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Old 05-13-2013, 08:26 AM   #28683
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Originally Posted by bogieboy View Post
I dont know what sort of road dual pivots they are using, but my road bike brakes SUCK, and i paid decent money for em, dual pivot, upper middle range shimano.... My mtb discs however can stop me on a dime (and i would be laying on my back on top of the dime from the front flip induced by the brakes...LOL) so im not convinced with thier logic... I can skid my front tire on my mtb (a ritchey pro comp premonition in a 26x2.2 size) but i can barely break loose my 23c road tire on the back of my roadie....
All I can say is 'you're doing something wrong.' Wrong pads or wrong levers: new stuff don't work with old stuff just like V-brake levers don't work well with cantis/road brakes and vice versa.

The first time I went to squeeze my new dp brakes on my first C-dale I darn near flipped myself over the bars. Dual pivot brakes ARE that much stronger than single pivot brakes.

I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
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