DiaTech Spiral Stop Disc Brake Disc Brake System

DiaTech Spiral Stop Disc Brake Disc Brake System 

DESCRIPTION

  • System: Spiral screw with high power ration
  • Control: Cable compatible with canti-brake lever
  • Caliper: Spiral screw with floating support CNC machined alluminum alloy, weight 176 gr.

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Feb 16, 2003]
    Max Rentz

    Strength:

    Last a long time. Probably 1000 landings...only replaced the pads once, and they were not worn out.

    Weakness:

    It was tough making the brackets to mount the rotor and the caliper mount.

    I use my Diatechs on a 600-pound (gross) ultralight aircraft. They have great holding power, and have never failed me. I can't believe how long the pads last. They squeal just a bit, but you can hardly hear it over the noisy engine and prop.

    Similar Products Used:

    none

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    4
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    5
    [Apr 22, 2003]
    Noah
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    none. absolute crap.

    Weakness:

    everything

    Stay away if you value your life. There is nothing like the feeling of no braking power while going down a hill. Or worse than that, locking on and flipping you over onto your face. STAY AWAY FROM THESE IF YOU VALUE YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!

    Similar Products Used:

    hayes, formula, rim-based

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    1
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    1
    [Sep 10, 2006]
    tahn VonRehmer
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    fairly good stopping power

    Weakness:

    cast aluminum, has air bubbles, breaks easy, made in taiwan!

    wouldn't recommend 2 agressive riders, buy maguras or formulas from italy

    Similar Products Used:

    hope mono minis

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    1
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    1
    [Oct 15, 2002]
    scragg
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    stop very well and a good price.

    Weakness:

    squieks like there was not end.

    they work well but the squiek drives u crazy but if u want a low priced disc brake i would sugest these.

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    2
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    5
    [Sep 02, 2001]
    pat
    Weekend Warrior

    just came back from killington ski resort,hate to say it but my diatechs are hurtin,a few hours of downhill fun cooked the roters.they sure dont stop like they use to either,I changed the pads, cleaned em up with alcahol, all the usual stuff,but they just dont want to bite anymore.a friend that went with me rented a bike at the mountain.the rentals all have avid mechanical disc brakes.I tried his rental out and was blown away at how much bite the avids have.he rode all day on those avids with no problems.my diatechs were great for all the xc riding i do.......but downhill stuff just killed em....

    Similar Products Used:

    avids mechanical

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    3
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    3
    [Oct 15, 2002]
    Shaun
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    what? Strengths? Nope none.

    Weakness:

    well, they squeak for about an hour then stop for 6 seconds then squeak. The return springs brake easily. the pads wear easily. And, they just dont stop that great.

    the brakes that i got cames with my bike. i dont know if i got a faulty pair or not but a lot of people like them. im not one of them. I would recomment them for a beginner who needs disc brakes but dosent have the beans for hydros.

    Similar Products Used:

    cantivilear brakes are just as good

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    3
    [Aug 02, 2001]
    Matthew Armstrong
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Ease of operation -
    Stopping power (I weigh 230)
    Nice modulation

    Weakness:

    Sticking problem (taken care of with new calipers)
    Needs to be set up with new levers (my was set up with Avid 1.9's) Does not provide enough pull.
    Need a conversion or adaptor kit to mount on Manitou forks

    Like many, I was unfortunate enough to have the recalled calipers and had the sticking problem that was so often occuring. I called Diatech and talked to Eric Schreiber and he quickly took care of my problem - the customer service on this was un-paralleled by anybody in the industry. I have two brand new ones on the way. Other than the sticking problem I had the brakes worked very well for the type of riding I do.

    Similar Products Used:

    V-brake's

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    5
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    5
    [Aug 02, 2001]
    Matthew Armstrong
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Ease of operation -
    Stopping power (I weigh 230)
    Nice modulation

    Weakness:

    Sticking problem (taken care of with new calipers)
    Needs to be set up with new levers (my was set up with Avid 1.9's) Does not provide enough pull.
    Need a conversion or adaptor kit to mount on Manitou forks

    Like many, I was unfortunate enough to have the recalled calipers and had the sticking problem that was so often occuring. I called Diatech and talked to Eric Schreiber and he quickly took care of my problem - the customer service on this was un-paralleled by anybody in the industry. I have two brand new ones on the way. Other than the sticking problem I had the brakes worked very well for the type of riding I do.

    Similar Products Used:

    V-brake's

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    5
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    5
    [Jul 15, 2001]
    alex G
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    good dry power
    funky levers

    Weakness:

    THEY SQQQQQQQQQUEEK BAD!!!
    disc's warp real easy
    toooooo much drag
    they lock up under hard braking

    if they come with the bike then upgrade them to either hope or hayes.these are for riders who just want discs to keep out of harms way, or their rims are as bent as Brian from Big Brother.

    other than that avoid at all costs, evan stx-rc v's are better!

    Similar Products Used:

    most v's, cantilevers, hope mini's

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    2
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    3
    [Dec 26, 2000]
    MC
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Price, ease of setup, instructions, after sales service from Diatech USA

    Weakness:

    Recall of caliper, all fixed up now.
    Magnet that holds moving pad broke in many little pieces = pad not level with disc = poor performance

    Bought kit of hub, Pro 9 levers and disc brake.
    Hub built up very well with Mavic 517 SUP.
    Levers worik great, dual mode setup.
    Disc brake was one of the recalled calipers.
    E-mail El Marco and 4 days later receive 2 brand new calipers, sickers and setup info tips. Excellent service from this company.

    Couldn't get satisfactory performance from the front disc setup, the brake had to drag heavily to give any stopping power. Pulled caliper apart to check grease etc and found that the small magnet that holds the moving pad on was in little pieces and pad was at an uneven angle.

    Replaced magnet from spare caliper and big improvement in setup and performance. No drag, good modulation and braking improving all the time. Use Brake Clean on pads and rotor = good braking.

    Just need to get hold of some more magnets just in case.

    This brake was 1/2 the price of the Avid setup and isn't that far behind in performance, so excellent value for money.

    Similar Products Used:

    RST, Formula, Avids, ProStops.

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    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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