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    Identify Brakes.....

    Can someone tell me what kind of brakes these are?
    http://www.pinkbike.com/modules/phot...w&image=396485

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    looks like hydraulic rim brakes

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    The description on the photo says they are Magura HS33...hydraulic rim brakes.

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    Magura HS 33's indeed.

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    Used alot in britain by trials riders, dont ask me why, dont know if they fade as much as some hydro discs do, maybe thats why they are used...

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    They're a strong brake. In their day they were often refered to as "rim crushers".

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    I would imagine it would really kill your rims, its overkill if you ask me.

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    I'd say that's about as close as you're going to get to disc stopping power in a rim brake.

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    it works well for trials because disc get put uder so much tourque that they kill wheel sets. these dont

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    plus as much as they use the brakes, it has to reduce hand pains. They don't have to squeeze the levers as hard, I would think.

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    I have a cable V brakes, it really doenst take much effort to stop myself. Of coruse in my area there are not many huge hills

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    it's not the stopping that I was really talking about... I was referring to locking the wheels and keeping them locked. The hydros take less lever effort than mechs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryogenic
    it's not the stopping that I was really talking about... I was referring to locking the wheels and keeping them locked. The hydros take less lever effort than mechs.
    *nods in agreement*
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    thats true, ive personally never used hydro anything for brakes. Its just not needed for my area. Ide be afraid that i would accidently pull it down and flip over the bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    thats true, ive personally never used hydro anything for brakes. Its just not needed for my area. Ide be afraid that i would accidently pull it down and flip over the bars
    I barely have to pull back on mine to stop me, it's such a fluid motion
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    Nah, it's not that bad.. I've ridden a bike with Juicy 7's and my friend's bike with the HFX-9's and it's just a different feeling than a mechanical lever. It's like pulling back into a stiff sponge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryogenic
    Nah, it's not that bad.. I've ridden a bike with Juicy 7's and my friend's bike with the HFX-9's and it's just a different feeling than a mechanical lever. It's like pulling back into a stiff sponge.
    Flipping a bike...you'd have to YANK on them hardcore.
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    I have two bikes (K2's) with these. Actually one has the Magura HS-22 (yellow), and the other has the HS-33 (red). Work very well for a rim brake, but don't stay as clean as discs, so go figure....

    They were the best of the best in their day. Part of the reason my '97 K2 Beast's MSRP was $1875. That was damn near 10 years ago my friends....

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