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px12s on dyn. legend 8k... brake too narrow?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

Today I had two shops tell me that the px12 with standard brake is too narrow for the legend 8k when I took them in to get them mounted. When placing the binding on the ski, the brake rubs the edges slightly... another 2 or 3 mm and there would be no issues at all. The online store I purchased them from told me that it is common practice to bend the brake to make it slightly wider (simply pulling the brake arms apart). I've never heard of this.. any comments?

Thanks and Happy Holidays
post #2 of 14
Many shops sell wide brakes at $45 a pop. If you had Mythic Riders you might need a wider brake but on the 8k it's really simple to bend the brakes. Really don't even need tools
post #3 of 14
It looks like those two shops' techs don't have experience bending brakes. Find another shop.
post #4 of 14
Mine was bent by the shop and they have been working fine for over a year now. They are just touching the edges when I first got them.
post #5 of 14
A few mm seems pretty easy for a competent shop guy.
post #6 of 14
The shop is trying to sell you new brakes and/or new bindings. I bend brakes all the time, it's easy. I routinely bend brakes 2+cm, a few mm is nothing.
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
That's what I thought. Thanks guys.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
The shop is trying to sell you new brakes and/or new bindings. I bend brakes all the time, it's easy. I routinely bend brakes 2+cm, a few mm is nothing.

So is it as simple as pulling on each end until they are wide enough?

John
post #9 of 14
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So is it as simple as pulling on each end until they are wide enough?

John
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by skinnydog View Post
So is it as simple as pulling on each end until they are wide enough? John
Yes, it really is a minuscule difference; no fancy bending technique necessary. Just make sure that the brake doesn't scrape your edges. If you post your location maybe you can get a rec for a shop that won't hassle you.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by aschick View Post
Yes, it really is a minuscule difference; no fancy bending technique necessary. Just make sure that the brake doesn't scrape your edges. If you post your location maybe you can get a rec for a shop that won't hassle you.
Make sure to bend them with your boot in the binding. It's possible to break the plastic part of the brake if the boot isn't holding it down. Probably not an issue for you since you are only bending it a little bit, but you might as well be careful.

Mike
post #12 of 14
I was thinking about putting PX 12 demos on some Watea 84s. What is the next brake size up? I have seen 100 mm, but don't recall seeing 90 mm. If 90s are not made, am I better bending the standard brakes out or going with the 100 mm?

Thanks
post #13 of 14
the brakes will easily bend to fit the 84's
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by MikeC View Post
Make sure to bend them with your boot in the binding. It's possible to break the plastic part of the brake if the boot isn't holding it down. Probably not an issue for you since you are only bending it a little bit, but you might as well be careful.

Mike

Thanks for the tips. I have Watea 84s with railflex bindings and standard brakes. They do seem to slightly catch the edges.
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