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Kovarik's new ride

DHS

Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy
Apr 23, 2002
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all that new tech, and they couldn't get him a new shadow saint rear der.
 

John P.

Turbo Monkey
Sep 24, 2001
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Golden, CO
or the new 4 piston saint brakes....oh, wait .... i didn't say that
Cat's outta the bag!

Hopefully they'll be a little less powerful than those first generation 4-piston XT brakes that had to be soaked in oil due to their insane strength. Those things were so ridiculous they could have probably stopped a Moto GP bike.
 

chriscarleton

Monkey
Aug 4, 2007
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Portland Maine
Cat's outta the bag!

Hopefully they'll be a little less powerful than those first generation 4-piston XT brakes that had to be soaked in oil due to their insane strength. Those things were so ridiculous they could have probably stopped a Moto GP bike.
weren't those basically a rip off of the 4 piston grimecca (sp?)?
 

John P.

Turbo Monkey
Sep 24, 2001
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Golden, CO
weren't those basically a rip off of the 4 piston grimecca (sp?)?
The later version of the XT and the grimeccas were very similar (who knows which came first - chicken and egg sorta thing), but I'm referring to the very first generation that were only tested by the pros and never sold to the public due to their ri-donk-ulous uber strength. I think I remember Stik posting something about having set up a couple pairs BITD. If memory serves, there may have even been a twin rotor version that had 3 brake pads per wheel - one on the outside, one on the inside, and one in the middle. Nuts.
 

Ian Collins

Turbo Monkey
Oct 4, 2001
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Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA
Cat's outta the bag!

Hopefully they'll be a little less powerful than those first generation 4-piston XT brakes that had to be soaked in oil due to their insane strength. Those things were so ridiculous they could have probably stopped a Moto GP bike.
yeah, the twin rotor one?....the schwinn team had those.....i remember, as a 14-15 year old kid i drew up a design for identical, and then blam, a few months later shimano prototyped them and didn't make them because they were too strong!....i felt like a genius.....
 

no skid marks

Monkey
Jan 15, 2006
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ACT Australia
I believe Grimacea designed them,sold the design to ****manno then dogged them and made them themselves. I could be wrong,not like Shiscamo didn't deserved to get shafted anyways.
Look forward to some credible Dorrado feedback.
 

dhkid

Turbo Monkey
Mar 10, 2005
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Malaysia
I think I remember Stik posting something about having set up a couple pairs BITD. If memory serves, there may have even been a twin rotor version that had 3 brake pads per wheel - one on the outside, one on the inside, and one in the middle. Nuts.
even had a little water cooling system. mad. hope the new shimanos are good.