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Customer reviews for Clarks CMD-8 Mechanical Disc Brake with 160mm Rotor

Clarks CMD-8 Mechanical Disc Brake with 160mm Rotor

Clarks have been delivering quality products for over 60 years. They are dedicated to innovation in materials and design, underpinned by the ever changing face of the cycle industry. Clark's vast experience and pedigree gives their customers complete confidence in their products.
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Customer reviews for Clarks CMD-8 Mechanical Disc Brake with 160mm Rotor
Review 1 for Clarks CMD-8 Mechanical Disc Brake with 160mm Rotor
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Jefe
Country:Spain
Age:Over 65
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

This product was a disappointment.

Posted03 June 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Looks great
Cons: doesn't live up to expectations.
I decided to upgrade from 'V' brakes to disc brakes to gain the benefits, less effects by water, less damage due to heat on long downhill's in the mountains where I live.
I ride 20 kms in the mountains every day and the brakes have had a good bedding in. The braking efficiency compared to the rim brakes is disappointing. When applied at speed the the brakes take effect slowly and as I slow they increase their bite whereas the rim brakes felt powerful from the initial application and gave great confidence when I felt the immediate 'G' forces. If it wasn't for the other benefits of the disc brakes I would change back. The instructions supplied and the Clarkes webb videos deal only with the installation of the equipment. I had to search the webb for videos and instructions for the correct way to adjust.
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