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Limited edition eeBrakes El Diablo colorway on offer from Cane Creek

limited edition cane creek eebrakes el diablo silver and red colorway for rim brake road bikes
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Available for pre-order now through February 28th, 2018, the latest limited edition eeBrakes El Diablo combines silver, red and black anodized parts for a mean looking rim brake. It packs the high power and precision eeBrakes are known for, and thanks to Cane Creek’s manufacturing and assembly skills, they’re available on a regular basis. Except this colorway, which ships in April if you get an order in soon.

limited edition cane creek eebrakes el diablo silver and red colorway for rim brake road bikes

 

This version will only be offered in regular mount, not direct mount, and will retail for $325 per wheel. Cane Creek says more than a thousand sets of their prior special editions, El Dorado and El Chulo, were sold and they expect these to be just as popular. Like the others, they’ll clear a 28mm wide tire, use easy-to-install Shimano brake pads, and weigh in at a claimed 168g. Per pair.

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Brendan
Brendan
4 years ago

Right now more than 1 in 5 articles on the front page of BR are about an existing product in a new color. Is this really newsworthy?

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
4 years ago
Reply to  Brendan

This is a site where brands announce things, colors being one of them. Which begs the question: are your trivial observations really that comment worthy?

The Dude
The Dude
4 years ago
Reply to  Brendan

So its new then? Someone will be touching their swim suit bits about it.

Technician
Technician
4 years ago
Reply to  Brendan

Marginal gains.

Ja Local Bike Mechanic
Ja Local Bike Mechanic
4 years ago

This new colorway is so wet! Can’t wait to see it on a nice build!
Plus these brakes rule so I love seeing the new colors pop up on BR.

suede
suede
4 years ago

IMHO that finish looks cheap and chintzy, poor polish on the silver, and the red anodizing doesn’t have any richness or depth to it. Looks like something you would see in China alley @ Interbike.

Ryan Madison
Ryan Madison
4 years ago

Yes, let’s talk about rod/spoon brakes!

Mike W
Mike W
4 years ago

$600 dollar brakes…Just don’t think they are worth that.

Tim
Tim
4 years ago

These are radical-looking, and functioning, brakes for people who are willing to pay a premium; they seem to be the ultimate rim brake. If you don’t like the price, get Shimano 105s, they also work pretty darn well. The real elephant in the room isn’t the price of these brakes, it’s the existence of functionally superior disc brakes on the same price plane.
Incidentally, the mechanism on this brake looks an upside-down version of what was on the Wasatch Clamp brake of the mid-late 90’s. That also was one of the best (if undersung) rim brakes ever made.

Joshua
Joshua
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Wasatch Cycle Works!! I remember those brakes, I had a set on my hardtail many moons ago. Tim you’ve been a bike geek for some time, good man.

Tim
Tim
4 years ago
Reply to  Joshua

Cheers, Joshua! Even knowing what the Clamp is marks you as a man of taste; owning a set sets you apart. If you like weird brakes, you should check out the Page de Brake Obscura which I was partly behind.
Little known tidbits about the Clamp: there were two versions; the later and better one had a reversible dog-legged, two-holed short linkage. So you could reverse that piece, or raise or lower it, or both, thus allowing four different leverage settings. Also, they worked better for some people if you used a thin V-Brake pad on one side, this allowed the link to buckle down hard and generate max power. Lastly, they worked best with variable leverage Shimano SLR Plus levers (pre-V XTR, some XT, some LX, some DX), using those doubled both the rim clearance and the braking power. Ironically, I think the Clamp would not have been the best time brake in wet weather, as pad wear affected their tuning more than those of other, more conventional brakes.
Do you still have your Clamps somewhere?

David Sanderson
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I still have them front and rear on my old hardtail. 20 years old and they still work great. I use V brake pads and have the Suntour Ergotec shift/brake combo that gives a great amout of cable pull for these brakes. Also have 2 unused brakes and a few extra bushings/springs to replace parts when they wear out..

Märtin Hœrnüng
4 years ago

Rim brakes? Ew.

Tim
Tim
4 years ago

Lots of people still have high-end bikes which can’t run discs. And lots of those people live in places where it’s totally possible to ride without worrying about precipitation. As for me personally, if I am on a road ride and it starts raining, I have probably made a bad decision.

Brer
Brer
4 years ago

It’s a shame they aren’t going to offer them in direct mount, they’d look great on my Colnago!

Atle K
Atle K
4 years ago

But why are natural silver always passed by in favor of clownlike colors?
It seems that the companies are afraid of letting their product bland in with the rest of bike,
it always HAS to have strong contrast or with accenture colors, never in pure/fulll/natural color the metal has. That’s the most beatiful color I think of.

My bike has mostly silver part, except tyres/fenders/chain/dropbar, and it looks nice, in contrast
to all these black bicycles, black color is not really a nice color, it’s a strong color. IMHO.
I really hate the black color, why it’s so popular?

(btw, I love colored peoples, just in case somebody wonders…)

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