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    Disc Brake Shootout

    Who makes the best hydraulic disc brakes, for a 4 inch full suspension 4x/trailbike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by COWBOYCRAMER
    Who makes the best hydraulic disc brakes, for a 4 inch full suspension 4x/trailbike?
    this question is going to go nowhere. they all have their good brakes. i don't like hayes for the same reason i don't like fords. basically no good reason.

    but since i can't resist, are you going for price? ...then show me a better brake than juicy 5's that are currently being discounted at various retailers.

    if price no object? hopes are always a player.

    by the way, can you tell what two brakes i own?

    yup, hope and avid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COWBOYCRAMER
    Who makes the best hydraulic disc brakes, for a 4 inch full suspension 4x/trailbike?
    I thought you used a road bike for for trail riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine
    I thought you used a road bike for for trail riding?
    No he was only commuting and hucking the stairgaps and such.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Oh too funny!!! Actually I'm looking for disc brakes for my 4 inch razor skooter. That's the roady I ride. Now it makes more sense why I do drops on it huh?

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    ive got slightly more travel than you do but i have a juicy 7 in the frond and a hayes nine in the rear.... the juicy has great modulation and since i have a 203 it stops very well when needed. the hayes is helpful when you really need to stop quick... its like a switch it is either off or on full force a great stopping power

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    ^ Are you saying Hayes 9s has more stopping power than Juicy 7s!

    Are you on drugs??!!!
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    no not a chance the juicys have way more stopping power especially with an 8 inch rotor but they have more modualtion (good) and the hayes dont the just tend to lock up the rear tire (bad)

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    you have a weird bike levers dude, front juicy and rear hayes. Thats the first I heard. Hmm I still prefer Avid over Hayes, Avid modulate really well. Havent tried Hope, but Im pretty sure their brakes would be able to modulate longer then Avid because of their rotors.

    Well there is this place called Penang Hill, its only 5 km paved road but its very steep and only 4 wheel drive cars could go up, I went downhill with a 4 inch rotor without stopping and my Avid lose its modulation at around 4km. The last 1km was scary because its a very steep downhill and sharp turns, and I can feel that there is no more braking power, thank god I managed to finish it without crashing.

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    I'd imagine all brakes with a small rotor would fade in those conditions WH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    Hmm I still prefer Avid over Hayes, Avid modulate really well. Havent tried Hope, but Im pretty sure their brakes would be able to modulate longer then Avid because of their rotors.

    I went downhill with a 4 inch rotor without stopping and my Avid lose its modulation at around 4km.
    You don't understand what brake modulation means, yet you still let idiocy ooze from your keyboard into the forum.

    I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    Well there is this place called Penang Hill, its only 5 km paved road but its very steep and only 4 wheel drive cars could go up, I went downhill with a 4 inch rotor without stopping and my Avid lose its modulation at around 4km. The last 1km was scary because its a very steep downhill and sharp turns, and I can feel that there is no more braking power, thank god I managed to finish it without crashing.
    I don't believe I have ever seen a bike with four inch rotors. No wonder they wouldn't stop or modulate very well!
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    I don't believe I have ever seen a bike with four inch rotors. No wonder they wouldn't stop or modulate very well!
    I was wondering the same thing myself, but didn't have the heart to ask.
    2006 Marin Pine Mountain FX

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    One time I ate too much Mexican food and ended up modulating all night.
    First Class Jerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    One time I ate too much Mexican food and ended up modulating all night.
    . . . And here I thought that's what Charlie Rose did on his PBS show: modulate discussions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    One time I ate too much Mexican food and ended up modulating all night.
    Bwaahhahahahaha!
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    I forgot what size is my rotors, isnt it 160mm? or 150mm?

    okay, im mistaken, modulation is brake pads which is clamping the rotor and by stroking the lever further, additional brake power will be generated. What I should use is Fade or in more detail, friction material fade in my case.

    edit: oh okay thanks free_pizza, 6 inch rotor, I always forget my disc rotor size.
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    25.4mm in an inch, 160/25.4 = 6.299 (so 6")

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    I always forget my disc rotor size.
    Thats why we always come to you with our brake related questions. You're an expert!

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    I didnt say Im a expert, Im just telling what happens

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    Just joshing with ya. Settle.

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    juicy fives are the best peformance for the money.

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    you know what, its very rude of you posting a tombstone gastro. Whats wrong with telling what happen. Its a experience. Damn some of you guys are weirdos. At least im being honest by telling im not a expert.

    Just joshing with ya. Settle.
    oh okay, just I dont want some people to get it wrong.

    Seriously, dont post the tombstone pic about me anymore, Its really rude

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    So back on track here...

    I am a big fan of Shimano Saints and Avid Juicy 7s, the two brakes have two completely different feels but I love them both.
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