View Single Post
Old 12-14-12, 10:11 PM
  #2  
chriskmurray
Senior Member
 
chriskmurray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 1,134

Bikes: Borealis Echo, Ground Up Designs Ti Cross bike, Xtracycle, GT mod trials bike, pixie race machine

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hydraulic disc brakes would be great on a dummy, the long cable run would no longer be an issue other than finding a hose long enough. Worst case you can buy goodridge brake hose in bulk length, probably a few other brands as well because the hose that comes with the brakes will not be long enough to reach on the rear.

I would strongly recommend staying away from any of the Avid hydro brakes that use their tapperbore system (new codes and elixars) as they seem to need to be bled every few months. Even the guys at SRAM do not hesitate to admit they have issues they can not get worked out completely.

Shimano brakes seem to be consistently good, especially from the Deore level on up and those are the brakes I recommend to nearly everyone.
chriskmurray is offline