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New MBA, Gunn-Rita Dahle, has Tektro v-brake levers, titanium and carbon no less, and Tektro v-brakes as well. I always thought they were Avid Ultimates from past photos...anyone seen anything that high end from them before? Might be light and cheap
 

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never mind, did the google thing...carbon fiber stickers on the brakes! Stickers! No thanks...sorry.
 

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just looked again, and the ones on her bike are not on the Tektro website, must be '07 or something...hard to get past the image of the junk they sell.
 

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actually they are carbon and they weigh 131 grams...they were at a shop near me, they were weighed and they have a nice feel to them...also quality bike parts has them listed as being composite in their book...
 

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wow

my bad.

So why do they advertise them at 80g? pretty stupid.

By the way - Tektro has pretty good magnesium V-brakes.
The lightest "Avid-style" brakes on the market, I think.
MT-31, they are called.
 

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Tektro also had some rather nice CNC machined brake levers a few years ago, just as V-brakes came on the scene. And some nice CNC machined cantilever brakes as well.

I run the levers on most of my bikes (they work well with rockshox/amp cable-actuated hydro discs too).



140 grams, stainless steel hardware (ie, easily replaced with Ti bits to save more weight), return springs. The bodies came in silver, red, blue, purple, green and black. 19mm of cable pull, they can work with V's... (about the same as Avid speed-dials adjusted for max leverage).
 

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Man, those look like Paul clones. Making V-brakes isn't exactly the most complicated thing in the world of engineering, so a Tektro should be able to step it up and compete with Avid and Shimano. Look at what Spinner did with the Aeris. Go Balls-Out and carbon/ti up a set that looks totally killer and is super light, and they will prosper.
 

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Bare in mind that Vuelta is no better a company than Tektro and a lot of you pansies love their magnesium v-brakes.
 

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DeeEight said:
Bare in mind that Vuelta is no better a company than Tektro and a lot of you pansies love their magnesium v-brakes.
Bwahahah!!!!.......that's right, real men ride with hydo-assisted brakes. It helps keep the braking fingers real smooth 'n sexy for da women.:D
 
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