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#1 2012-12-30 8:20am

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Bullseye V brakes

I guess these are coming out next month?

They sure do look nice and I would luv to have a set on the Skyway 24, but dang are they expensive for machined aluminum! If they were platinum, I could understand.

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#2 2012-12-30 9:56am

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Re: Bullseye V brakes

Pauls Motolite all day long.

Bullseye doesn't deserve your hard earned money for a piece of 'art'!


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#3 2012-12-30 10:41am

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The Bullseye V-Brakes are over priced pieces of JUNK! Yeah, theyre American made and flashy, but you're still paying a ton of $ for a brake with Brass bushings just because it says Bullseye. I set one up for a friend and couldnt believe how much they were charging for it..... definitely pretty, but should stay as wall art

There are FAR better choices out there for performance. 
Avid Single Digit Ultimate's  have 2 sealed cartridges bearings per arm and have Zero slop and are one of the smoothest V brakes available. They will last years of hard use without developing play, and IF you ever need, you can replace the bearings. I've run them for years on many bikes, and having used other brands in the past, they hold up far better and sealed bearings will beat a brass bushing hands down as far as smoothness.
You can find them on Ebay for around $115 and the only downside is they only make them in Black

If you want colors.............

Box Components is going to be coming out with its Eclipse V Brake which looks very sweet and features sealed cartridge bearing pivots as well as Ti hardware

The Pauls are very nicely made and would be my third choice

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#4 2012-12-30 11:22am

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Re: Bullseye V brakes

Who cares,people should just stayaway from that garbage company now.I would rather pay top dollar for brakes from another company than recieve free brakes from bullcrap.


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#5 2012-12-30 11:46am

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paul all the way...


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#6 2012-12-30 11:53am

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Re: Bullseye V brakes

Always wanted Paul....got Paul...done with Paul.   I think I'm trying DXRs or Avid next time.


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#7 2012-12-30 11:58am

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HAD DXRs...liked them but didn't have them for long...sold the bike.


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#8 2012-12-30 1:44pm

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I dont ever need to stop that bad.


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#9 2012-12-30 1:54pm

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Marked for some future brake choices

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#10 2012-12-30 1:59pm

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Just a FYI......LDC makes a great V-brake. I have a set on each of my 38'2 and they are rock solid. They look great as well. Not cheap though........


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#11 2012-12-30 2:18pm

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Guys, don't knock the Bullseye brakes unless you've tried them. I use them myself and love them. Sure, I own a shop and I sell these, but I've got to say they are excellent working brakes. Paul's are great too, but there is A LOT more detail going into these brakes than most.
Lets face it. Most brakes out there do the job. A $30 set of Tektros work well. So do a $50 set of Answers. Once you hit $90+on brakes, you are going beyond function, and you are going for style. You can get a set of Taiwan made Supercross Soeedline brakes for $130, or for $20 more you get USA made Bullseyes. Yes, it's steep. BMX is not cheap if you want function with style, with a USA point of origin.
There's been a lot of bashing of Bullseye here lately, and much of it is unwarranted. They are a good machine shop, with innovative products that function well with great style.


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#12 2012-12-30 2:28pm

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coloredtuffs wrote:

There's been a lot of bashing of Bullseye here lately, and much of it is unwarranted. They are a good machine shop, with innovative products that function well with great style.

I respectfully disagree Ed. The 'bashing' seems to have been product of Bullseye business practices, at least in the not too distant past. Too bad really, imagine all that those stylish, innovative products coupled with a company that people trusted - that would be hard to beat.

BTW - just curious as to what you would consider 'warranted' vs the 'unwarranted' bashing? Although I could be wrong, I don't think I saw any posts from you in the extensive thread that you may be referring too.... not one post in 632.

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#13 2012-12-30 3:19pm

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coloredtuffs wrote:

Guys, don't knock the Bullseye brakes unless you've tried them. I use them myself and love them. Sure, I own a shop and I sell these, but I've got to say they are excellent working brakes. Paul's are great too, but there is A LOT more detail going into these brakes than most.
Lets face it. Most brakes out there do the job. A $30 set of Tektros work well. So do a $50 set of Answers. Once you hit $90+on brakes, you are going beyond function, and you are going for style. You can get a set of Taiwan made Supercross Soeedline brakes for $130, or for $20 more you get USA made Bullseyes. Yes, it's steep. BMX is not cheap if you want function with style, with a USA point of origin.
There's been a lot of bashing of Bullseye here lately, and much of it is unwarranted. They are a good machine shop, with innovative products that function well with great style.

Ed I don't doubt you one bit when you say that bullseye does produce some great products(not all but some).

However,I don't buy a product from a company based on just the product alone.Their customer service before,during and aftersale means alot too,and sometimes more important than the actual product themselves.....oh honesty helps along ways in terms of winning customers over.A company like bullseye can produce the best bmx parts in the business,but if people refuse to buy the product due to the bad reputation it's garnished on it's own,that great stuff will mean nothing.

The bullseye today is only in it for money,they seem to only care about how much money they can swindle out of people anyway they can.


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#14 2012-12-30 3:30pm

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I have Paul's on a race bike and am not impressed. The arms stick out too far and. It makes adjusting them annoying. I am happier with my cheap Sinz.


All i want to buy is a cyclecraft made BLOCK.

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#15 2012-12-30 3:31pm

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I use cheapo Tektro. Never had any problems.
Once you start skidding its up to the tire to stop you.

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#16 2012-12-30 3:32pm

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There goes Ed with his head in the sand....whatever makes him money


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#17 2012-12-30 3:33pm

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NewMidMike wrote:

Always wanted Paul....got Paul...done with Paul.   I think I'm trying DXRs or Avid next time.

The thing that sucks about the Paul brakes is they stick out to far past the frame on my bike. The spring action is amazing. But the straight arms just wont clear for me. I haven't hit my foot or had any problems just looks like shit. I was thinking about custom making some show clamps for it. That would put the shoe further out so I could pull the arms in more. But for a $100 brake I shouldn't have to do this. I have not decided what other brake I like so its still the Paul for now. I do not like bullseyes business approach but am kind of liking the clean look of the brake. But then again maybe I will just go back to a shimano DX or something. They will work just as good as the bullseye for a quarter of the price.


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#18 2012-12-30 3:34pm

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franticbmx wrote:

I have Paul's on a race bike and am not impressed. The arms stick out too far and. It makes adjusting them annoying. I am happier with my cheap Sinz.

Jinx lol


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#19 2012-12-30 3:44pm

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#20 2012-12-30 3:46pm

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Laughing at Johnny.  Unfortunately, its true.  A guy named John now feels a lot safer.


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#21 2012-12-30 3:47pm

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You got too much time on your hands lol

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#22 2012-12-30 3:50pm

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RoadRunner wrote:

You got too much time on your hands lol

8" of snow outside and a fridge full of beer... what else to do? lol

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#23 2012-12-30 3:52pm

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I want a good set of brakes for my Skyway TA that look decent, but more importantly work well.  But I don't want to spend over $400 for brakes for the front and rear.

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#24 2012-12-30 3:53pm

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Johnnny wrote:

RoadRunner wrote:

You got too much time on your hands lol

8" of snow outside and a fridge full of beer... what else to do? lol

There is snow where you're at?

No snow here,even went for a short ride today.


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#25 2012-12-30 3:53pm

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Johnnny wrote:

RoadRunner wrote:

You got too much time on your hands lol

8" of snow outside and a fridge full of beer... what else to do? lol

Move to Texas, you can ride all year long wink

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