Thanks for the come back, I have no brakes at this time, I bought the frame off here. I am building the bike to compete in a cancer charity run to get companies to donate dollars per miniute I go under the regular time for this trail, and im 52 yrs young, they will think I am not going to be that fast, ha ha are they wrong. And no I do not take a penny for my self.:thumbsup:XSL_WiLL said:Cheapest way is to upgrade the master cylinders to the HFX Mag MCs. If you've got about 3 hundo, you can get a nice set of Avid Juicy 7 or Shimano XT/Saint brakes.
They may not have as smooth of modulation but they are completely rebuildable, pads last forever, and they ran drag free for me for years. Great brakes! I have Magura Louise FRs now and love the performance but they need lots of love between rides to run drag free. Oh, Mags are simple to bleed and almost every shop has parts for them....and the mechanics know how to work om 'em. Go into a shop with some Maggies and watch the mechanic's eyes cross with confusion....bikaguy said:Thanks to those who answered my last question, Now I have another, my bike came with Hayes HMX 9 Hyd. What is a few steps up from that and the best brand for my somewhat small wallet? I do xc and mild up and down hills. TIA...:thumbsup:
Because the calipers are one piece, you cannot service or rebuild them yourself. You have to send them back to Shimano. The Hone, LX, and Deore calipers are bolted together, and can be rebuilt.MikeDee said:I wouldn't buy Shimano's because they are not repairable.