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Old 10-15-07, 06:43 PM   #1
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Quiz: Which of the following methods will improve hydro disc brake performance?

Read over and carefully think about each answer.


A) After Market Levers
B) After Market Hose
C) Different Pad compounds
D) None of them improve anything.
E)It's a giant, it doesn't need improvement.

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Don't see tires for any of the choices.
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Don't see tires for any of the choices.
that was my way of implicitly saying D. You don't strike me as the fanboy type, so E gets shot.
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could it be C...(?)
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Wouldn't A, B, and C all improve them slightly, well that is if they are replaced for better ones.
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Wouldn't A, B, and C all improve them slightly, well that is if they are replaced for better ones.
Depends how you define performance. I'm sure that you could basically brake quickly with any half-decent system out there when you have a strong grip.

The ambiguous nature of the question (ie. what is performance) leads me to the assertion that the correct answer is D
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Depends how you define performance. I'm sure that you could basically brake quickly with any half-decent system out there when you have a strong grip.

The ambiguous nature of the question (ie. what is performance) leads me to the assertion that the correct answer is D
A strong grip does not equal better braking performance.
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A strong grip does not equal better braking performance.
See? There we go again. "Better braking performance". What does "Better braking performance mean"?
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Do you even have hydro's? Do you even have a set of disc brakes?

Better Braking Performance does not have a single thing to do with what you do to get it it to stop, that's braking technique.

Better Braking Perfomance: Small parts that can be changed to improve the brakes overall performance.
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Do you even have hydro's? Do you even have a set of disc brakes?

Better Braking Performance does not have a single thing to do with what you do to get it it to stop, that's braking technique.

Better Braking Perfomance: Small parts that can be changed to improve the brakes overall performance.
Overall brake performance? What do you mean? Power? Modulation? You could be talking about how ergodynamic the levers are for all we know.

I'll be awaiting the answer, and your explanation for it. Might be interesting.
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I would say all. And I'm sure you will say that it is not all, but who really cares. It's all personal opinion, if someone thinks a better feeling lever will improve their brakes performance, I'm not gonna argue with them.

Kind of stupid thread in my opinion...
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It is kind of stupid, but at least it isn't another sram vs shimano thread.
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Better Braking Perfomance: Small parts that can be changed to improve the brakes overall performance.
How do new parts become necessary for Better Braking Performance? Couldn't bleeding help performance without adding new parts? Don't people learn in grade school that it doesn't really work to use the term in the definition?
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It is kind of stupid, but at least it isn't another sram vs shimano thread.
Yeah, but still somewhat intriguing. A thread I would like to see is which of the driveline components most affect shifting performance (derailleur, cassette, chain, cables, shifters, etc)
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Better Braking Perfomance: Small parts that can be changed to improve the brakes overall performance.
How do new parts become necessary for Better Braking Performance? Couldn't bleeding help performance without adding new parts? Don't people learn in grade school that it doesn't really work to use the term in the definition?
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The term was not used, where are you looking?
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as a moderator, can you edit the typo in this thread title?
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He can but he's purposefully doing it to drive you nuts

How's AZ, MX?
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How's AZ, MX?
it has been great. just trying to get my time organized. trying to get the weight lifting in...if nothing else, a couple times a week. i have a pretty good idea of what i am doing so i can usually make it work. it's not optimal though. i still need to get my mtb bikes a little more thorn proof for out here. still haven't really decided what measures i will take.

i am buying some really nice new lupine lights that just came out. this will help my darkness falls problem. i already bought a cool dinotte rear red "brake" light.

i am incredibly excited about the guru geneo bike i am going to build in a couple months

oh, i didn't forget about about the mx pictures. i can't wait to show you sometime. problem is they were taken before digital was prevalent so i need to scan them. i am waiting for the chance to get use of a good scanner. i should have southwick, unadilla, broome-tioga, budds creek, steele city, raceway park, and loretta lynn's pics. i think anyway...we usually bought some when the guy taking pics would come to the events
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Lever changes hand and finger positions, making it more comfortable and possibly giving you more control.

Aftermarket hose? Not sure, but there has to be a reason Goodridge lines and hardware are so expensive, possibly decrease line inflation/expansion and flex? This is my best bet.

Pad compounds, softer=stopping power=less pad life, harder=less stopping=more life=more heat, it's all up to the rider in what his opinion of performance is.

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Aftermarket hose? Not sure, but there has to be a reason Goodridge lines and hardware are so expensive, possibly decrease line inflation/expansion and flex? This is my best bet.
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A = different levers can change the leverage needed to apply the brakes.

B = Cheap lines can swell and possible cause brake fade when heated up.

C = Pad material can certainly change things going from cintered, to organic, to metallic, etc, etc.

So I'm going with A, B and C as they all can improve performance.
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Better Braking Perfomance: Small parts that can be changed to improve* (synonym, doesn't clarify meaning any further) the brakes* overall performance*.
Better Braking Performance= improved performance for your brakes. Great definition!
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properly bedding in the pads is #1
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