Cane Creek EE cycleworks brakes review

If you are looking to shave a chunk of weight off your bike, add some mechanical bling and have deep pockets, then the Cane Creek EE Cycleworks Brakes are one of the best options. Here is our review

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Cane Creek EE Cycleworks brake are and excellent product that is a great way to shed a significant lump of weight off your bike. With regards to braking performance they are up there with many top end calipers, however the new Dura-Ace calipers offer noticeably superior performance. That said, they are twice the weight, so decide which suits your needs.

Reasons to buy
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    Ridiculously light

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    Good design features

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    Work well

Reasons to avoid
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    Not as powerful/stiff as Shimano Dura-Ace Calipers

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Located in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Cane Creek is an employee-owned company that manufactures a variety of high end components, many of which are for mountain biking. EE Cycleworks brakes are road product in the companies portfolio and are high end, very, very light calipers available in both direct and standard mount standards.

The EE Cycleworks caliper features a very industrial aesthetic that I really like - it screams raw function, with no unessicary material added for aesthetics. So just how light are they? The single mount pair we have here come out at a mouth dropping (mouth dropping if you are a bike nerd) 80g for the rear and 82g for the front. To put that into context, the new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 calipers hit the scales at 326g a pair, roughly 163g each. You don't need to be a Count Down champion to see that the EE calipers are half the weight!

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