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Better Brakes?

Old 07-04-13, 04:03 PM
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Better Brakes?

Just after a little bit on info on how these compare and what would be "better".

Tektro HDC300 Hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors

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Shimano BR-M446 Hydraulic Disc Brake: SM-RT30 160mm Front & Rear Centerlock Rotors
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Old 07-04-13, 05:35 PM
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I can't recommend one over the other, but just as a point to consider, are you convinced you need discs? They work fine, but they're expensive and for the riding most people do, they're overkill. My friends who've swapped to discs generally haven't been impressed, and my short rides on borrowed bikes don't show me much. A decent set of aftermarket pads and careful setup of conventional brakes might surprise you.
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Old 07-04-13, 06:19 PM
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I have ELIXER 9 Hydraulic brakes on my new Motobecane FS, 29r Mtn bike. I find that I can make it down rough, rocky trails much better now without being thrown out of the saddle or having to leave the trail as compared to the two disk brakes on my Giant Yukon that don't slow the bike down soon enough. Elixer 9 is the latest version of Elixer.
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Old 07-04-13, 07:11 PM
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Better for what? commuting or steep mountain descents.?

You got centerlock hubs ?, that should decide that..

Avid's are good, QBP stocks a lot of small parts for those..

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Old 07-05-13, 04:00 PM
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Sorry maybe my question wasn't as broad as it should have been, I'm trying to compare A HOY Shizouka .001 and a Felt QX80D if you look on somewhere like evans cycles they give a full breakdown. Im trying to decide what one to buy.
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