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    Want Some Better Brakes

    I really want some better brakes. Should I buy bigger brake pads? Can I install disk brakes on a Diamondback coil 04? I hear disc brakes are extremely fragile and delicate. Someone told me that if a twig gets stuck in disc brakes then the will bend, Is this true? Will discs fit on my diamondback? and if they do, what type of brakes do you guys recomend? If discs don't fit then what kind of calipers/pads should I get? Lets just say I have 200 dollars? Maybe 300.

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    Disc, i'm almost certain they'd fit. Avid Mechs are good. No twig will break disc brakes. Whoever told you that has no clue. Yeah can get a set for about $200 I think. Of avids that is. Why still of riding do you do?

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    Hold on, my fork doesn't have the little notch to mount the discs will they still work? Sry for double posting.

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    Nope. What bike are you riding?

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    Supergo.com has a really good deal on Hayes Hydraulics...like $150

    Although you do need a fork with mounting points. I don't know what fork you have but maybe you could swap the lowers from another fork with mounts on? A lot of forks are made in disc and non-disc versions. You can use an adapter for the rear brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnbike247365
    I really want some better brakes. Should I buy bigger brake pads? Can I install disk brakes on a Diamondback coil 04? I hear disc brakes are extremely fragile and delicate. Someone told me that if a twig gets stuck in disc brakes then the will bend, Is this true? Will discs fit on my diamondback? and if they do, what type of brakes do you guys recomend? If discs don't fit then what kind of calipers/pads should I get? Lets just say I have 200 dollars? Maybe 300.
    Wow who told you discs are delicate? There is a reason dhillers and freerides use them exclusively...I have had this happen and the twig gets cut quite welll into tinder (good survival technique if you are stuck without a axe)

    If you fork has a mount and your frame has a mount you will be fine. But I don't have the energy to research the bike for you. The website will have the type of fork. Post that and we can tell you more

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    Remember Mael he's the guy with the 10 pound DB Coil so his discs may be that fragile.

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    I just can't see a disc break being weak, flexible, and fragile unless it has the name "Tektro" stamped on it...

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    tektro?
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    Tektro is a low-end brake manufacturer that most of those $400 disc brake bikes you'll see will have on them. Avoid them like the plague. You could have just googled it and found it more quickly than your lame one-word post

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    dude go to bed or something you're being a horses rear again yeEEEEEE! bike comes tomorrow
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    I have Tektro's on my BMX bike. Lemme tell you, they DO NOT work. Maybe i'm being unfair. I'm compairing them to my hayes Mags. LOL

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    HAhaha. My gf has tekro v's and they are outstanding for stopping power. They are definately considered low end but I can stop on a time and do trials moves with them including nose hops...they are way better than the hays mechs I used to have and for power on a flat section would be equal with my hayes. No real modulation though, stop or go

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    The Hardrock Comp Disc has Tektros on it. My LBS had one and I was riding it around the parking lot before I had them order my Pro Disc... I wasn't that impressed with them; they didn't really stop that much better than my old Avid V-brakes I had on my old bike.

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    How much money do you have?

    please do not say $11.......

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    hahahhahaa.......i think he has $13 now

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    Well, $11 would buy some pretty nice brake pads!

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    It would buy A hayes disc brake pad.

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    He said in his post "let's just say I had 200, maybe 300" which I would figure means "let's pretend I actually have money and a mountain bike and would actually every buy anything for a mountain bike that I own".

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    I have 27 now, just saving though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnbike247365
    I have 27 now, just saving though.
    Couple more bucks and you can afford this.



    Last edited by Raiyn; 11-01-04 at 03:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Ccouple more bucks and you can afford this.




    HOW DARE YOU SNEAK INTO MY HOUSE AND TAKE PICTURES OF MY FINE CHINA!

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    it feels like your humilating me, stop guys its not cool.

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    For $300 you can get some Hayes hydrolic discs. But, earlier on you mentioned that your fork did not have disc tabs? If your fork isn't disc compatible your going to have to get a new fork and then possibly wheels(or atleast disc compatible hubs) and then you can get the disc brakes.

    You can get a decent fork for $300, if I remember correctly your going to XC racing? Personally I recommend Fox and Marzocchi forks. However the Fox forks aren't going to be ~$300 unless you buy used(which is fine, just make sure the fork is in good condition) So I would recommend you look for a '03 model marzocchi fork on clearance. Or if you can't find a marzocchi you like I would recommend manitou and then Rock Shox. Of course I have only used a RS Judy TT and am comparing it to the Manitou Black Platinum so it's not a fair comparison, oh well.

    speaking of manitou cue Raiyn's "manipoo" comment riiiight about......now......

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    I am kinda looking for some brake pads, since I can't get discs I need better pads. Can Someone Help? I've got a really good lbs and I think they'd have them. Should I get like some better calipers? Cables? Levers? These promax are like gone with having the bike a month and 2 weeks crappy promaxes, also are there any pads that I won't have to clean the rims because that black grime builds up and I hate it, I had to scrub my rims like every two days to keep them clean. Please help.

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