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Campagnolo Delta Gen 4 Help

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Campagnolo Delta Gen 4 Help

Postby gogo419 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:34 am

Hi,

I have an oppurtunity to buy campagnolo delta gen 4 brakes brand new! I was wanting to get some advice on if these brakes are reliable? I had read many times that the first few generations the cables would slip when braking causing your brakes to become useless? I am not heavy (6okgs, 132pounds) but do a fair bit of racing so stoppping power is necessary and reliability well i need that no matter what! So if anyone can let me know if they are a good generation to buy it would be greatly appreciated?

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Re: Campagnolo Delta Gen 4 Help

Postby pritchet74 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:11 am

If they are the latest version then I wouldn't hesitate to use them at all. In the early 90's many of the top teams used these brakes in the Tour de France (including LeMond and Indurain), so I wouldn't be concerned with stopping power. Gorgeous brakes too - I would jump at the chance for a set of those brakes. Besides, you are a featherweight!
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Re: Campagnolo Delta Gen 4 Help

Postby skimons » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:11 pm

check whether they will work with other than the standard rubbers (i.e. if you want to ride carbon rims).
i agree with pritchet that the latest versions are ok, i used them myself (4-pivot), but i would not use them in the mountains. 5-pivot is probably a better choice

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Re: Campagnolo Delta Gen 4 Help

Postby pritchet74 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:34 pm

Function can follow form though, but it took Campy several tries to get it right. I have said the same about my Hooker brakes, which are just a much smaller version of the Deltas. My 2 brakes are different versions and the front is a "last version" which stops almost as good as a Record brake. Definitely better than AX or ZG brakes.
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