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I own a Santa Cruz VP Free with the stock Juicy Five brake assembly. I've heard a lot of people say that a floating brake is really nice. What is the difference between a floating brake and the regular brake set-up. Will it make a difference if I put it on my VP Free? Also what would be a good brand for floating brakes.
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They definitely help in single pivot applications. Brake Therapy offers floaters for most frame/brake combinations and if they don't, Brian (the man behind the madness) will fabricate one for you.
 

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mountainbiker9109 said:
I own a Santa Cruz VP Free with the stock Juicy Five brake assembly. I've heard a lot of people say that a floating brake is really nice. What is the difference between a floating brake and the regular brake set-up. Will it make a difference if I put it on my VP Free? Also what would be a good brand for floating brakes.
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Floating brakes always end up in a mute argument. Best bet would be to contact Brian directly @ www.therapycomponents.com for info. Seems like a lot of people that never used a floater argue there worth.
 

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I have a VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) frame. Will a floating brake help on it?
Yes but your frame doesn't have much brake jack. I can tell you on my Bullit the floater from brake therapy works better than I could ever articulate. My single pivot frame had horrendous brake jack and cause me to wrech a lot.

But for what it costs it may not be worth it for you. For me it was worth a lot more than the 295 USD.
 

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I don't think a Therapy for a VPfree is Really Ideal!! I have one on my Kona Stinky Supreme (Comes Stock). Really only becomes helpfull in the gnarly of gnarly rock sections and not by much. It also adds a 1lb to you bike. I have a buddy that had a Free and there is no way he would put a therapy on it. To much weight only works in small applications. (like crazy rock sections)
 

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a floating brake would help out any bike, but is best on single pivots and non FSR rear ends.....personally I wouldn't put a floating brake on a VPP Free....you really don't need it
 

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I have had a floating disc on my bike for a full season now, i think that it gives a kind of dead feel to the backend on a linkage bike. i have moved to a non-floating brake now and i think that the feeling is far more precise with a non-floating brake. i dont think thay are worth it.

Also many bike companies have noticed this and are no longer offering a option for a floating disc through rider feeback.
 
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