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Hi All,

I'm currently looking at a 2014 Solace 10 and Premium frame and am a devoted Campy user. Since I'm unfamiliar with how brakes under the chainstay are mounted, am I limited with which brakes I can actually use, or can I mount my Chorus brakes as normal?

Thanks in advance.

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It uses a direct mount rear brake and it is not the same as a seat stay brake. They are more compact for chaining and crank arm clearances as well as brake cable being routed in a manner it has zero interference as well. I am not that familiar with Campy's brake offferings and only found a time trial direct mount brake from them on a quick search of the net. The brake caliper is in a position that you would not see it any way so how big of a deal is it to you. Them brakes are not cheap regardless of manufacturer. Some one like CXWrench could give you some great info on this issue.
 

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As stated the brake will be a direct mount. It mounts to two studs similar to a canti brake but the spacing and function is different. A regular single or dual pivot caliper will not work. Campy does not make a direct mount I am aware of, but I am not super up on direct mount brakes so maybe they do. Good news is you can run the factory supplied brake or any direct mount that will fit with a campy lever. You will have to live with the fact that one caliper on your bike is not campy. Good news is it will be under the bike out of sight. Choice is yours.
 

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I think that you should be looking at a different bike.
It's better that you realize this before you buy the bike.
Brakes under the chainstays are a bad idea, unless they are on a dedicated TT bike, and are used for that purpose.
 

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I think that you should be looking at a different bike.
It's better that you realize this before you buy the bike.
Brakes under the chainstays are a bad idea, unless they are on a dedicated TT bike, and are used for that purpose.
Because?

And don't say they get dirtier.

Campy doesn't make a direct mount brake, so you're out of luck w/ them. As far as I know only Bontrager, Shimano, and Tektro make direct mount brakes. The Shimano brake is excellent, and the OP should definitely consider it even though it might wreak havoc w/ his Campy thing.
 

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Because?

And don't say they get dirtier.

Campy doesn't make a direct mount brake, so you're out of luck w/ them. As far as I know only Bontrager, Shimano, and Tektro make direct mount brakes. The Shimano brake is excellent, and the OP should definitely consider it even though it might wreak havoc w/ his Campy thing.
Thanks all. I would certainly be open to the idea of having a different caliper as long as it wouldn't inhibit performance. The price of the frame is really good at R&A and that is one of the main reasons I'm looking at it as well as the very good reviews that I've been seeing.
 

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Because?

And don't say they get dirtier.

Campy doesn't make a direct mount brake, so you're out of luck w/ them. As far as I know only Bontrager, Shimano, and Tektro make direct mount brakes. The Shimano brake is excellent, and the OP should definitely consider it even though it might wreak havoc w/ his Campy thing.
Agree. Not all brakes under the chainstays are a bad idea. I never had any problems with mine anyway.
 

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The clear out prices on Scotts are ridiculous right now, great time to buy. If you want an endurance bike you could also go with the CR1, but the Solace is the newer higher end endurance offering.

Well as long as you don't plan on doing much work on your own rear brake, go ahead and get one under the chain stays. Glad I haven't had to work on a Solace yet...
 

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Because ....It just ain't right. (just like automatic shifting)

Now if you are talking about the new direct mount brake on the fork and seat stays, that's another thing. Even Campy will have to start making those.
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