Formula Speedlock Compatibility

serviceguy

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Any info on th Formula Speedlock system compatibility with Shimano/SRAM brake systems (both the brake lever housing and the caliper banjo fitting)? Looks like a neat system to work with for internal router brake lines... @mattybfat ?
 

mattybfat

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Pretty sure Formula abandon it, unless they brought it back. Initially was one of the reasons that drew me but in the end they stopped when I bought my Curas.
 

serviceguy

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Pretty sure Formula abandon it, unless they brought it back. Initially was one of the reasons that drew me but in the end they stopped when I bought my Curas.
Nope, still very much among the viable options...https://www.rideformula.com/products/mtb-brakes/cura/

the shape of the valve kind of looks like the compression nut+olive+barb of a shimano settings but the compression nut+olive+barb from Formula not so much, it's tosser...may buy one set for the sake of the test, it's about $40, would you be interested to buy at pennies on the dollar n case it doesn't work with the Shimano brakes?


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jimvreeland

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There isn't an advantage running one on anything other than a Tri bike or Road bike with an integrated front end.
 

serviceguy

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There isn't an advantage running one on anything other than a Tri bike or Road bike with an integrated front end.
...or any internally routed frame. Kidding aside, my Fugitive internal routing has a peculiar rear brake hose path that makes the bleeding a PIA, this would allow me to bleed the system off the bike and then install it back on, easy peasy.
 

jimvreeland

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Not exactly. That fitting is larger than the holes in the frame so you'd still need to install it after the hose is routed. Unless you have a frame with the rubber grommet things and then it might work.
 

serviceguy

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Not exactly. That fitting is larger than the holes in the frame so you'd still need to install it after the hose is routed. Unless you have a frame with the rubber grommet things and then it might work.
The fitting goes on the brake lever, the hose side is the same diameter of the hose itself.
 

jimvreeland

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As an example of where this would be phenomenal. Both of the hydro hoses go through the upper headset bearing on my Tarmac so to replace it, I have to run 2 new hoses because they're isn't enough slack to cut the barb/olive and reattach. It's a $300 job for a $30 bearing that lasts 6 months. Yay bikes.
 

serviceguy

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As an example of where this would be phenomenal. Both of the hydro hoses go through the upper headset bearing on my Tarmac so to replace it, I have to run 2 new hoses because they're isn't enough slack to cut the barb/olive and reattach. It's a $300 job for a $30 bearing that lasts 6 months. Yay bikes.

if you can find them...

 
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