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Old 05-02-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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Brembo Master Cylinder Input

So I am about to buy a new master cylinder for my track bike, but I want to get some input from some of you guys on which Brembo to buy when comparing price:

$305 - Brembo 19mm RCS Radial Brake Master Cylinder w/ Folding Lever
$325 - Brembo 19x18 Radial Brake Master Cylinder w/Folding Lever
$275 - Brembo Radial Brake Master Cylinder (19x18)

It seems that although the last option is cheaper, for an extra $30 it would be better to go with RCS19?

I appreciate any input you may have, especially if you have Brembo experience.

Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:35 PM   #2
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$325 - Brembo 19x18 Radial Brake Master Cylinder w/Folding Lever

with a folding lever you slightly less chance of it breaking during a fall,

equally, and I'm going back 5 years or so now, the piston push pin and washer has a nasty habit of needing replacement if the lever takes even minor damage ime

I much prefer the feel of the 19 x 18 over the 19 x 20 option although I know I'm in a minority.
The 19 x 18 allows a little more play and feel imo, the 19 x 20 is full on from the first movement
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Is this for streetbike, trackbike, or racebike? If it's a racebike, you lose the ability to run in supersport classes with a master cylinder that's not identical displacement to stock.
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5 bucks cheaper

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You need to make sure the displacement is the same as the original designed to work with the displacement of your calipers.
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Another option is the Braking radial master cylinder. It's 19mm and comes complete with reservoir and switch for about $100 LESS than the Brembo.
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Is this for streetbike, trackbike, or racebike? If it's a racebike, you lose the ability to run in supersport classes with a master cylinder that's not identical displacement to stock.
This is for a track bike...and i never plan on racing so thats not a big deal. Would that be your only concern?
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Another option is the Braking radial master cylinder. It's 19mm and comes complete with reservoir and switch for about $100 LESS than the Brembo.
+1 on the braking radial masters
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This is for a track bike...and i never plan on racing so thats not a big deal. Would that be your only concern?

Yup. Otherwise they're really good master cylinders. Size wise, do some research. There's a lot of opinion on brake feel and fade for the different displacements.
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