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Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 Brake

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Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 Brake

The innovative Direct Curve 3 uses no noodle, resulting in less friction. Fits standard cantilever / V-brake bosses.
  • claimed 181 grams
  • Works with all modern levers
  • Aluminum construction
4.1 / 5.0
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Very nice front...
Very nice front brake compared to what I was on... Night & day difference in performance... Braking power was increased from previous cantilever brake that translated into better handling and overall confidence in downhilling...
August 6, 2007
Location:
Hino Tokyo, Japan
Sweet
Jenson USA has always been the best! 5 star service, fast shipping, prompt communication....all the good stuff....but you should stock the Direct Curve levers!

PROS: Lightweight, Fade- Free, Sturdy Design, Great Stopping Power, Easy To Install
May 28, 2013
Location:
Denver
great product !!!!!
Easy set up and a great design ... well worth the $.. An awesome upgrade in braking !!!! put these on a 2015 trek skye to improve the rear brakes, and boy did they !!!!!!!!!!! The design of these brake really does make a difference and they are not just a gimmick !!!!!

PROS: Great Stopping Power, Sturdy Design, Easy To Install

CONS: none!!!!
May 1, 2016
Location:
n.j.
As far as I can...
As far as I can tell, there are no other v-brakes on the market that have the raw stopping power that these brakes do. The only downside to these brakes is that they are tricky to dial in perfectly, due to the different arm lengths. However, once you get them aligned properly, nothing except disc brakes will offer the same stopping power and smooth modulation.
March 27, 2009
Location:
Altamonte Springs FL
Lite, strong, excellent modulation
There are no rim brakes on the market that offer this much power, are anywhere near as light (not even the Direct Curve 5's are as lite), or have this level of modulation. I am not bagging on disc's, but these brakes make a very, very strong argument against them.

It is easy to adjust the pads, however it does take a little more time to get them centered. If they fell mushy or underpowered, you pro'ly have them adjusted wrong. No brake rim brake has better feedback either.
October 7, 2012
Location:
Missouri, USA
direct curve
very nice stopping power
hard to dial in so be patient and methodical.

PROS: No noodle

CONS: Hard to adjust
February 24, 2012
Location:
kc mo
I like the reduction...
I like the reduction in friction when eliminating the noodle.The braking modulation is much more predictable.Definite upgrade from the factory installed brakes.
February 22, 2010
Location:
Apo, Ae United States
Stop it!
Just one complaint, they're heavy but that also makes them strong, sturdy, and durable.

PROS: Great Stopping Power, Sturdy Design, Handles Elements Well, Easy To Install

CONS: Heavy
October 23, 2014
Location:
Mississauga, ON
The unique design of...
The unique design of these direct pull brakes allows a more direct route for the cable, eliminating friction and increasing the feel. I've been using on my commuting bike and another bike, I've been quite impressed. The brakes stop quickly, yet have plenty of modulation. I'm thinking about replacing the rear Avid 7 brakes on my non-disk hardtail based on my experience.
March 27, 2011
Location:
Madison, Sd Usa
Mini-value
These replaced OEM canti brakes on my Trek CX bike. Matched with drop-v levers so power is good and modulation feels direct but I haven't asked too much of them either. I do however believe they could be substantially lighter for a little more.

PROS: Easy To Install, Sturdy Design, Handles Elements Well

CONS: Heavy
October 23, 2014
Location:
Mississauga, ON.

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Will these work with road levers on a cyclocross bike?
J on Aug 12, 2016

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