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Old 10-19-05, 02:54 AM   #1
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Question about brakes

My current brakes are such garbage they are pads, and they allways come loose in between rides and have to be readjusted. My new bike is going to have deore hyrdo 6'' disk brakes. Just wondering, if this brake set is really good or not, I want to stop instantly and I allways want the brakes to grab.
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Personally I've never had a need for more than my Avid BB7's, and I'm a big guy
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Deore's should be fine, unless you weigh heaps. What brakes are you currently running?
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The Avid BB7 is sufficient for what 95% of the riders here do on a regular basis.
I have never been disappointed with the braking power or modulation of these brakes. Smoothness and control are simply functions of lever choice and cable selection. With the right selection they can even rival hydraulics.
Pair them up with a set of Avid levers (such as the FR-5 which is specifically designed for the Ball Bearing Disc) and a set of Dry Cables and you're golden.
In terms of ease of maintenance the Avid's are second to NONE. The adjustment knobs give you superior "no tool" tunablilty. as a bonus cable brakes are also easier to work on in terms of "in the field" repairs owing to the fact that you can easily get a replacement cable and / or lever at any Mom and Pop bike shop (heck you could go to K-mart and get parts that would work to get you back on the trail that day.)

Who wants to mess with brake fluid in the boonies?
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Deore's should be fine, unless you weigh heaps. What brakes are you currently running?
Some sort of crappy v brakes that came with a 95 trek 930. I dont know what they are, now as for raiyns comment. I dont see what problems you could have with brake fluid out in the booneys. Unless your brake cable is punctured, which I was told shouldn't happen. I dont think there would be a problem. Plus the easyness of hydraulic makes it fun The real question is do they stop on the drop of a dime.
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Some sort of crappy v brakes that came with a 95 trek 930. I dont know what they are, now as for raiyns comment. I dont see what problems you could have with brake fluid out in the booneys. Unless your brake cable is punctured, which I was told shouldn't happen. I dont think there would be a problem. Plus the easyness of hydraulic makes it fun The real question is do they stop on the drop of a dime.
A 1995 bike won't have the tabs you'll need to mount disc brakes so the arguement is moot anyway. The adapters they sell aren't worth the powder to blow them to Hell.
You can snag a hydraulic line, and it's not as uncommon as you'd think either. Reread my earlier post.
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My new bike is going to have deore hyrdo 6'' disk brakes
Read my first post raiyn.. Well I just wanted to know a little about the deore hydros, cuz thats whats coming on my trek 6500 lol.
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I am using the deoro hydraulics on my bike and have been happy with them, the front is a little bit soft at the moment but that will be solved with a bleed.
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Yep, the Deores will be fine, theres no need to change them. At least not straight away.
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Read my first post raiyn.. Well I just wanted to know a little about the deore hydros, cuz thats whats coming on my trek 6500 lol.
It was bloody early. Occasionally I make mistakes.
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It was bloody early. Occasionally I make mistakes.
LOL. Thats all I have to say.
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