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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Minesbroken View Post
    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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    Oh wait....yes they have click here
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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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    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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    I was just kiddin'

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    whatever, its a cool slogan type thing, and its actual true for me, so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumba View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumba View Post
    Mechanical in the front, Hydraulic in the rear.

    Right, everyone?
    Heh, heh... Liquor in the front, poker in the rear.

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    i like poker
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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 it´s the lightest disc brake (335 gr front) and very cheap, more less is 160 euros the pair. I´m still waiting those brakes, i don´t know if they are powerfull or not (some friends told me yes) and are shimano compatible.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madjh8 View Post
    i don´t know if they are powerfull or not but are shimano compatible.
    Which part of the brake is shimano compatible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erhan View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumba View Post
    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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