Kurve CNC road callipers review

Kurve Alloy brakeset
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Kurve CNC road callipers are an upgrade well worth considering.

Reasons to buy
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    Good modulation

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    Price drop

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    Hard wearing

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Reasons to avoid
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    Still a bit expensive for some

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Aftermarket callipers have to balance light weight and aesthetics with performance. It’s not a sensible area to compromise, and Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM set high standards.

Kurve CNC road callipers not only knock up to 100g off even the lightest that the aforementioned offers, but they’re right up there on performance too. A single pivot and cam mechanism delivers the power, in a similar way to Zero Gravity’s design. Kurve’s 6061 T alloy construction, coupled with titanium hardware means there’s no strength sacrifice, and the levers’ light action and minimal flex translates into powerful braking.

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