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General Chat Thread, Recommend me a bike! in General; Originally Posted by rolfea No, Disc brakes are great if you do lots of wet riding or stuff that contains ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolfea View Post
    No, Disc brakes are great if you do lots of wet riding or stuff that contains mud, the wet and mud will hardly hinder disc brakes, not sure why but know this through experience. Also a wheel can flex alot when doing alot of hard riding (you probably won't notice it though) and weak wheels will buckle. Disc brakes wouldn't be effected by this due to being attached to the hub. V Brakes will start rubbing and will cause aload of fuss if you buckle your wheel

    V Brakes are alot easier to tune though, can get them exactly where you want with the amount of pull on the lever exactly how you want it, and it so easy I learn't how to do it at the age of 12 or something.

    Disc brakes tend to be abit more tricky to tune, but it's still possible and will have less problems in the long run.

    Disc pads and maintenance I found tends to be more expensive too. But then I splashed out not long ago on some Hope Mini Mono Hydo's so I'm sorted for a long time
    Yeah, I know why they're better. But you have to spend money on them... I had some cheap ones and they were poo. Whereas even some cheap v-brakes still perform well.

    Let's face it, it's not like he's doing downhill or anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Let's face it, it's not like he's doing downhill or anything!
    He could do! haha Some friends of mine grew up doing DH on Hardrocks.. where as I had my little Saracen X-ile

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    lol no the thought of hitting a tree at 30mph puts me off the idea of downhill, well for now at least, i tend to get roped in to things from time to time. thanks for help ill be probs firing more questions up near xmas about disc breaks.

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    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=31594

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    Hope Mini X2 Pink Rear Brake | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com


    These are actually the brakes I have, except I have the normal ones which aren't pink.
    Well.. my front disc is pink with the flowers, but I don't have the pink caliper.

    But yes, dirt cheap don't you think

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    Hope disk brakes on my bike, and for me these have been the best.

    Hope Tech M4 Front Brake | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

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    never had Hydraulic breaks before, seem like a pain to repair, v breaks have to be the easiest thing on a bike to fix so will have to swat up on disc breaks before i change

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEO View Post
    Hope disk brakes on my bike, and for me these have been the best.

    Hope Tech M4 Front Brake | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com
    M4 would be waaayyy to big for my lil hard tail.
    Got Hayers Stroker Trails on my Stinky though, they're wonderful!

    Quote Originally Posted by stu View Post
    never had Hydraulic breaks before, seem like a pain to repair, v breaks have to be the easiest thing on a bike to fix so will have to swat up on disc breaks before i change
    Never had a problem with my Hydro disc brakes. Every now and then (like every 9 months?) they might need bleeding, but I get my local bike shop to do that. Costs a fiver!

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    Another quick Hydro tip, as we're on the subject, if you find you have a lot of air in your hoses, and your brake levers pull right back to the grip when you pull them... before bleeding them straight away, cable tie them as far back (as close to the bar) as you can and leave if for a night.

    For some reason it makes it all better.. unless they actually need bleeding then it won't change alot

    But it's always worth a try

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    30mph?

    That's not downhill. That's "slight incline"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    30mph?

    That's not downhill. That's "slight incline"
    i was hoping the reason for the crash would be insufficient breaking not going at it full bore :P

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    Good point

    I don't get any of this off road stuff anyway. Give me a road bike and I'm happy

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    rofl was considering getting a mirror because some cars don't account for the fact if they need to pull out for a car and you need to pull out for a car they cant over take you unless they pull out further, i look to my right to ensure im not about to plough into the side of one after that its there careless driving

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    How about this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by KWestos View Post
    How about this:
    are you suggesting someone should ride that? because with all the swine flu going around, I don't really want to try my luck with catching something else



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