

Date Reviewed: September 20, 1999

Strengths:    
CHEAP


Weaknesses:    
DONT WORK
PADS DONT GRIP
STUFF RIMS


Bottom Line:   
DONT BY THESE THEY SUCK. THEY CAME ON MY FSR ON MY FIRST RIDE I WENT ON THEY WHERE DIGGING INTO THE RIMS. FRONT DOESNT GRIP AT ALL. TOOK IT TO THE SHOP THEY SAID IT WAS STUFFED AND BAD LUCK.
IAM GOING TO CHANGE THE PADS TO SEE IF THIS STOPS THE RMS GETTING STUFFED.
IAM GOING TO SAVE UP AND BYE SOME BRAKES THAT WORK.

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Favorite Trail:   
6 FOOT TRACK

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
AVID SD 25
LX
XT


Bike Setup:   
1999 FSR

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Scott W a Weekend Warrior from Silicon Valley, CA

Date Reviewed: July 9, 1999

Strengths:    
Inexpensive


Weaknesses:    
Can't get them to adjust, no matter what


Bottom Line:   
I thought these would be cool for a commute bike I'me building - no real performance needed, such as downhill and even decent cross-country would demand. Man, I couldn't get these things to stay adjusted! I tried for hours over several days, and they just don't work. I finally pulled them them off, and am replacing with Shimano XT V's. You pay the bucks, you get the performance, I guess. And I thought Dia-Compe has (had) a great reputation for brakes. I'd give them no flaming rats if I could, 'cause a product that doesn't perform as 'ts engineered to do is the worst.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Higher-end Shimano V's


Bike Setup:   
Doesn't matter

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by vinnie a Cross-Country Rider from da north shore

Date Reviewed: June 28, 1999

Strengths:    
cheap, not that hard to set up


Weaknesses:    
crappy pads


Bottom Line:   
Although it seems others have had problems setting these suckers up, I haven't experienced any problems with rim-rub, I guess ya just have to know how to set 'em up. The pads do blow however and I strongly suggest swithching to Kool Stops. I'll give 'em three spicy poo's cause I know they're low-end and have crappy pads, other than that they stop fine. The levers are fine, but I think most of the techno twits who spend so much time talkin about modulation etc. couldn't tell the difference anyways, so I'm sure those guy's (and grrls) wouldn't agree with me anyway.

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Favorite Trail:   
pipeline

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
old canti's


Bike Setup:   
Rockhopper A1 FS Comp

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by PETER a Weekend Warrior from READING,BERKSHIRE

Date Reviewed: May 31, 1999

Strengths:    
none which spring to mined


Weaknesses:    
one side will not pull back off the rim and so you get constant Rim Rub


Bottom Line:   
I have spent many a long hour trying to set them up so both blocks pull back off the rims ,but as yet have not been successful.These brakes may be inexpensive but thit do's not mean thay should be excluded from working.Also I have Avid AD 1.0L lever and so do not know if these contribute to the fact that on long steepish decents you need arms like GARTH to stop yourself from going supersonic.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
came on my Rockhopper A1 Comp FS

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