Mountain Biking - Disc Brake Choice?
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03-16-06, 01:41 PM
Which disc is the best (not looking at price).
SHIMANO M555 DISC BRAKE
Shimano Deore Disc Brake
Hayes Mag Hydraulic Disc Brake
Iam looking for stoping power, simple maintenance and durability! Thanks alot!!!!!!!
None of the above. ;)
Are these your only choices?
out of those i would go with the mags.
03-16-06, 02:10 PM
What are these like:
IRD Dual Banger Mechanical Disc Front Brake, Avid Hayes
Never heard of the IRD Dual Banger brake. What Avid and Hayes are you asking about? Avid makes great brakes, their Juicy seven is great as is their BB-7 mechanical.
03-16-06, 02:13 PM
I want to know more about the IRD dual bangers as well...appearently they sandwitch the rotor like Hydro's do...I wonder if they're actually all that great.
03-16-06, 08:51 PM
i want to learn more about those as well
looks like a good idea
if money isnt a problem i would go with these:
-hope mono mini
-magura marta sl
Okay, Looks like nobody else knows about the IRD Dualbangers, so Ill provide my personal opinion. I have used them. I ran them on my bike for a bit, Then passed them onto my bud. He offered me money, and I had some new BB7's lying around. The IRD's have excellent power, and if you set them up with some nice cables, and keep it clean the modulation is great. They are somewhat difficult to set up, definetly not at the level of simplicity of BB7's. I didn't have any problems as far as durability. For 100 bucks, they are excellent. Stoping power is on par with some hydros, and you dont have to fuss with the fluid. Plus, you can use your own levers on them. I was running them with some Avid SD-7 levers, the best in the biz, and they worked great. My bud now runs them with some cheapo Tektro levers that came on his 05 Fisher Tass. Still works great. They are a bit more prone to damage and gumming up from mud and sand and such, so dirty conditions arent as great. But as with anything, they break when they get messed up.
Hope this cleared things up a bit. No crazy TXT-SPEK or AOLese in there I hope. ;)
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