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Old 12-10-06, 07:05 PM   #1
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I Need To Stop!!!

so i need new brakes. what do ya'll think about the hope mono mini? i ride xc to aggressive xc and weigh around 165 lbs. are hydraulic brakes necesary? will they make a noticable difference? should i just upgrade my mechanical discs to some BB7s since pricepoint is having such great deals? thanks a lot for everyone input! go ski, it's winter!
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hmm, AMB has written bout hydro brakes during the past months, I believe it states that Hope Mono Mini gives you the juice for XC. While Avid Juicy's give you juice for everything XC - Downhill
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very interesting. brakes are so damn expensive. i wish they just grew on trees! i'll search the archives. much thanks for the input!
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Go for bb7 superb stopping power and less expensive
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werd. i was thinking that myself. and you can get a pair for like $120. what a steal! how do the BB7s rank in the weight category?
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werd. i was thinking that myself. and you can get a pair for like $120. what a steal! how do the BB7s rank in the weight category?
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Hydros should weight lighter then mechanical because hydros has less components in it
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so i need new brakes. what do ya'll think about the hope mono mini? i ride xc to aggressive xc and weigh around 165 lbs. are hydraulic brakes necesary? will they make a noticable difference? should i just upgrade my mechanical discs to some BB7s since pricepoint is having such great deals? thanks a lot for everyone input! go ski, it's winter!
Hydo brakes are AWESOME! Hope minis are GREAT brakes, but are harder to find and probably more $$ than Avid's. I run the hope minis(becuase I bought the bike that way, lucky me ), but if I had to buy the brakes separately, I'd prolly run Avid BB7's, they are going cheap right now and they work great!(but heavier than Hopes if youre a WW!)
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im a WW!!!
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Then you need to get some Hope brakes! THEY ARE LIGHT!
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yeah, but I love the looks of Magura Levers, Love Hope's new brake rotors though
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yeah, but I love the looks of Magura Levers, Love Hope's new brake rotors though
well, I cant argue with you there!
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