AC Brake Booster Brake Booster

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AC Brake Booster

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[Jan 01, 2002]
John
Weekend Warrior

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5
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5
Strength:

Light, anodized alum, strong, it works

Weakness:

what?

My 97 manitou had some terrible brake boss flex. After I installed the booster, there is barely any flex noticeable. I have to clamp down really hard to move the bosses now. Plus, the booster makes my fork track much better. My tires corner with more stability and I can go faster. The brake feel now is very solid and brake power per distance pulled by the brake lever is much better. Good stuff.

[May 31, 1999]
Jared Morris
Weekend Warrior

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5
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Strength:

Stiff, good looks (iff you like machined aluminum), nice anodized coat, light

Weakness:

None so far

I love this thing. I would have never been able to pogo on my rear wheel (I ride trials now) if I hadn't bought this little hunk of metal. I think maybe the new ones (like mine) should still have the two holes and a slot rather than just two slots, but it still gives me way more power than my wimpy seat-stays/xt V brakes ever could by themselves.

Similar Products Used:

none

[Jan 12, 1999]
BobC
weekend warrior

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5
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Got three recently from the Performance sale for $5 each(long gone). Put one on the Y bike in the back and I can see and feel that the back end brake posts don't flex as much anymore. Still some minor amount.If your brakes only flex things a minor amount, don't bother as I doubt you'll notice the difference. Agree with post below about looks.. industrial.But.. it works.. and its pretty much on the lowend in price. At $20.. I'd say.. only if you need it.

[Aug 03, 1998]
Dan
cross-country rider

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4
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Pretty good booster for $ 20. Not too heavy, but the indifferent industrial design does not add to a bike's looks. Then again, you would have to pay $ 50 for the Shimano booster. Both do the job equally well, save yourself 30 bucks and invest in good brake pads (the standard replace-xt-with-koolstops etc).

[May 11, 1998]
Greg
racer

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5
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Not unique looking in any way but definitely stiffens braking. Used it on my steel hardtail and it improved braking greatly, hardly any more flex. It can interfere with cinching down the brake cable during adjustments but all brake boosters do. It's light enough and pretty cheap. This is a good deal.

[Jan 16, 1998]
MK
weekend warrior

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5
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Although I love my 97 Joshua Z2, it wasn't perfect. The seat stays on the rear triangle had some very visible flex when I used the brake(XT V's). Freaked me out. Got the AC brake booster - problem 95% fixed. If you look at it very carefully, there still is flex, but not enoough to matter.

[Oct 16, 1997]
KG
weekend warrior

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4
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Stiff, looks great, helps breaking alot, lightweight! What more could you want?

[Oct 14, 1997]
Alfredo Simoes
downhiller

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4
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I have used it in downhill and i can say that i noted the difference before and after. They enhance the braking power.

[Jun 14, 1996]
Nick
cross-country rider

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5
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I have used this brake booster and it is soooooo stiff. Minimal weight.

[Apr 22, 1998]
Lancer
weekend warrior

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5
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Just added AC brake boosters to a Cannondale and a Schwinn 96.1, a great upgrade for each bike. On the Cannondale I have XTR cantis and it aided in the breaking as it should do. On the Schwinn, braking was helped as well as handling, stiffening up the frame. I put AC boosters on the front and back. Good investment at $20 a booster. Also, with good cantis and brake boosters, really no need for v-brakes.
Lancer

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