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Formula The One - 180mm rotors front + rear for me. NO COMPARISON.

I also currently have Formula K18's and Hope Mono Mini's with 180mm front and 160mm rear rotors. Previously had Avid BB7's,two sets of Juicy 5's and Avid Ultimate and Paul side pulls.

The Ones are in a league by themselves.

 

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i've been very happy with SD7 levers, bb7 180mm up front and sd7 v out back... unless it's wet...

i'll be tossing a 160 out back in a few days (when the package comes in) and will mate it up with carls pre lubed cables... same setup my shop buddy runs... super easy to setup, can deal with dinged up rotors out on the trail and other nice tidbits.

my shop buddy has said even if he where GIVEN a set of high end hydro's he'd still run the current setup.
 

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My bike came with 203 front and 180 rear Avid Juicy Ultimate 7's. I weigh around 255. Never had any trouble stopping.
 

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Avid BB7, juicy7, juicy5, elixir, etc will work fine. Question is how much power do you want or need? You don't have any specifics listed in your profile for the bike you are riding. Recommendations are likely to vary some depending on your bike. If you are riding a $600 rockhopper then I would likely point you towards the BB7 brakes with 7in rotors. On the other hand if you are riding a Turner RFX I would probably say something like the avid codes, Hope moto v2, or Formula one brakes may be a better fit. Know what I mean Vern?
 

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Hope

If price is no object look at the Hope Tech M4's. They get awesome reviews and I was going to role them but my current situation made me tighten the belt so Im going with Avid Code 5's because of price.
 

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I have to say Hope M4's with 180 floating rotor. you just can't go wrong with these brakes. I am 315 and they stop me.
 

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AL29er said:
Avid BB7, juicy7, juicy5, elixir, etc will work fine. Question is how much power do you want or need? You don't have any specifics listed in your profile for the bike you are riding. Recommendations are likely to vary some depending on your bike. ...
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Lots of good brakes out their. Lots of people posting their favorites. Better advice with a more details.

Personally, I like hydraulic disks, but plenty of people swear by cable disks like the avid bb7, and a few still stick by rim brakes.
 

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"Avid BB7, juicy7, juicy5, elixir, etc will work fine. Question is how much power do you want or need? You don't have any specifics listed in your profile for the bike you are riding. Recommendations are likely to vary some depending on your bike. ... "

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Lots of good brakes out their. Lots of people posting their favorites. Better advice with a more details.
Personally, I like hydraulic disks, but plenty of people swear by cable disks like the avid bb7, and a few still stick by rim brakes."

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looking for best brakes, price not a concern, for 260 pound all mountain type riding
What more do you guys really need to know?

1. Clydsdale forum/260 lb. rider = needs something pretty strong to slow his big-boy sled and big body down.

2. All-mountain = not just flat xc stuff - he's doing some drops,climbs,descents,rock gardens,roots - again, gotta have some stoppers with some meat.

3. Best brakes at any price = willing to pay for the awesomeness of Hope or Formula for example with the added goodness of oversized rotors. "Best" brakes for this rider in my opinion have to be high quality hydraulic discs - even the best cantis/cable pull discs/average mass produced hydraulics can't compete with top-of-the-line hydraulic discs (properly set-up of course). I've tried them all. They all seem satisfactory until you actually spend some time riding a bike with something like the Formula Ones I recommended - they have the power and modulation I experienced only on my motorcycles.
 

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I just got Avid Juicy 7s, running a 203 front, and a 180 rear put on my reign 2, I have not put many miles on them yet, but the ones I have so far I like them.


I'm 250lbs and 6'2"
 

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BWG has a point, and the brakes he mentions are sweat.

Still it would be interesting to hear more. Different people often mean different things with phrases like "price is not a concern" or "all mountain."

Further, I think there's something to be said for matching componentry to the rig you're riding. I probably wouldn't put Hope's or Oro's on an entry level hardtail. In that case, if price really isn't a consideration, it might make more sense to get a new bike. Or, if price is some sort of consideration afterall, maybe Avid Juicy's or BB's.



have different ideas of hat they mean when they say price is
 
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