Each Drop of Sweat Counts
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Iwakuni Japan
Bikes: MASI Speciale Road, Specialized Rockhopper 29'er, Dahon Jetstream XP, Dahon Speed P8, Dahon Speed TR, Dahon Speed TT, Ignio Folding bike
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Need a new disc brake for Giant XTC-850
Best I can tell I have a Hayes MX-1 on the bike.
The rear disc brake just slows me and doesn't really stop me. I changed the pads as the old pads looked kind of like they were beginning to fall apart although they didn't have much wear and more of the same. Slows but not really stops.
I downloaded the manual for the MX-1 and I can follow directions and do what it says but it still never seems to stop, just slows.
I cleaned the snot out of everything with Isopropyl Alcohol and it's tighter but not enough to suit me. Also it looks like the cable tightening point is hosed. It seems to hold the cable but it acts like it's stripped. I can neither tighten nor remove it. The cable is not slipping when the lever is pulled.
Okay. I give up on this disc brake. I no longer love nor trust it. Even if I get it right it's in the back of my mind hammering down some half clay half coral downhill here in Okinawa Japan. Coral hurts.
I'm looking at Avid BB7 brakes. Just in the rear for now. Any gotchas I need to know about? I can use the same levers and all, correct?
By the way mine are 6" rotors.