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Old 07-19-02, 08:46 PM   #1
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Brake fade/frame flew

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I currently have XTR V-Brakes. I have heard many people talking about frame flex occurring with these brakes(and others). My question is, how do I know if my seatstays are flexing? If I look at them as I brake, will I see something? Do I just need to assume they are flexing if I get poor or fading brake performance with the brakes? Most of my riding buddies have brake boosters and I am thinking about getting a set, but am wondering if I really need them. Any responses would be appreciated. THANKS!
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Old 07-19-02, 09:27 PM   #2
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Engage the brakes off the bike with one hand and look at the rear stays when you do. If you are experiencing fade then a set of booster's are a good investment. I have them on my Magura HS 33's they are manditory IMHO with these for they WILL flex your frame and fork.
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