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Old 04-18-08, 10:51 PM
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upgrade to hydraulic

i have a norco ryde ( 2007 ) and it has disc brakes ( not too sure what brand/model ) they aren't all that responsive and i was thinking about getting hydraulic brakes. is there an easier way to get them more responsive than buying a new set of brakes?
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Old 04-18-08, 11:09 PM
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i have a norco ryde ( 2007 ) and it has disc brakes ( not too sure what brand/model ) they aren't all that responsive and i was thinking about getting hydraulic brakes. is there an easier way to get them more responsive than buying a new set of brakes?
Adjust your lever's barrel adjusters. This makes the lever engage faster and grab the brakes sooner.
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Old 04-19-08, 08:23 AM
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Good cables can help. If you don't want to splurge for the fancy Teflon lined type, get some Shimano XT cables and spritz some chain lube in them.
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Your symptoms are a bit vague. No doubt proper adjustment or a new set of cables will make a huge difference.
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