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Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 Brake

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Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 Brake
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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2.0

Not Worth the Hassle

By Erik

from Upland, Ca

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Hard To Dial In
  • Mediocre Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 Brake:

Don't buy these! Just don't.

Installed these to replace some 12 year old Avid 2 brakes, I should have just replaced the pads on the old Avids.

The Cane Creeks were light, I loved the idea of getting rid of the 90 degree noodle on typical V brakes but Cane Creek just couldn't deliver enough benefit to make it worth the set-up.

The craftsmanship is pretty poor. The right rear brake pivot rubs against the brake arm when trying to use the hole for the greatest spring tension on the frame causing the brake to bind.

You have to have the cable housing length absolutely perfect to get these to work anywhere close to alright. This makes the rear brake cable loop so far out from the frame, your leg brushes up against the cable housing while pedaling. Make it shorter and the brake binds.

Seriously, click away from this product and go but some Avids or something. Seriously not impressed and the last time I'll purchase a Cane Creek product period.

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5.0

Sweet

By Pedal Fastrer Fool

from Denver

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Fade- Free
  • Great Stopping Power
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 Brake:

    Installed these on my sons Schwinn Mesa GSX, easy to set up. Also got the Direct Curve levers from another source. They work flawlessly together.
    They also look very cool.

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    5.0

    Lite, strong, excellent modulation

    By Muther

    from Missouri, USA

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 Brake:

    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.

     
    4.0

    direct curve

    By ab3

    from KC MO

    Pros

    • No noodle

    Cons

    • Hard to adjust

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 Brake:

      very nice stopping power
      hard to dial in so be patient and methodical.

       
      4.0

      The unique design of...

      By Doug

      from Windsor, Co

      Comments about Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 Brake:

      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.

       
      4.0

      I like the reduction...

      By Matthew

      from Pittsburgh, Pa

      Comments about Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 Brake:

      I like the reduction in friction when eliminating the noodle.The braking modulation is much more predictable.Definite upgrade from the factory installed brakes.

       
      5.0

      As far as I can...

      By Woody

      from Mn, Usa

      Comments about Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 Brake:

      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.

       
      4.0

      Very nice front...

      By Jonathan

      from Lakewood, Co United States

      Comments about Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 Brake:

      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...

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