Brooklyn Machine Works Brake Booster Brake Booster

4/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 100 grams MSRP : $25.00

Product Description

Laser cut from a chunk of aluminum, add stiffness and class to your front end with a Brooklyn brake arch.

Material: 7075 aluminum

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bob™ a Cross Country Rider from New York

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2002

Strengths:    Stiff, does it's job.

Weaknesses:    Mounting hardware not included. Mine appears to have been used.

Bottom Line:   
The booster does its job well. After you make the trip to the hardware store that is. You'll need 25mm M5 bolts and a bunch of stainless steel washers to space the booster out from your v-brakes if you're using them.

Not so much a complaint, it'd be nice if they mentioned it though.

Mine also had some "memory gouges" where it appeared to have been mounted before. Not a problem as I needed to use the other (lower) set of mounting holes anyway. By the way, this booster will accept huge tires. I'm runnning a Geax 2.25 which is very tall, and there's still good mud clearance.

Oh well, the product works, I get to support the home team, and hey, they're not Shimano.

It cured most of the flex on the seatstays and braking has improved.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $31.00

Purchased At:   BMW

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Hardtail with flexy seatstays

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike eckley a Weekend Warrior from avon lake, oh USA

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2002

Strengths:    rare - strong - looks -

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
IT ROCKS, I currently use salsa - shimano - dkg and fisbone boosters and this is as strong or stronger than the others. I like the rarity of it. If you want to improve braking performance get ANY booster! I have a friend ruuning the curve and odysey boosters and they are nice also, however the odysey is not very torsionally stiff at all so if you want to stiffen up the fork don't use it.


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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   brooklyn machine works

Similar Products Used:   salsa - dkg - shimano - curve - odysey - fishbone

Bike Setup:   '01 GT zaskar team, prolink transam seat,thomson stem and post,easton ec70 flatbar,altek levers,odi ruffian w/lockjaw grips, '00 esp 9.0sl carbon look gripshifters,rock shox sid race carbon fork,raceface forged lp crankset w/phil wood stainless bb,xtr front der.,9.0sl rear der.,avid mag. copper brakes,time atac HP pedals,gore ride on brake cables,ride on lite shift cables, true precision stealth front hub w/20mm thru bolt,stealth rear w/12mm thru bolt,slver x517 mavic rims w/dt double butted spokes 3x32 f/r, fishbone rear brake booster,BROOKLYN MACHINE WORKS FRONT BRAKE BOOSTER!

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

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Please recommend a decent V-Brake Booster

My XTR V-brakes are visibly flexing the seat-stays my 01' Cannondale F600. I think i need a booster, but i cant find any brake boosters for sale in my price range that dont look like junk. 1) know any good stiff boosters for sale priced under $45? 2) will a trials-bike boosters work/fit on a ... Read More »

DKG Strong Arm brake booster concentric adjuster

Anyone got an extra one hanging around the parts bin? I have a nice red ano booster that I must say is destined for greatness ....but for one small flaw: I've only got one of the rotatable pre-load washer/adjuster bits. I'll call up DKG this week, but thought it would be worth asking here to ... Read More »

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How do I assemble this brake booster?

A friend gave me this used brake booster for my girlfriend's bike. I wasn't able to install it. I am not sure if my friend gave me all the parts, or if I am missing something. The problem I find is that the part I labeled as "C" has a "lip" on only one side. If I install it with it pressing towa ... Read More »

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