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Bikes: Soma Double Cross Disc (Commuter/everyday), Fuji Sportif 1.1 (Racy/fun bike), Specialized Sirrus Sport Disc (beater).
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Originally Posted by spare_wheel
Errrrrm...how much experience do have with maintenance of decent hydros? I switched to hydraulics, in part, because mechanicals are so fussy and expensive to maintain.
I was a professional bike mechanic in college, and worked at a Performance Bike as a mechanic for nearly a year last year. I built and set up literally dozens of sets of hydraulic brakes. In my experience as a PROFESSIONAL MECHANIC, (I've completed UBI's certification, and Performance's "Spin Doctor" certification), the BB7's and TRP Spyre's I've worked on, with compressionless housings, lack for very little over hydraulics. You also don't have to worry about not squeezing the brake lever with mechanicals like you do with hydraulics when there's no disc in the caliper.
Last edited by pdthiem; 04-16-14 at 01:15 AM.