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  • Shimano Disk XT and UP

    6 16.22%
  • Avid Disk Juicy 5 and UP

    23 62.16%
  • Hayes HFX Mag and UP

    8 21.62%
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    Brake Poll

    Which brand do you like the most and why?
    I have only ridden Hayes El Camino and Shimano LX. I love my Hayes but have wondered about Avid disks and High end Shimano disks.
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    Had all three.

    Retired my hayes mags.

    Mistake. They were the best, although only by a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerbee
    Which brand do you like the most and why?
    I have only ridden Hayes El Camino and Shimano LX. I love my Hayes but have wondered about Avid disks and High end Shimano disks.
    out of those choices?

    avid

    why?

    i avoid shimano and hayes products for no particular reason.

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    This isn't as good as your other post.

    I like my XT brakes better than my wife's Juicy 7s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerbee
    Which brand do you like the most and why?
    I have only ridden Hayes El Camino and Shimano LX. I love my Hayes but have wondered about Avid disks and High end Shimano disks.
    When did shimano XT become "High end"?

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    I hate Hayes. I have Juicy 7 now and they are ok. Some friends of mine say Shimano XT is better then Juicy. I think they are about the same. Sorry to all Hayes fans out there but I just hate Hayes. The feel and cheapness of it. I just can't stand it. It makes things easier to setup like huge gaps for pads clearances so there is no drag unlike Hope which really is pain to setup. But then its like a Honda. Good VTEC engine but you need a BMW on the track. Sorry, I don't drive a Civic.

    After all, Avid, Hayes and Shimano makes mid line disc brake. If you are into light weight and racing, you need Magura Marta SL. If you are into downhill, you need AVID BB7 NOT HYDRO JUICY or if you are extream, Hope m4 or m6. Avid BB7 is actually very good.

    All my racer friend either use V brake or Marta SL. DHers I know use BB7.

    I current have Avid Juicy 7 and Hope on one bike, Hope and Magura on another other. Another one with BB7. They are all great. I want to try Shimano when I get a chance and Magura Marta SL when I can afford it.

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    Avid BB7's all the way!
    Why?
    Because they have awesome stopping power and modulation! And I don't have to fool around with the mess and trouble of hydros!

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    Quote Originally Posted by achc
    DHers I know use BB7.

    huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by achc
    ...unlike Hope which really is pain to setup.
    mine were cake to set-up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky_rider
    ...And I don't have to fool around with the mess and trouble of hydros!
    mine have all been very well behaved. i have even reduced the length of all the hoses--trouble free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky_rider
    And I don't have to fool around with the mess and trouble of hydros!
    Good thing we don't apply that wisdom to cars

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    As long as you steer clear of Hayes you will be fine.
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    I use and prefer Magura's. There are plenty of good brands out there, those are just the ones that work best for me.

    *side note - I deleted your duplicate thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor
    Good thing we don't apply that wisdom to cars

    Handbrake, anyone?
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    Hayes for me. If they were juicy 7s then maybe.

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    not a big hayes fan everyone knows hope are the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    mine were cake to set-up!
    My Minis were ok but the M4 is hard

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    The M4's I bled today were very easy to bleed.
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    Brakes suck.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    *side note - I deleted your duplicate thread.
    But that was the GOOD thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falanx
    Handbrake, anyone?
    Hand brakes don't apply a stopping power, it's a holding power and thats why a cable will suffice. Whoever says Hydro's are unreliable have never tried a good pair of hydro's. I never have to touch mine.

    As for my preference, all I've really run is Hayes but I do like Magura's quite a bit.

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    Jag älskar lampan.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    go with v-brakes there a classic and stop like ****! yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard
    Jag älskar lampan.
    This umlaut thing is getting out of hand.

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    BB7's
    All other brakes suck.

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