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    ~nEw tO mTb...~ meteor2001's Avatar
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    Which is better?

    Hi guys..

    I am kinda new here..wanted to ask those pros' and anyone dat has their opinion on dis..

    Wanted to know which would u choose.. a brake or a disc brake considering the fact that the one with the normal brake is a aluminium alloy bike...?? any ideas guys??

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    ride like theres not 2mrw chris_pnoy's Avatar
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    Can you be a little more specific? What kind of riding? Can you drop any brands? Same brands just the difference of disc or not?

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    Well i am concerned mostly of the brakes...its the same brand tho..which would u choose??? should be mostly for mountain bikin which would be better atleast???

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    What kind of riding do you do? Do you ride the trails primarily when it is dry? Do you do a lot of riding in the mud?

    If you don't ride aggressive, wet trails then disc brakes are not really needed. If you just ride primarily flat land when it's dry then the vee's are your best bet.

    Also, please don't use the aol lingo. Use complete words and sentences, you will get a lot more replies that way.
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    Wow meteor2001, you better not let Raiyn see how you spelled that topic, he is gonna rip you a new a$$hole.

    But considering you are 15 years old, talking like a 12 year old AOL user is acceptable.
    Last edited by Tweek; 06-14-05 at 08:49 AM.

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    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
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    Shane, you forgot to do it in blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meteor2001
    Hi guys..

    I am kinda new here..wanted to ask those pros' and anyone dat has their opinion on dis..

    Wanted to know which would u choose.. a brake or a disc brake considering the fact that the one with the normal brake is a aluminium alloy bike...?? any ideas guys??
    Please type correctly in full syntax.

    To answer your question, it depends on the rider, the riding and the type of bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meteor2001
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    tho.. u bikin

    When you decide to post as though you actually passed English this year instead of like some ignorant "wannabe playa" you might get some better responses. However if you continue to post gibberish and AOL'ese you won't get answers to your questions and you may end up banned

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    close to 2000 madbiker555's Avatar
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    Another person getting blasted for AOLese...is it just me or did you slightly change your avatar, Raiyn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    Another person getting blasted for AOLese...is it just me or did you slightly change your avatar, Raiyn?
    You're the first to notice. Yes I did change it last night.
    Old New

    blue_neon said I should change it, so I did.

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    Tough room.

    Meteor2001, I would say that your chances of speaking to a "pro" is somewhat limited. What kind of "pro" were you looking for? Are you interested in soliciting expertise from a racing pro, a bike shop pro, a pro mechanic?

    Regardless, I would suggest that you steer towards the rim style of brake. I say this mostly because you would more than likely know if you needed a speciality brake system (disk brakes.)

    I love my disk brakes. I can justify their need for the type of riding I do. I also know their downside and I am willing to accomodate to those aspects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweek
    But considering you are 15 years old, talking like a 12 year old AOL user is acceptable.
    No it's not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    No it's not.
    Want to make a bet? AOL'ese has no place on this Forum and never will if I have anything to say about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    You're the first to notice.
    Ahem, no. Just the first to think it significant enough to mention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troie
    I think you misunderstood.
    I think you're right.

    skiahh I am sorry I misunderstood your post. It was a rough day today and I apologize

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    You're the first to notice. Yes I did change it last night.
    Old New

    blue_neon said I should change it, so I did.
    Looks much clearer and better then the old avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sS-bEn
    Looks much clearer and better then the old avatar.
    Yeah I'd run that old one since about my second week here. I have to admit I like the new version better
    mmmm drop shadow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Yeah I'd run that old one since about my second week here. I have to admit I like the new version better
    mmmm drop shadow
    I noticed it but i didnt say anything. I like it more than the old one but it will take some getting used to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweek
    But considering you are 15 years old, talking like a 12 year old AOL user is acceptable.
    If I can manage to piece together properly spelt sentences at fourteen, it should be simple shi+ for a fifteen year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    You're the first to notice. Yes I did change it last night.
    Old New

    blue_neon said I should change it, so I did.
    Slight improvement but if you replaced it with a Montreal Canadiens logo it would be even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edf825
    If I can manage to piece together properly spelt sentences at fourteen, it should be simple shi+ for a fifteen year old.
    13 here, I also manage to form comprehendable sentences. I'm assuming your native language is English? Then shame on you, a little 13 year old Hungarian boy can spell better than you. Meteor2001, all you have to do is take that extra minute to make your post readable, it's not that hard. Then we might be able to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sS-bEn
    Looks much clearer and better then the old avatar.

    I fixed your avatar, Raiyn. The colors were a little off and so was the text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameyj
    I fixed your avatar, Raiyn. The colors were a little off and so was the text.
    BLASPHEMY! How dare you! How the **************** DARE YOU!

    As a former long time resident of Minnesota I take GREAT offense to that.

    It's like asking an old Brooklyn Dodgers fan to root for L.A.
    I spit on your "Stars" (the franchise not the players) and curse the name of Norm Green.
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    It's nothing personal towards you jameyj, but that's about the biggest insult you could ever throw at a MN North Stars fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    BLASPHEMY! How dare you! How the **************** DARE YOU!

    As a former long time resident of Minnesota I take GREAT offense to that.

    It's like asking an old Brooklyn Dodgers fan to root for L.A.
    I spit on your "Stars" (the franchise not the players) and curse the name of Norm Green.
    http://www.northstarshockey.com/


    It's nothing personal towards you jameyj, but that's about the biggest insult you could ever throw at a MN North Stars fan
    Didn't know you had roots in MN. I grew up in Louisiana (no hockey to speak of) and moved to Texas in '98 and started rooting for the Stars back in college before I moved to Texas.

    It really sucks not having a Hockey season this year. I was pretty bummed. I am sure you were too! Well here is hoping that the puck sails across the ice once again in a NHL arena near you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameyj
    Didn't know you had roots in MN. I grew up in Louisiana (no hockey to speak of) and moved to Texas in '98 and started rooting for the Stars back in college before I moved to Texas.

    It really sucks not having a Hockey season this year. I was pretty bummed. I am sure you were too! Well here is hoping that the puck sails across the ice once again in a NHL arena near you!
    It's cool, though I wish you would have checked my profile first.

    I actually gave up hockey when they moved the North Stars. It was six years before my (new at the time) girlfriend took me to a Lightning game (pre MN Wild) all the old feelings came rushing back and I've always been a sucker for the underdog. So that's the short version of the story

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