Mountain Biking - New brakes
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03-12-03, 06:59 PM
If I new Hope was going to come out with these I would have waited and bought them instead of the M4. Take a look
New Hope (http://reviews.southerndownhill.com/html/Hope_6Pot_Mono.html)
03-12-03, 07:07 PM
dam, those are huge. That's 4 more pistons than i have with the Mini's and they stop me just fine. But i guess if you want the most possible stopping power those are it, and it also seems like they put a couple new tricks into those
03-12-03, 07:13 PM
Ti pistons, no less :)
Peter, what do you think of the Minis? I'm thinking of getting those...someday...
03-12-03, 07:16 PM
If they hit production they should be some sweet stoppers. The materials used to keep the weight down and the stopping power of 6 pistons. I have the M4 and they will bring me to a hault from any speed on any descent with in a matter of feet. The 6, damn, you just think stop and it's done.
03-12-03, 07:46 PM
The Mini's are pretty nice so far. I dont have a ton of time on them, but so far they have the best modulation of any brake i've tried and they look trick too. Setting them up can be a pain though. I sent mine to the LBS to have the mech set them up and he ended up taking them apart b/c one of the pistons was sticking in the front caliper. After set up though they're great, they rarely squeel, and if they do it goes away quickly. So far i dont regret purchasing them, but like i said i've ridden them maby 4x on the trail, but all of those were in the snow and they definately put my old Avid V-brakes to shame
edit: said really instead of "rarely"
03-12-03, 08:15 PM
They look like a good setup for trail riding with some occasional racing.
Yeah...rarely squeeling is better than really squeeling :)
03-12-03, 08:20 PM
Hey schnell. I have had Mini's on my wifes bike now for the past year and they work great. Besides the fact they are the nicest looking, set up is easy, very light, great modulation and loads of power. I have even used them for some dh and they worked flawless.
03-13-03, 08:47 AM
If they can hold up to DH they can hold up to stopping my skinny self on some singletrack :)
Plus those gothic rotors look the biz...
03-13-03, 09:03 AM
HHHMMMMM..... I may have found a reason to get rid of my hayes brakes! I can't wait to see how they ride!
And does anyone want to explain to me what they mean when they said "It also has a new style disc which is a floating type designed to allow the top to expand when the brake heats up during use." Do they mean it's a two part rotor? so that the outside of the rotor can expand seperate from the inside(hub mounted) part of the rotor? Sounds great...just expensive if you ding a rotor!
Sweet lookin brakes though!!
Knowing how expensive Hopes are, and considering the advancement here and the obvious quality, those things gotta cost a bundle ! $600+ maybe?
03-14-03, 04:06 PM
Do they mean it's a two part rotor?
You got it. Just like on motorcycles that use a floting disc.
And they will cost $600 for the set. Just as Dazco said.
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