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    sonkist
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    sora brakes for big guy

    just purchased a 02 bianchi brava off e-bay. great bike, only had 34 miles on computer my question is the bike is all sora even the hubs, no problem with mechianics but i am not sure the brakes are enough for my weight.276lbs. do i need to change calipers or look at other brake pads? thanks in advance!!!

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    Senior Member DieselDan's Avatar
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    I'd give it a good test ride before making any changes. Sora brakes aren't that bad. I use older, RSX brakes and I'm in your weight range.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Senior Member 4SEVEN3's Avatar
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    If you need to, Id go with changing the pads before paying for new calipers.
    John
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