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Wider Brake Caliper(s) that work with Flo

Postby Billyk24 » March 3rd, 2014, 5:20 pm

I had a 2010 SRAM Red brake caliper that just did not "open" wide enough for the Flo wheels. I then found a slightly used 2013 SRAM Red Aerolink brake caliper that works great! I was initially going to use the Margura RT 6 and 8 TT road brake calipers but hesitated because they are hydraulic and I have no experience in installing or using these. Ciamillo negative GSL brakes is another brand that will work. I hope someone else can provide additional information on what other brake calipers open wide enough to work.
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Re: Wider Brake Caliper(s) that work with Flo

Postby Chris Thornham » March 4th, 2014, 11:35 am

Billyk24,

I sent you an email last night. This is the first time I have heard of a SRAM Red brake not working with our wheels. Are you using all stock pads and parts? Are you sure it is set up properly? I'm asking because we've sold to thousands of SRAM users and this is the first I've heard of this.

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Re: Wider Brake Caliper(s) that work with Flo

Postby Billyk24 » March 5th, 2014, 5:14 pm

Thank you for the reply. The 2013 SRAM Red Aerolink brake caliper is wider and easier to use with wider rim wheels than my 2010 SRAM Red brake calipers. SRAM states this in their product description and there is a 9mm width adjustment via the quick release lever. Thus making it easier to use if you have wide race and narrow rim training wheels. I'm just passing information on to others and I do not work for or get equipment from SRAM.
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Re: Wider Brake Caliper(s) that work with Flo

Postby Chris Thornham » March 5th, 2014, 7:08 pm

Billyk24 wrote:Thank you for the reply. The 2013 SRAM Red Aerolink brake caliper is wider and easier to use with wider rim wheels than my 2010 SRAM Red brake calipers. SRAM states this in their product description and there is a 9mm width adjustment via the quick release lever. Thus making it easier to use if you have wide race and narrow rim training wheels. I'm just passing information on to others and I do not work for or get equipment from SRAM.


I understand. I'm asking because I've never heard of a problem with SRAM Red brakes. Did you release the brake cable and re-tension it so that it fit the new brake track width? Or did you simply open up the quick release?

Have you followed the steps in this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB-FkZSqgzY
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