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Old 08-20-07, 08:33 PM   #1
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Mechanicle or Hydro Disc Brakes?

hey, im building a bike and im making a parts list. i was wondering what the pros and cons are of mechanicle and Hydraulic disc brakes. i know that hydros have more braking power but cost more. id like Hayes ones too. suggestions and such please.
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I think you need drum brakes.

P.S. I suggest you run a search on Mechanical / Hydraulic and then prepare yourself for a tidalwave of crap that will soon come your way via this thread which has been hashed and re-hashed enough to become a sticky...or so it seems.
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I don't think anyone has ever asked this before...
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I don't think anyone has ever asked this before...
Oh yeah...I forgot. I was thinking about dually vs. hardtail.
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Well if your buying a bike pre built you pretty much end up with hydro if you spend over 1500... I really don't want hydro, but that's probably what will come with a decent FS rig.

If I was building, cable discs are my choice
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I wouldn't worry about it so much personally...buy a bike and ride it...you will know what you want to change when you ride for awhile. You will develop a riding style and enhance your bike to your personal liking. mechanical and hydrolic will both stop the bike just fine.
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You can build a bike but you will probably spend alot more money then if you had bought a whole bike. Trust me I learned from painful personal experience.
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Old 08-20-07, 09:11 PM   #10
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i know u waste some time and money building, but i want my own bike, something i know no one else has.

and yes, Live to Ride, Ride to Live. its true, ands its on my Norco sticker
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Old 08-20-07, 09:33 PM   #12
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whatever, its a cool slogan type thing, and its actual true for me, so...
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Mechanical in the front, Hydraulic in the rear.

Right, everyone?
Here I thought it was mechanical up where the sun doesn't shine, and hydro's on the bike.
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go with bb7's they work extremely well, especially with compressionless cables and housing
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Old 08-20-07, 09:45 PM   #15
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sweet, my friend suggested thos, im thinking Avid BB7, or Hayes MX-2. they dont cost too much, and also if i like then i can upgrade to hydros later i guess, and i can always switch back, i just like the smoothness of the hydros (ive ridden my friends bike a couple times...)
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not mx-2s they are good but the bb7s are better, i have had both on the same bike with the same cables and they are not as good as the 7's. i have hydros, they are not very good but i don't really notice a difference between them and my bb7s
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thanks for the help, i think ill get the BB7 cuz they sound good and my friend and i have so many parts in common on our builds, and we made the lists seperatly, so we just like the same stuff
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Mechanical in the front, Hydraulic in the rear.

Right, everyone?
Heh, heh... Liquor in the front, poker in the rear.
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Old 08-21-07, 06:19 AM   #19
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Brakes are for sissies!
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I run 8 inch hydro's, for downhill.
But......


I only brake so i get to accelarate all over again.
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If you want a good brake, buy this hygia. I bought in taiwan and itīs the lightest disc brake (335 gr front) and very cheap, more less is 160 euros the pair. Iīm still waiting those brakes, i donīt know if they are powerfull or not (some friends told me yes) and are shimano compatible.


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i donīt know if they are powerfull or not but are shimano compatible.
Which part of the brake is shimano compatible?
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Which part of the brake is shimano compatible?
The brake shoes, you can put the shimano or the kool stop compatible (that told me the salesman)
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Mechanical in the front, Hydraulic in the rear.

Right, everyone?
I like it! cuz' everyones knos u only supposed to break the bac whel
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