The new 7220 brake calipers offer a new patented design that will surely offer the demanding cyclist one of the best brake calipers on the market with incredibly low weight.
New Cam-Pivot design increases as the travel rate diminishes, providing braking without compromising caliper arm travel. Thus providing excellent brake modulation throughout the braking process, something standard calipers cannot provide. Compatible with all current road brake lever systems and cables.
Tips on fitting the calipers:
Mount the brake as centrally as possible using the main frame securing allen bolt.
The small allen key screw located in the central barrel which secures down on to the central pivot bolt is to assist in centring the caliper arms once the main securing bolt has been tightened.
There's also a small allen key grub screw On-One of the caliper arms which tightens on to the main spring. Once the caliper has been centred using the main mounting bolt, the small allen grub screw can be used to 'fine-tune' the adjustment. By tightening it up, the tension on the spring will be increased and that caliper arm will move away from the rim. Loosen it off and the tension is released and the caliper arm will move towards the rim. It's very clever and kept some of us amused for hours.
Hi DarrenC - it includes the blocks and holders ... yes :-)
Hi there, not sure if I am missing something? I can see the weight of 205 grams, but I am asking if that weight includes the brake blocks and holders, or if that is the weight of callipers without blocks and holders. Regards Daz
Hi DarrenC - take a look just above the pictures...above. AND .. to the right of the big picture ;-)
Hi there, Can you tell me if the specified weight includes brake blocks? Regards daz
Hi Paul C - follow the advice I gave to MagellaG. The small grub screw that's mounted on one of the caliper arms will help with even movement of the caliper arms. ;-)
Hi I have similar problem to MajellaG (30/5/11) regarding centring the calipers so will follow your advice. I also have the problem of uneven pull/movement from the 2 sides of the caliper. The none cable side only moves towards the rim at the very end of the brake lever movement - how do I adjust this so the 2 sides of the caliper move in unison? Is there a manual available which covers all of this - I couldn't see anything on the Token website? Cheers
Hi AlexA - I think that's how they come. I'll forward your email on to the ordering guys though just in case that's something that can be done.
Is there any chance of producing a set of the Black calipers that is entirely black? The center bolt in silver is fine, but I'm wondering if the red cam portion can be set in black, not red. I have a pair in my hands right now, but upon investigation separating out that bit for re-anodizing to black will be a royal pain in the a** (if not impossible). Does Planet X have any sway in the supply chain to make it all black?
Hi MajellaG - fix them securely to the frame using the usual allen key bolt. Centre them up using either the central allen keyed nose bolt or byuse of a 13mm cone spanner on the central barrel. You'll also find a small allen key grub screw on one of the calliper arms. That screw tightens up on to the main spring. Once you've centred the brakes up as best you can using the main mounting bolt, you can use the small allen grub screw to centre them up properly. By tightening it up you're increasing the tension on the spring and that calliper arm will move away from the rim. Loosen it off and the tension is released and that calliper arm will move towards the rim. It's very clever...have a 'play' and see how you get on.
Cant seem to get front caliper centred on front wheel, evn when i think its centred pull the brake and its back to tight on one side, any info on these calipers...... LOVE MY SL Pro Carbon SRAM RED, probably a little too much :/
Hi Ville - are you adding anything else to the order because if it exceeds £100 in value we send it by insured delivery which costs more?
Hi, how is it possible that these brakes weigh over 1,5 kg when boxed and shipped? Just asking because that makes quite a big difference in the shipping costs (zone 3).
Hi Chris - sorry no :-( These take Shimano.
Hi, I plan to swop my Campy Record calipers over to these but I have a bunch of brand new brake pads suitable for Record too, will they fit in the brake shoes of these calipers? Chris
Hi Dave - they'll work fine with any of them. Not QUITE as powerful as dual pivot but hey...look how much lighter they are. These are the blingiest super-lightest colourfulest and bestest brakes we've got and we love them to bits. Sure you will too :-)
Hi Wojjs - they can't be supplied with longer pivot bolts BUT you can get longer frame securing bolts specifically made for carbon fork crowns.... http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/BSLBB/spare-long-brake-bolt
Are spare long (front) pivot bolts available for these calipers? I have a carbon TT frame that requires long bolts on both front and rear calipers.
Chaps, these looks amazing... Bit of info though before i part with my cash - how do these work with Campag levers in terms of cable pull? Any difference across the different lever brands? SRAM, Shimano and Campag? And how close does the power cam come to duel pivot performance?
Hi AnthonyG - that's a pair. Good eh?
Hi, is the weight of these calipers, each or per pair. Thanks
Hi BenL - hmmm! Best of luck with that then.
Thanks for the fast reply. It is a special one for a Focus time trial bike. Then I have to "modify" the long bolt.
Hi BenL - I'm afraid not. They come in pairs ... a front and a rear. One's got a long 'through-bolt' - the other a short one. What sort of fork have you got?
Hi, is it possible to get 2 Rear Calipers as 1 pair? My Fork needs the short version too. Thanks Ben
Hi Kasper - I'm afraid not. The current batch are supplied with Ashima brake pads ... still top-notch, fancy and effective nevertheless. :-)
Does the black version come with the SwissStop pads?
Cheers, I see you have 4 pairs in stock. I have added them and the skewers to my basket but it won't apply the multi buy discount! How can I sort it? Thanks for your help guys
Hi Dom - they're available in 1 - 3 days too. We'll try to get a pre-order facilty up shortly.
Hi, any news on when the black versions will be available?
Darren, all of these are on order, click the request stock alert. Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter and facebook/planetxbikes for the latest offers and news.
Hi, Just wondered when you can expect delivery of more of the calipers? Thanks, Darran
Apologies, Craig but we don't have any spare grub screws. How about an electronics parts store like Maplin?
Is it possible for you to provide replacement clamp(grub scew) as each time the front brake level is applied the clamp releases brake cable
No there's no q/r mechanism I'm afraid...one of the penalties for having a set of calipers a light as that I suppose. If you set them up correctly, it's easy enough to manually hold the two brake pads against the rim and unhook the clamping grub screw from the caliper arm. That's what I do on mine ;-) Lovely callipers though don't you think?
I have these fitted on my new SL Pro Carbon SRAM red build, is there a quick release on them? PS I love my SL Pro!! :-)
Hi Ian, Rob's emailing you some pictures showing how the clamp system works in practice. The cable goes straight down in the usual way, not under the roller, but the clamp isn't pictures here (it sits in the bottom of the black part of the caliper).
What is the cable routing, does it go over or under the roller ? a diagram would have been helpful with this purchase as the cable clamping is unlike other calipers.
Hi Graeme, we have the gunmetal/titanium coloured brakes with the improved Swissstop pads, product code BCPXULCNCSWI-GUN. These have super seeded the standard Ultra Light CNC calipers.