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    Brakes

    Can someone please tell me a very good mechanical disc brakes (front and rear) that is very cheap, yet it wont sacrafice performance?

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    Only option

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    Yup, aVid are the only Mechanical disc brakes that i would even consider buying...

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    Avid.... Yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Lance
    Can someone please tell me a very good mechanical disc brakes (front and rear) that is very cheap, yet it wont sacrafice performance?
    Avid. Nothing else comes close.

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    Such a variety of responses, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbikerinpa
    Such a variety of responses, huh?
    Unanimous in our unity

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    As rare as that is. This is one time where there is a clear winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    As rare as that is. This is one time where there is a clear winner
    If you do a search through the past threads this is about the ONLY thing that is a clear winner on this entire forum. Save for the fact that we all like bikes.

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    Avid Ball Bearing Seven with 8" rotors for under $200 or under $150 with 6" rotors. go with avids

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    Hmmmmmmm, has anyone said Avid?
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    avid is what unites this forum, some people like triple cranks, some like double. Some swear steel, some swear CF. Hard Tail vs suspension, but they are all equipped with avid

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    (For mech brakes anyway)
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    not one person has mentioned a different brake. doesnt that say something
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    yes, it does say something...im gonna go with just the avid mechanicals, im going to try and get teh 8" rotors...should make a good combination...the regular avids mechancals wiht 8" is about 80-90 bux for one wiht the disc...a good deal

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    Why does everyone here love mechanical discs so much??? do it properly and get some Hope hydros.

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    They don't really, he was asking about mechs. I always recommend hydros if the user asks about the option. I prefer them by far.

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    Which ones do you have on your bike? Have you tried the Avid Juicy 7 Extremes yet? they look ok but ive yet to ride a set.

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    I haven't ridden a set. Equipment is tough to come by in whistler and the price is nuts. So I tend to stick to basics. I have tried hopes and liked them but not the price, I am a hayes user. Good power, good modulation and DANG cheap

    I am trying to get a set from a dealer I know in bellingham, the multi pivot might help my left hand get some more power.

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    also, the brakes that i have on my bioke are qmd "quad." yeah, they really suck for disc brakes, and I believe the pads for them are very diffulcult to find in many options also, avid is the solution

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    Hayes Mech! ...

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    You are....


















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    funny story about hayes mechs. one of my buddies just bought a front one because he wanted to start doing sum trials stuff. when he first got it it was rubbing a bit. so he showed his dad and while he was pointing(the wheel was spinning) he looked away and then he got his finger caught in it. 6 stiches later he was back out bikin again. but ya after he got them to stop rubbing hes never had a problem with them. but i would still say buy an avid

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    I did that once...I was adjusting and my finger slipped. Cut the tip off my finger.

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