Mavic SSC Brake Calipers

4.9/5 (21 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Double pivot.
  • R3 concept : leaf spring with kinematics with no friction on the caliper.
  • Permaglide, anti-friction material helps to reduce the effort needed on the brake lever.
  • Triangular designed caliper shape and computer calculated for maximum stiffness.


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by David Loving a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: April 9, 2012

    Strengths:    performance

    Weaknesses:    Mavic may have thrown them under the bus. Bad mistake!

    Bottom Line:   
    Light, good looking, powerful and reliable, the Mavic SSC can't be beat. Best bang for the buck. I have had these brakes (same set) on a couple of bikes that I built up. The set is on my Pedal Force RS2 now. These are the Open Pros of brakes. Is Mavis still making these brakes?


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by amphibiousdad a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: May 22, 2011

    Strengths:    -Dig the color and little cheap yellow decal.
    -Hold their adjustment like a champ.
    -Stop on a dime unlike my old Cuda.
    -Inclement weather? What inclement weather?
    -I honestly appreciate and respect a product these days.


    Weaknesses:    -Yeah, not as light as the cheaper single pull Cane Creek 200sl's but ever try stopping with those? Holy cow did I hit the clutch instead of the brakes?
    -Would be nice if you could say "made in France"...but you can't.
    -Hardware, Ti maybe? I'm really forcing it.


    Bottom Line:   
    Purchased used with used pads. Even with the used pads they are far superior to the Ultegra I transformed from. My all steel Fausto Coppi ain't the lightest beast on the tarmac but I converted everything to Record for vanity/heritage reasons, save for these brake calipers. Like everyone else has stated - lighter than normal record and dura ace, (not that that fits my interest overall), but kill DA and Record in performance, even with used pads (kool stops coming). I'm not a light cat at 6'4" 235, my big ass needs to come to a halt and these recognize that issue 100%. Two days ago I took a decent at my max. speed ever; 48.6 mph and low and behold there's a freekin squirrel that jumps into but not over my path of all days. S#*& you not these things slowed me brisk enough to control my way around this blocker in no time flat. If you can find them, get 'em, should satisfy everyone except maybe the shooting for sub 15 pound group. Cheers to the SSC's!

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    Favorite Ride:   Sausalito or Nice oh well I live in MN

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Dura Ace, Record Ti, Ultegra, Shimano 600, on and on.

    Bike Setup:   All steel 90's Coppi. 10 Speed record, 11 speed r. derailleur is compatible! Open Pro's. Still/steel isn't that light but neither am I.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by nickma a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: March 18, 2010

    Strengths:    Powerful, very stiff, easy to fit, first time perfect alignment with rims, light enough for all but the sick of mind. Very good deal at $110/ £70

    Weaknesses:    Ensure power is applied progressively to the back brake to avoid wheel locking...but you do have to apply power very sharply for this to occur. In normal circumstances this is not a problem.

    Bottom Line:   
    Superbly finished calipers. Extremely smooth in use, with great feel. Buckets more progressive power than Campag Skeleton brakes. Compact and a snap to fit.

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    Favorite Ride:   Cumbria

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   Chainreaction

    Similar Products Used:   Campag Skeleton

    Bike Setup:   Roberts Compact Audax, Chorus/ Centaur/ Dura-Ace Mavic Open Pro rims, Conti rubber.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by CircaRigel a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: January 2, 2010

    Strengths:    Lightweight for a dual pivot caliper
    -Fast, smooth, safe stopping power
    -Accepts standard brake pads
    -Far cheaper than Campagnolo with better performance
    -Easy setup
    -Easy and stable adjustment
    -EXCELLENT modulation
    -great aesthetic look


    Weaknesses:    -No quick release- Requires quick release levers (Cane Creek / Campagnolo)

    Bottom Line:   
    All I can say is WOW. These blow away the Shimano, Campagnolo, and Spidel brakes I've used in the past. Rapid, effective stopping power w/o dangerous skidding. It's almost like having antilock brakes! I've never had such perfect stopping power in a caliper before! If you're like me and ride fast on steep hills, this is the brake for safe and effective stopping power.

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    Favorite Ride:   Lookout Mountain

    Price Paid:    $189.00

    Purchased At:   Amazon.com

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano
    Campagnolo
    Spidel


    Bike Setup:   1987 vintage Vitus 979 bonded aluminum frame
    Cane Creek SCR-5C compact aero levers
    Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow saddle
    Shimano Sora front derailleur
    Shimano Tiagra Triple chainring
    Mavic Open Pro rim
    Nashbar 7 spd. Huge Gear 12-34 freewheel
    Shimano Tourney Megarange rear derailleur
    Mavic SSC dual-pivot caliper brakes


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by domogo a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: August 20, 2009

    Strengths:    stopping power
    modulation
    competitive weight
    unique?


    Weaknesses:    competitively priced, but that does not mean cheap
    if you wanted to cut grams anywhere possible, you could find lighter brakes


    Bottom Line:   
    When looking to make the switch from Shimano to Campy, I knew that I wanted these brakes. I ride for recreation, but I also ride for transport, and in busy traffic knowing you can stop on a dime gives me confidence and keeps me alive. They still amaze me everytime. I pull on the levers, and I cannot believe how fast i come to a stop. Modulation is great, weight is very competitive, and braking power is tops. could not be happier

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    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Similar Products Used:   cane creek, stock cannondale

    Bike Setup:   Synapse Frame and Fork
    Record/Chorus 10 mix
    Ksyrium Elite Wheels
    SSC Brakes



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    FMB Grippo vs SSC

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    Help with the purchase of a used Mavic Ksyrium Ssc Sl wheelset

    I know a guy who is selling a used Mavic Ksyrium Ssc Sl wheelset. How do I know if it is a good wheelset to purchase.? He is asking $250 and says it is in very good condition. It also comes with hubs and skewers along with Continental Grand Prix tires. I have not yet seen this wheelset, but befo ... Read More »

    Mavic's "SSC" system

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    Replacing original Mavic Ksyrium SSC

    I have an original Mavic Ksyrium SSC wheelset (ca. 2001) that came with the used bike I picked up awhile back. I've put about 2,500 miles on it, and it is a solid wheelset. I'm thinking about replacing them with another alloy clincher set, though, for two reasons, and I'm looking for advice. First, ... Read More »

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