Bikerumor Monday Mystery Pic

bikerumor monday mystery pic from ruckus components

Photo submitted by Nick, who saw these on a Cannondale over at Ruckus Components, “None of us know what they are and there is no branding on the brakes at all.” If you know anything about these brakes let us know in the ‘comments’ section.

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Adrian - 10/22/12 - 7:05am

Planet X ultra light brakes

Mark - 10/22/12 - 7:09am

Planet X CNC calipers. White labeled and sold under various brand names. One of the best performing brakes at 200 grams for the pair.

hmmmm - 10/22/12 - 7:14am

There’s something about them that remind me of the Grand Cru brakes.

Ulf - 10/22/12 - 7:14am

It is the Planet X brakes, this model is called Ultra Light CNC.

Wally - 10/22/12 - 7:15am

Feather 199 Brakes.

Kris Hicks-Green - 10/22/12 - 7:19am

Planet X forged sidepulls

Yeahaaa!!!_ - 10/22/12 - 7:20am

Wow, do those work as well as they look!

Moove - 10/22/12 - 7:58am

You can call them Planet X or whatever but they are noname brakes made by a Taiwanese company called MrControl. They come in many different models and I think the brake in your pic have MrControls internal item No. “JULY-7900 CNC”

John - 10/22/12 - 8:08am

They look like Fourier brakes, could be the same as planet X

Extman - 10/22/12 - 8:57am

Actually they made in Taiwan by company called Fouriers. They make nice CNC stuff for others (e.g. Token)

Todd - 10/22/12 - 9:06am

I agree with Wally, Feather Breaks, or a knock-off of Feather Brakes

Max - 10/22/12 - 9:08am

Yep, they are Planet X Ultra Light CNC brakes, also sold by other companies.

Rob - 10/22/12 - 9:33am

Yeahaaa!!!_: most people regard them quite well for their functionality, albeit some find them quirky to set up and prone to go out of center.

Mac - 10/22/12 - 9:44am

This brake is made by a small taiwanese manufacturer called Mr. Control:

They have a lot of sweet stuff!

Paul - 10/22/12 - 10:03am

They might also be Origin8’s or Token’s version of the Planet X brake. All the same thing, AFAIK.

Meagan - 10/22/12 - 10:08am

Origin-8 Pro Force Torq Lite II Road Caliper Brakes:

Jeff - 10/22/12 - 10:50am

They have the Origin8 pads on them which would lead me to believe they are of the same brand.

James - 10/22/12 - 11:22am

They are Origin-8 Torq Lites. They have OR8 pads on them. I am a rep for J&B Importers that sells them.

Mark W. - 10/22/12 - 11:57am

feather brakes, or the Origin 8 torque lite

Hubi - 10/22/12 - 12:31pm

I am 100 0/0 sure that these brakes are from mr. Control equipped withSwissStop pads. I am a heavy rider and use these brakes since years. Stromg and powerful, and super light weight.

hollywood - 10/22/12 - 12:43pm

Have the Planet X version…Love ’em…and they do go out of center. But they are light, stop reasonably well and come in colors- …cheap too.

James Kim - 10/22/12 - 1:58pm
These brakes are sold under different names. The version I saw in person was in the name of Mr. Stoppy or something similar. Above is the (rather biased) comparison of said brake to different ‘superlight brakes’ on the market done by ee brakes.

James Kim - 10/22/12 - 2:04pm

It should probably be noted that the ‘test’ (or and ‘ad’ rather,) above does not use the same pads for the brakes being tested and is highly based on subjective ‘feel’ of the tester. Le Tour magazine has done a similar but much more well controlled and scientific test few years back.

SYJ - 10/22/12 - 3:59pm

I’ve been running the planet X version for over a year. Finicky to set up (you need to get housing length just right), occasionally challenging to center for the same reason, difficult to do quick wheel swaps with 25mm tires, but oh-so-light and plenty of stopping power with the Swiss Stop green pads..

jud - 10/22/12 - 5:26pm

Mr. control brakes. The e-tube threw me off for a second, but no the are not electronic.

Devin - 10/22/12 - 7:11pm

Hey Graham, high five! Digital camo never gets old.

stefan - 10/23/12 - 12:57am

They are exactly like my TOKEN brakes. Mine come in black with red pads.

Hubi - 10/23/12 - 5:15am here you can find all brakes from Mr. Control. It is right that this factory produce brakes under different brand names. I remember they also had a cheaper version on Ridley and BH road bikes

DHS - 10/24/12 - 1:16pm

Featherlight bicycles brakes. company went out of business, then sold brake design to other companies

Tywin - 10/26/12 - 5:35am

Yep, came on the Ridley Orion this year. Got them on a bike in the shop I work at. - 07/10/13 - 5:10am

Actually this is a break from a Taiwanese manufacturer that has its own brand named Fouriers: . I can confirm that they are the original manufacturers since I personally know them. If you have made any reviews for this bicycle please feel free to send a message/post on Pedaling Forward on facebook.

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