Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: disc brakes

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    disc brakes

    whats the best disc brakes about , l was thinking of going for avid 5,s or 7 s , hyd.

  2. #2
    Long haired freak. wethepeople's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Still stuck in hell.
    My Bikes
    2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
    Posts
    6,280
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hope six pots...

    Actually, alot of it is preference.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    14
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just installed a set of Deore Hydraulics (m525) on my CDale Rush. I am very happy with them. I spoke to a bunch of mechanics asking about the Juicy 5 and the Hayes 9's. They all said the Juicy's are very good but several of them went on to mention how underrated the Deore's are. According to a couple of mechanics they are easy to set up and they never need attention. The mineral oil is way easier to handle than the DOT fluid. I have never worked on Hydraulics before and I was able to switch the hose length myself. I got them for $100us (for the pr) from Cambriabike.com... I guess it depends on how you are going to use them. For regular xc riding I think the Deores are by far the best deal out there.

  4. #4
    Should be riding Bike Lover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    S.E. Michigan
    My Bikes
    C-dale- moutain, Pedal Force RS- Campy Record
    Posts
    1,595
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In order to answer this question properly you really need to give more details. People will need to know what type of riding you do, if weight's an issue, if price is an issue, and how much you weigh may help as well.

    I've ridden a few but only have alot of experience with Maguras. Because of the experience I have with them, that's my brand of preference. In fact, I just picked up the new Marta Carbons but haven't been able to install them yet. I may wait until spring anyway, let my old ones run the few times I get out in the winter. They also run on mineral oil.

    The big advantage to mineral oil,in addition to the lack of environmental impact, is that it is not hydroscopic (doesn't absorb water) which could cause various issues if too much water is absorbed. I'm familar with the effects of water in relation to autos, but not exactly sure if you could heat bike brakes up to boil the fluid or various other issues that can occur.
    Regret lasts longer than pain
    My LBS:
    http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...wneonsmall.jpg

  5. #5
    Mad Furyan Quick_Torch C5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    10-a-Sea
    My Bikes
    02 Cannondale Jekyll,06 Santa Cruz Heckler, 06 Specialized Roubaix Pro, 09 Santa Cruz Blur LT2
    Posts
    697
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by adriandiver
    whats the best disc brakes about , l was thinking of going for avid 5,s or 7 s , hyd.
    Avid Hydrualic brakes are great, so I hear, a good price in them now, too! I think magura marta SL's are great(but more expensive), and Hope makes great, unique brakes, I have a set of Hope mini's and they're AWESOME! Don't worry about mineral oil or DOT 4(or 5.1) automotive fluid being a selling point, just use more care in dispensing Automotive fluids(just like your own car).
    Why is going slower harder?

  6. #6
    Senior Member Wheels4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Decatur, alabama
    My Bikes
    Trek Hybrid and Scott Roadie
    Posts
    349
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    dang Quick... those brakes are tiny. they must weigh very little. and they have plenty of stopping power??

    oh and to the OP... I have had BB5's and now have BB7's. I like the BB7's because you can adjust the pads on both sides of the rotor, which you cannot on the BB5's. they work great on my commuter... 55lb bike loaded with 205lb rider.
    all-around: 09 Trek 7.3 FX
    roadie: 09 Scott S60

  7. #7
    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
    My Bikes
    Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
    Posts
    19,915
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    Hope six pots...

    Actually, alot of it is preference.
    Agree.Preference is what it is all about but I would go with the Hope Mono M4's.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

  8. #8
    Mad Furyan Quick_Torch C5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    10-a-Sea
    My Bikes
    02 Cannondale Jekyll,06 Santa Cruz Heckler, 06 Specialized Roubaix Pro, 09 Santa Cruz Blur LT2
    Posts
    697
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels4
    dang Quick... those brakes are tiny. they must weigh very little. and they have plenty of stopping power??

    oh and to the OP... I have had BB5's and now have BB7's. I like the BB7's because you can adjust the pads on both sides of the rotor, which you cannot on the BB5's. they work great on my commuter... 55lb bike loaded with 205lb rider.
    I am 195-200lb and they stop AWESOME with no fade. However, I do not bomb down hills like the DH guys do, just off road trails and road commutes/excersize. They are twin piston calipers, so they should have plenty of power despite there size. And plus....they're just SO CUTE!
    Why is going slower harder?

  9. #9
    Elite Rep
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    2,097
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OP:

    Obviously as you can see, there is no 'the best' disc brake out there. There are many good quality brakes that have been mentioned. Try a few, get one that suits your style and budget. Oh and a word of advice, i don't beleive mineral oil is better then dot 4, or visa versa.

  10. #10
    Baby it's cold outside... ViperZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    SK, Canada
    My Bikes
    Trek 5000, Rocky Mountain Wedge, GT Karakoram K2, Litespeed Tuscany
    Posts
    7,306
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Can Hydro brake hoses be cut to length, or are they factory finished and left as is?

    I have read something about the new XTR caliper's hose has a direct plug in, as such may require a big loop on certain frames.

    I'm considering Juicy 7's, or Ultimates.

    Any thoughts on the Formula Oro's? I'm such a sucker for Italian stuff







    Where is the master cylinder on these levers?
    Last edited by ViperZ; 12-10-06 at 01:00 AM.
    -Trek 5000* -Project Litespeed* -The Italian Job* -Rocky Wedge* -The Canadian Connection*

  11. #11
    Lost in the Black Hills mx_599's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    5,725
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ
    Can Hydro brake hoses be cut to length, or are they factory finished and left as is?
    definitely can be cut. they have removeable and sometimes reuseable fittings

  12. #12
    Senior Member wheelhot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Malaysia
    My Bikes
    Giant Anthem, Polygon Quatro
    Posts
    1,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yes you can cut the brake hose length, but make sure you find some info about cutting hydro brake hose. And damn the new Hope rotor looks sweet

  13. #13
    Elite Rep
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    2,097
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    yes you can cut the brake hose length, but make sure you find some info about cutting hydro brake hose.

    I believe that is Highly Recommended

  14. #14
    Baby it's cold outside... ViperZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    SK, Canada
    My Bikes
    Trek 5000, Rocky Mountain Wedge, GT Karakoram K2, Litespeed Tuscany
    Posts
    7,306
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OK Thanks, thats good know.

    So the (banjos?) hardware/fittings are a universal thing?
    -Trek 5000* -Project Litespeed* -The Italian Job* -Rocky Wedge* -The Canadian Connection*

  15. #15
    Senior Member wheelhot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Malaysia
    My Bikes
    Giant Anthem, Polygon Quatro
    Posts
    1,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    there are a few kinds if im not mistaken, forgot what its called

  16. #16
    Should be riding Bike Lover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    S.E. Michigan
    My Bikes
    C-dale- moutain, Pedal Force RS- Campy Record
    Posts
    1,595
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by blue_neon
    I believe that is Highly Recommended
    Unless you're going to "spin 3's"...
    Regret lasts longer than pain
    My LBS:
    http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...wneonsmall.jpg

  17. #17
    Mad Furyan Quick_Torch C5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    10-a-Sea
    My Bikes
    02 Cannondale Jekyll,06 Santa Cruz Heckler, 06 Specialized Roubaix Pro, 09 Santa Cruz Blur LT2
    Posts
    697
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Lover
    Unless you're going to "spin 3's"...
    Why is going slower harder?

  18. #18
    Long haired freak. wethepeople's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Still stuck in hell.
    My Bikes
    2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
    Posts
    6,280
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Tricks are dumb on mountian bikes, I dont mind doing tables and small stuff like that, but BMX stuff like tailwhips and such are dumb.

    To bad I had to build A urban mountian bike to figure that out.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •