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Wild Willys
10-18-2013, 10:50 PM
I am finally back to working on the bike for the Special Olympic athletes and I need some help sourcing the brake parts. What discs are normally used and what calipers are normally used?

Thanks in advanced for your help.


10-18-2013, 11:20 PM
Here is where I purchased the disc brakes for my two builds
Clark's CMD-11 Mechanical Disc Brake - Front or Rear, 160mm, Black
(http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/clarks-cmd-11-mechanical-disc-brake-front-or-rear-160mm-black)found lots of sources for pads.
What bike or trike are you going to build?

10-18-2013, 11:42 PM
Curt, if your just looking for price these are inexpensive but I don't know anything about them. Generic name units. $34.70 a pair.

10-19-2013, 07:15 AM
That's a heck of a price for two units. Wonder how easy to get pads?

10-19-2013, 01:20 PM
TT, have you bought through here before? Looks like a store front for made-in-china.com with everything being shipped from China with the difference being that you can buy individual items, versus buying items in bulk for resale.

If so, how long did it actually take to get the products?


10-19-2013, 01:48 PM
Reading the buying info I see it is kinda like what is available at the time. Say they have 10 of item X then after that your SOL.
I suggest reading the buying info before doing anything. I see they have a pair of AVID disc brakes for $58 FOR TWO. That's what just one goes for!! on the open market. I would wonder if they are just knock offs, counterfeits?. There's a-lot of that on the market place.

10-19-2013, 01:54 PM

Read the revie for the Avid Brakes


01-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Looking at this pair for my Kyoto. Thanks for the Link TexasTuff! Question though, It's a set of front and rear brakes. Is there an issue using a "front" brake on one of the rear axles? Are the rotors different? btw the price went up to $37.99 for the pair.


01-06-2014, 02:26 PM
I have tried these
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mountain-Road-Bicycle-Bike-Mechanical-Rear-Disc-Brake-Caliper-Set-Black-/190903747311?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts _SR&hash=item2c72c002ef

only problem with a lot of these items is replacement pads

regards emma

01-06-2014, 02:39 PM
Yeah I caught that. Following the discussions on the item, there's a post that sez "This is replica of c.star rdm 2.0".

I haven't got a clue what that means and google is not cooperating...

01-06-2014, 03:01 PM
China clones most things . I found a supplier in the uk that can supply Left and right handed calipers with spare pads

regards emma

01-06-2014, 04:03 PM
Question remains...

Is there an issue using a "front" brake on one of the rear axles? Are the rotors different?

01-06-2014, 05:56 PM
Some are different .mounts and calipers can vary.but should be relatively easy to fit.regards Emma

01-06-2014, 07:00 PM
Question remains...

Is there an issue using a "front" brake on one of the rear axles? Are the rotors different?
There should be no issue other than the front one may have too short of cable. Being as it is set up with an up wrong in mind. The cable is very short. But that is an easy fix by purchasing a rear brake cable or you may even need a pair of longer cables as this is a Kyoto. But as I have not built one I cannot be sure how long the cables need to be. Hope that helps.

01-06-2014, 07:58 PM
Cool. Thanks Folks!

01-06-2014, 09:10 PM
As far as I know, the rotors will be the same, and the internals of the callipers should be the same. There may be an external difference between front and rear to allow different mount for front and rear, but most are the same at each end. Cable lengths will be different.
Just make sure that the rotation direction if rotor and calliper is correct for each brake.
I assume you are putting a disc in each rear wheel? It should also be possible to buy individual units, which means you could get three idnetical units, and then have no worries at all!
Steve G