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i ride a 04 rockhopper with marozzci (spelling?) mx comps. my current brake have not been replaced/worked on since i got the bike. now, they suck. i was wondering if i should replace the pads or the entire brake system, or get fornt discs (if is possilbe on an mx comp)...so anyways i need your help


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airrick said:
my current brake have not been replaced/worked on since i got the bike. now, they suck. i was wondering if i should replace the pads or the entire brake system, or get fornt discs
How can anyone answer your questions with any kind of a meaningful answer? There's so much we don't know.
Ok I'll take a stab with what little you've given. Get a full brake tuneup - new cables, new pads, lubed pivots, adjustment. Now, do the brakes perform acceptably under your riding conditions? If not get disc brakes, or ceramic rims.
 

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Mike T. said:
How can anyone answer your questions with any kind of a meaningful answer? There's so much we don't know.
Ok I'll take a stab with what little you've given. Get a full brake tuneup - new cables, new pads, lubed pivots, adjustment. Now, do the brakes perform acceptably under your riding conditions? If not get disc brakes, or ceramic rims.
to be more specific, when i pull the brake handles, i feel they travel too far a distance till the brake pads touch the wheels, and when the pads touch the wheels, the bike takes too long to stop

anything else?(not tring to be sarcastic question)
 

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when i pull the brake handles, i feel they travel too far a distance till the brake pads touch the wheels,
Simple adjustment seems in order. A few seconds' job.

when the pads touch the wheels, the bike takes too long to stop
The pads could be worn out, contaminated, rims glazed/contaminated, cables partially seized/contaminated. The list goes on!
 

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airrick said:
to be more specific, when i pull the brake handles, i feel they travel too far a distance till the brake pads touch the wheels, and when the pads touch the wheels, the bike takes too long to stop

anything else?(not tring to be sarcastic question)
That sounds like you need to tighten your brake cable's,also try tighting the adjuster on your lever,and if you have tektro levers get some new levers becuase the tektro levers are wak and you dont get naff all power out of them the v-brakes are ok and you can get power out of them with some good levers.
 

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blue_neon said:
Pfft you dont need new brakes. Replace the pads! Clean the rims!
what pads do you recomend? how should i go about cleaning the rims?
 

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"Simple adjustment seems in order. A few seconds' job."

what adjustment?could you tell me a link where it shows how to do this?
 
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