DiaTech Twin Cam Disc Brakes Disc Brake System

DESCRIPTION

  • System: Twin Cam with high lever ration mechanical system
  • Control: Conventional brake cable operated mechanism
  • Caliper:Compatible with conventional type brake lever.
  • Hub: 32 holes, cold forged aluminum allow hub, CNC machined finish.

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [May 13, 2009]
    Stevieboy
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Good price, feel of quality, stand up to a pounding.

    Weakness:

    Some corrosion of the resovouir caps

    You can't beat them for the money. I've used mine for both commuting to work and the off road weekend ride and they are still going strong after 4 years and plenty of abuse.

    Similar Products Used:

    N/A

    [Jan 12, 2004]
    Joel Walker
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    Consistant performance. Will provide more power then XT V in 6 inches of wet grass

    Weakness:

    Consistantly B.A.D. performance. NOOOOOOOOOOO Power

    Bought on sale, should have come with front hub but it wasn't there so the did me a deal on a new front wheel. Got home and found that the Rotor didn't have a Standard 6 bolt pattern, back to the shop, found me a Deore front rotor (same thickness and diameter but smaller swept area). Mounted it and put the cable on. Easy to setup, did 40K+ to break it in of constant stop start single track stuff wasn't happy with the feel and then rode it to work.

    Have to come down a really step hill, constanly on brake to avoid traffic. Nearly didn't stop at bottom no matter how hard I pulled on the lever. Smoke off the brake and I think I saw a small flame, the rotor got so hot it turned purple. Took it back to the bike shop, they were scared at how bad the brake performed so they sold me an Avid mech for about US$50.

    I bolted it on and without having worn in they would give me controlled front wheel stands with little effort from two fingers.

    Listen Carefully, "Buy the Avids, Young Jedi Cyclist..." cause the Diatechs scared the mechanics...

    PS The Avids weren't hot enough to stop me from touching the caliper, I discovered, when I went to adjust the pads at the bottom of the big hill... much better

    Similar Products Used:

    Avid Mech, Hayes Mech/Hydro, XT V's

    [Feb 20, 2002]
    Patrick

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    Still have brakes if you bend the rim. Anti-lock.

    Weakness:

    The anti-lock isn't ment to be it just is on mine(cuz they suck. These suck. They have no power, my 6 year old mongoose with cantilevers has more power. They squeal like a pig. If they get wet you dont have brakes anymore.

    What a waste of metal these are, just don't buy them.

    [Nov 12, 2002]
    moray greig
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    better looking than V's thats about it!

    Weakness:

    where do i start the power i got from these peaked at about 2 months and went down from there untill they failed and caused me to hit a wall doing about 30mph

    bad bad brakes! i've now upgraded to shimano XT discs much better!

    Similar Products Used:

    just V's

    [Nov 19, 2001]
    Ian Gilbert
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Cheap - I guess. Excellent customer support from Diatech.

    Weakness:

    Even after the wearing in period these brakes were a real dissapointment. The cantilever brakes on my old rigid Pacific XT were superior to these! The rear brake has never at any time had the power to lock up the back wheel. These brakes have alsways rubbed and the floating calipers do not appear to 'float'. The front disc warped so severely on the first proper down hiil that it forced the caliper bolts onto the spokes! Diatech customer support were very good and sent a replacment front disc quickely. However, after several trips to my local bike shop to try and give these brakes some decent stopping power they are still inadequate and I have given up. These brakes are about o be 'retired' in favour of some proper Hope disc brakes.

    Brakes are important!! buy decent ones that work properly!

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    Only comparisons are with mates bikes who can always stop before me!

    [Jul 26, 2001]
    Pritch
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Initially, after bedding in, it was good, but...

    Weakness:

    it hasn't stood up to the test of time. I fel an Avid Mechanical coming on...

    OK. If you look below you'll see I've given these disks a fair bit of praise. I thought mine was fine after I'd shown it the proper respect. But my bike is now nearly two years and the brakes with it and they're failing me.

    It USED to be better than my Avid rim on the rear, it is now embarrasingly worse. My local tech guy says the pads are not worn, despite their age, because I mostly use my rear V. He says they're just crap, and I'm beginning to agree.

    The other day I had fifty metres to stop going downhill on TARMAC at 25 mph approx and I had trouble stopping, this is in the dry.

    The Avid mechanical is the way forward I think. It's now very cheap and I'm getting it, you'll see my review soon enough. As for these, I think you should not have to go through a products lifetime having to tinker with it endlessly for better performance than the standard, which by comparison isn't very good. Ho-hum...

    Similar Products Used:

    I've tried bikes with Hopes: they kick ass, and your bank account

    [Mar 13, 2001]
    Paul
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    None that I can see

    Weakness:

    Where do you start?

    These brakes are completely useless. Do NOT buy them. If they are on the bike ask for them to be changed. I've followed all the instructions on the Diatech website and still they are pathetically weak. Any set of V brakes will have lots more power than these pieces of junk. I'm going to bin it soon and try an Avid mechanical disc.

    Similar Products Used:

    V brakes

    [Jan 03, 2000]
    Mark Storey
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    None

    Weakness:

    Everything.

    They are the pits. The most useless product ever fitted to a Bike. Marin stopped fitting them soon after I bought my Bike and started to fit Hope as standard by the end of the Year.
    You can fiddle with them to increase performance, but is this why you bought them? Mine would rip through all the available travel after 2 hours riding. Marin of course supplied the wrong levers anyway. Make sure you have NON-V type levers if you must persist with them.
    You know a product sucks when the're dumped by the Company within 3 months. In the UK they cost Marin a lot of customers as word got round. My local Bike shop swopped them for XT hubs, wheels and brakes.
    Don't forget that rear Hub. It uses it's own unique 'Free-hub' Body. Mine lasted 6 weeks.

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    None

    [Jul 20, 1999]
    over all, cool guy
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    stops great for the money

    Weakness:

    a litte fade when they start to get red

    great for the money, they fade a bit when they get REALLY hot, but i might try some of these other pads

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    stuff, vees

    [Jul 20, 1999]
    Nev
    Cross-Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    These brakes really rock. Extreme Stops from 6o kmph plus are effortless. Require minimal maintenance once the pads are bedded in.

    Weakness:

    You must run in the brakes on a couple of long downhills then adjust. Then they stop like hell.When I first got these brakes I thought they were dangerous. No stopping power at all.

    Loads of feel and more than enough stopping power. I will never, never go back to using V or cantilever brakes. THe cable system works well. Better than I expected. The brakes rule.

    Similar Products Used:

    Shimana LX V brakes and cantilever.

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