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Old 01-09-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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i need new brakes. i want hydraulics but i can't find any good reviews. i've got avid juicy 7 that are about 5-6 years old and i've never been enamored with them. i definitely want to stay in the $300 range for the pair. any suggestions?
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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Check with Mark or Eric Tuesday at the meeting, Mark got a new set of from Clark's that he seems to be happy with. Colors available and comes with extra's. Double check the price, but should be in the range your looking for.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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The new Clarks suck! Magura, or XTR anything that uses mineral oil over DOT. If Magura wil stop my fat ass on 160mm rotors they will stop anyone.. Modulate well, bleed easy.. I think one vendor had some XTR on sale might be able to get close to that let me check.. Avids are fine work just like they always have.. Hayes are just ok, Hopes ans Formula are decent, but they all are DOT..
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Why do you like the oil over the DOT? Is it performance or ease of maintenance?

Also what is considered a good price on a set of brakes?
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:46 PM   #5
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I'm still a fan of my mechanical BB7's.
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I have heard that DOT eats the natural rubber o-rings causing failure. And if that is the case, why couldnt you just take them apart and hit up rubber and specialties and get synthetic o-rings. For that matter, couldnt you just run mineral oil, a Hydraulic medium is a hydraulic medium? Pops wanna put your 2 cents into this?
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:55 PM   #7
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i would prefer mineral oil but i'm not hard core about it. i think mineral oil is biodegradable whereas a lot of dot stuff isn't except for maybe the silicone stuff. the price is all over the place. $300 seems reasonable to me for hydraulics since the bb7 were about $100 a piece. i liked the bb7 but the hydraulics have been mostly maintenance free. after last year's mud fest at ididaride and the last rainy trip to oak mountain, i'm sticking with hydraulics.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:58 PM   #8
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the dot stuff is sometimes a paint remover so you have to be careful. as far as replacing dot fluids with mineral oil, i'm guessing they pay those mechanical engineers a lot of money for a reason and my dumb ass isn't going to second guess them.
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DOT brake fluid is the best paint stripper I have found. My gut feeling is any system should do ok on mineral oil. Me, I will only use hydraulic brakes, and only with mineral oil. That does narrow your option on brands. I like XTR brakes, the pads load from the top! It takes only a short time to change pads. Another nice feature, the Shimano brake is "open system". It bleeds just like your car does.
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Dot like everyone said eats paint. More of a maintainence issue.
If you got dot any of the avid products are ok. Juicy 7 ,ultimates or the elixers.
XTR and Magura have self centering caliper pistons and avids have a pad adjustment
dial. The pads are easier to change in Magura.
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I've had the Formula Oro Biancos for 3 yrs now and have been pleased with them (Much better than the Avid Juicy 5s that I had before). Good stopping power and maintenance free other than changing brake pads (they are top-loading pads too). I do need to repaint the mounting bracket because some brake fluid got on it and ate the paint. I've ridden the Magura's though and really liked the feel of them. Was a bit disappointed in the XT brakes that came on Melanie's bike. They seem to be lacking in stopping power, but I also have a friend that uses XTs and he swears by them. He says I just need to change the pad to organic and they'll have more than enough power.

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Mechanical's don't leak, eat paint and with the right cables, are smooth as butter.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:46 AM   #14
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brakes arrived but missing the adapter for tab mounted front brake for 180mm disc. i put a 160mm disc on and it works. anyone got a tab adapter?
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