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Old 01-20-06, 02:19 PM
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best mechanical disc brakes

which one do you think is the best ? ill go for the avid bb7
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Old 01-20-06, 02:26 PM
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BB7's all the way.
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Old 01-20-06, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by MattP.
BB7's all the way.
Oi.
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Old 01-20-06, 03:20 PM
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i think most everyone will say bb7s are the best.

made better with avid ultimate levers
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Old 01-20-06, 03:25 PM
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Yeah, I don't think you will get many (if any) opinions against the BB7.

A more interesting question would be "which are the best hydraulic brakes?"
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Old 01-20-06, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by never
A more interesting question would be "which are the best hydraulic brakes?"
where is mx599???

i have never ridden hopes, but hear/read that there isnt much that comes close.

although there is an italian brand called formula that is slowly comming into this country and reveiws say they are nothing but top notch brakes.
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Old 01-20-06, 03:40 PM
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I like the look of the juicy 7's
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Old 01-20-06, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by zx108
although there is an italian brand called formula that is slowly comming into this country and reveiws say they are nothing but top notch brakes.
Formula was the first mtb disk brake company - they've been around since the early 90's.
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Originally Posted by zx108

although there is an italian brand called formula that is slowly comming into this country and reveiws say they are nothing but top notch brakes.
they make wheelsets too
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Old 01-20-06, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Flak
I like the look of the juicy 7's
I like how they work too!!
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This question has been posed too many times. BB7, everyone knows it.
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Old 01-20-06, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by eXistenZ
which one do you think is the best ? ill go for the avid bb7
The old venerable favorite is the BB7 (as everyone else has mentioned). The new contender is the IRD dual banger which does NOT have a fixed pad. They've gotten VERY good reviews and are cost competitive with the BB7.
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Old 01-20-06, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by eXistenZ
which one do you think is the best ? ill go for the avid bb7
why wouldn't you get Juicy 5s?? they're not that much more...plus they are juicy
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Old 01-20-06, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by zx108
where is mx599???

i have never ridden hopes, but hear/read that there isnt much that comes close.

although there is an italian brand called formula that is slowly comming into this country and reveiws say they are nothing but top notch brakes.


my Hopes have been great for ME...but i don't want to go blowing smoke up posters' a$$es and say they're the best. i see a lot of people ***** about them as well. however, i am inclined to think they don't know how to set them up properly from the beginning. i took preventative maintenance steps with mine before i ever put a mile on the rotors. they have hardly squeaked at all.

i do want to broaden my horizons with another brand on my next bike...but i might cop out and go with more Hopes. zx108 really likes his Hayes. i have to look into them more. i am leaning towards Juicy 5s right now.

I was looking at the Magura line ...but i don't think i like the looks of the lever/master cylinder.
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Whats the difference between the juicy 5's and 7's?
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Old 01-20-06, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by gastro
Formula was the first mtb disk brake company - they've been around since the early 90's.

might be right, but....

i think amp and mountain cycle both had disc stuff out a bit earlier. though you had to use them on their frames and forks.....
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Old 01-20-06, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Flak
Whats the difference between the juicy 5's and 7's?
the thumb wheel on the perch to adjust the distance of your levers from the bar. i don't like it so that is why i would get the 5s. works out good for me!!
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Old 01-20-06, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by scrublover
might be right, but....

i think amp and mountain cycle both had disc stuff out a bit earlier. though you had to use them on their frames and forks.....
That claim came straight off the Formula webpage, FWIW.

And if my questionable memory serves, the MC brakes were made by Formula.

I had forgotten about the AMPs, though.
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Imagine if Hope made a mechanical? My votes on Avid BB7's.
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Originally Posted by sS-bEn
Imagine if Hope made a mechanical? My votes on Avid BB7's.
Hope understands that hydraulic is the way to go
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Old 01-20-06, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by mx_599
was looking at the Magura line ...but i don't think i like the looks of the lever/master cylinder.
i thought i was the only one. i dont like the magura levers. (the look)(not the feel, for the price they better feel nice)
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Old 01-20-06, 10:16 PM
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I have the Magura Marta SLs on my Rockhopper. The levers feel awesome and the bike stops great...I'm very happy with them. From the side profile, the reservoir looks a little thick but I rarely see that angle so I can live with it!
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Old 01-20-06, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by never
I have the Magura Marta SLs on my Rockhopper. The levers feel awesome and the bike stops great...I'm very happy with them. From the side profile, the reservoir looks a little thick but I rarely see that angle so I can live with it!
so you're happy with them?? i don't doubt they are nice...magura is a good name. i am sure the design is good as well. like ZX said....for me it was more like the looks. it seemed like the master cylinder is positioned funny. i will still consider them though.

i like how they named some of their models with women's names.....hot!! cause like Judy at rock shox and i go way back...
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Old 01-20-06, 11:19 PM
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Yeah, I like wrapping my hands around Marta and giving a good squeeze! I wonder if Louise feels any good?
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Originally Posted by free_pizza
they make wheelsets too

the italian brake company and the other company that make wheels: not the same company.
the wheel company is taiwan based.
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