Excellent brake, well made, pretty stiff. Swapped the stack-caps for better ones and ditched the squeally pads, but overall the best U-brake I've owned.
Thing is unless you've got the rest of you brake system dialled in then these (like any other) won't make you brakes any better.
Overall, if you've got some Â£Â£ / $$ to throw away then buy this brake, but for 90% of the riders out there a brake that costs 1/2 as much matched to a dialled brake system (lever, cable, pads and chrome rim) will work just as well.
To Tunaaa - this happens when new for some reason, but mine have been on for approx 20 months and not come loose once since the initail 1/2 dozen times they would slacken off. 1 Star is a bit harsh !!
Excellent frame, light, strong, great geometry. Being a short arse at 5'5" I took a 20.375" TT which matchES quite well to the 13.25" rear end.
No option of tabs (removeable or fixed) when I bought it almost a year ago which was a bit off putting, as I love my gyro, but now that I've ridden it for a year I've no regrets.
Top work FBM, keep it up!
I give 97/100 - make it a 20.4" with a 13.5" rear with removeable tabs and it would get 100/100 (hint, hint FBM).
I really like these bars. If I could change anything, it would be the pitch between the top bends. I like my bars narrow. But that's subjective. Objectively, they are built well, lightweight, well-priced and haven't failed me yet.
I purchased this frame, 20.5", in May '06. It has been great. Thick dropouts, Spanish BB, removable gyro tabs, integrated headset, it's outfitted well. It is a smidgen heavy, right at 6 lbs, but my current setup is still under 26 lbs.