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    What a DRAG!

    Ok, I have been out of the bike loop for some time now my last bike purchase was back in 95'! I have recently been looking to buy a new bike and have noticed that almost everyone I have looked at have hydraulic disc brakes and all of them drag. Now I really only want to ride my bike for the fun of it but if the brakes are dragging I am not going to have as much fun. Am I being over critical or what? I even rented a Marin full suspension bike and took it back to the shop twice with dragging brakes, juicy 7ís.

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    Mike

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    Take up road biking. Never look at a disc brake again.
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

    - Will Rogers

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    Can't you find a bike with V-brakes? They don't drag.

    IMHO disc brakes are the answer to a question nobody asked.
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmfnla View Post
    IMHO disc brakes are the answer to a question nobody asked.
    Oh oh! The disc brake enforcers are coming after you. I'm getting out of here before I get hit by a stray round.

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    I am impressed and underwhelmed with my 8" avids on our cannondale. They are mechanical and I've adjusted the pads so they don't drag, but on rough roads they sometimes rattle. I ended up adjusting the fixed pad (dumb design) so it's a touch farther away from the disc, and the disc actually has to flex slightly during braking. It was either that or beat them to death with a rock after several dozen miles of them rattling on tar and chip roads. I'm pretty sure this is not correct but it got them braking nicely and also quiet on the road.

    The have the best feel of any brake since my Modolo brakes from the early 80's. Sort of the opposite of my experience with V-brakes where there is off, and on.

    Sheldon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Oh oh! The disc brake enforcers are coming after you. I'm getting out of here before I get hit by a stray round.
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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