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DDD 025 – ee Brakes

As mentioned earlier, I’m a systems guy with respect to bike components, and that penchant is implemented relative to the importance of the component.  A lockring or expander bolt has more off-brand freedom than a crankset.  Having said that, I put some brakes on my road bike last summer, made not by Shimano, but by ee Cycleworks out of California.  These are absolutely the best things I have ever squeezed (on a road bike).  And, not that I’m a weight weenie, but they weigh a paltry 169 grams to Sram Red’s 250, Campy’s Super Record 275, or Dura Ace 9000′s 296  End of story.  

Available from their site or from Fairwheel.