Clarks CMD-8 Mechanical Disc Brakes - £17.99 @ Chain Reaction Cycles - HotUKDeals
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I am interested in these brakes, are they good value for money?

Newly released for 2010, this Post Mount fitting, mechanical disc brake has been designed to bring the best of mechanical braking systems into one product. Using ball bearing technology to improve the smooth transition of mechanical function for effortless braking, this brake is a great choice for the discerning rider. Mechanical calliper and rotor, lightweight and soft action calliper

• Includes: Mechanical Caliper, Rotor and rotor bolts
• Compatible: International Standard compatible
• Caliper Type: Fixed single piece cast caliper body
• Mounts: International Standard (51mm)
• Bracket Bolts: M6x20 allen key bolt, as standard
• Rotors Material: 1Cr13, Sizes 140mm, 160mm, 180mm Wavey Design
• Rotor bolts: Allen key bolt (X6)
• CEN Standards: Exceeds complience requirements, CEN 14766 certified
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Please leave your views, they are not in stock yet but I am thinking about purchasing them.
There's 17 reviews on CRC following your link. Average 4/5 look good for the money
Yeah, I have read the reviews. the first lot are good but then the last few really slate the brakes. I suppose it's a risk but for £17.99 they seem a bargain. Anyone have experience of these brakes or know anyone who has?
I have found this,
If you scroll down past the photos you find this quote;
Also, don't overlook functional clones (of Avid mechanicals) made by Clarks, models CMD-5 and upwards - they work better and are easier to adjust than the BB5 / BB7's, albeit requiring you to dissemble the caliper halves in order to replace the pads.

The guy seems to know what he is talking about, I'm gonna go for the brakes.
I'd go BB5s, myself. Good price for a cheap disc though.
can you not push your budget to hydraulic's?
Please leave your views, they are not in stock yet but I am thinking about purchasing them.

I think at that price, it's definitely worth a go. You could always just buy one set for the back and see how you get on, then order up for the front if you find them decent.

Edited By: FocusZing on Apr 24, 2011 23:01
Bb-5s are as expensive as some hydraulics and are equally as difficult to set up. Hydraulics are expensive and I have had some, they are definitely powerful but mechanical brakes can be almost as good, are simple and cheaper.

Thanks for the help so far. Keep up the responses.

Edited By: s4m312 on Apr 25, 2011 10:01
What is it about BB5s you find hard to set up?
I don't know.. I just read it from various reviews. Do you need a special tool to adjust them or something?

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