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Hi,

Aside of my weekend(more like once in 2 weeks) off road riding,
on daily use I riding on A road bicycle - Specialized allez COMP.

The breakes are shimano super slr brake calipers.
Levers A simple sram ....
*** I made A modification and took off the classic road handlebar.

Looking to improve the breaking performence As I dont satisfied from the performence.

For And entery level model that which to improve ONLY the braeking system:
What would you recommand me to do?
Calipers?
Levers?
Pads? (which in very good con).

If do - please also mention recommendations for A higher level (higher level for entery level ... not for high end)

Thank you!
 

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Front or rear? There's nothing wrong with the CXP22 rim, but the spokes and hub were cheap and made the wheel heavy.

If its a rear wheel, you want to look for a good hub first, then rim second.

There are lots of used wheels on the market. You can look up their specs as you see them to find out how heavy or quality they are.
 

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Hi Schulze
Thank you very much for the quick response !!!
I will search for...

I just edited the post for a BREAKS SYSTEM quesion...

Would you also replay to that?

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For And entery level model that which to improve ONLY the braeking system:
What would you recommand me to do?
Calipers?
Levers?
Pads? (which in very good con).
Cables and housing will generally make the biggest difference.

Clean the brake pads with sandpaper and rubbing alcohol. Clean rims with rubbing alcohol.

It's unclear from your op exactly what calipers and levers you have.
 

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It looks like you replaced the drop bars with a flat bar? You need brake levers with road brake leverage ratio.
 

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Hi

I made some modification:
1. drop bars - replaced by flat bar
2. Levers (standatd ones of Sram ... very basic)
3. Rear derailleur: to An mtb Sram x-9

Made some "shake n bike" (;
It just for A city rides And I dont get to manage with the road position.

Regarding the wheels: As beeing say, the spokes and hub are cheap.

BUT:
Seems like to me that the the weakest part for now is the breaking.
Calipers are SHIMANO 105 SLR

Do you think if I will replace ONLY the cables and housing would make A noticable difference without replacing callipers and levers?

Thank you!
 

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This^^

Standard mtb brake levers do not pull the correct amount of cable to operate a road caliper correctly.
Yeah, my understanding is that this is your issue so new cables and housing won't solve it.
 

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For road calipers, every pad sucks except koolstop salmons. The dura ace pads are alright, but its a pretty significant step up going to salmons.

You definitely need road pull levers, even if you have flat bars. But after that, the pads make a big difference.

Also, check out roadbikereview.com, its mtbr, but for road.
 

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scottzg & One Pivot

Would love to have Road levers BUT i just dont like or want the sitting position.
Are there levers for Road that not BUILD-IN?
Mean - to have the Road levers, with the X2 leverage, BUT of MTB handelbar?

Unless the ones you (scottzg) recommended providing good preformance? (SPEED DIAL 7 right?)

One Pivot
After 11 years here it hard for me to step up away (;

Thank to both of you
 

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scottzg & One Pivot

Would love to have Road levers BUT i just dont like or want the sitting position.
Are there levers for Road that not BUILD-IN?
Mean - to have the Road levers, with the X2 leverage, BUT of MTB handelbar?

Unless the ones you (scottzg) recommended providing good preformance? (SPEED DIAL 7 right?)

Thank to both of you
Jesus dude. Look up the model i suggested before asking more questions. Just look at a picture of one. Go to a shop if you want your hand held.
 

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So I'm still a little unclear, exactly what kind of brake levers are you using? The original drop bar road ones or mtb v-brake levers?

Neither of those will work of course and if that's what you're using that's the problem. Plenty of compatible ones are available, any older mtb levers for cantilever brakes will work fine.

For road calipers, every pad sucks except koolstop salmons. The dura ace pads are alright, but its a pretty significant step up going to salmons.
Really? I've used koolstop salmons and though they're pretty good I didn't find them to be a game changer. At any rate if the op has the wrong levers brake pad choice is insignificant.
 

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
@scottzg
I do know that the Speed Dial 7 is one of the top 3 levers for mtb.
Porbably these would be the ones...

@J.B. Weld
The mtb v-brake - A simple entery-entery level of Sram...Not A good quality.
They do works.
It just that something in the breaks sys not good As I wish it would be.
I want it more stiff...
My question is not about A "problem".
I need An advice & recommendation\s.

@chazpat
Thanks.
But I prefer A better ones.

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OK
So what is your recommendations for An higher level V system?
"in between" - not at the entery level, not at the high level
Calipers + Levers (And if the cables Kit is not too good - which one else?)
I need A recommendation...
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OK
So what is your recommendations for An higher level V system?
"in between" - not at the entery level, not at the high level
Calipers + Levers (And if the cables Kit is not too good - which one else?)
I need A recommendation...
Thank you
You can't install V brake calipers on a roubaix. Consider going to a shop to get yourself sorted.
 
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