Avid sd's cheap and will work wonders with those v brakes and they are cheap thats the set up I have only SS!
Questions:i3urtonfeind said:I am severely confused with all the choices out there, and after all the posts that Ive read, I just deduced these will be best for the soon to be aggresive XC riding Ill be doing. If there is anything out there that will be cheaper, and or better please shed some light.. Im still severely new to the sport, and Im the smallest fish in this sea of parts...
Im Riding a 97 Specialized Ground Control A1 Comp. When it comes to the Aggressive riding Im going a little faster than I porobably should, but the terrain is nothing more technical than anything else. Now comes the fun part. Im pretty sure my current wheel set is not disc compatible as it was made before Disc Brakes were implemented on MT Bikes. About the Mayurga Hydrolics. As of this morning my friend picked up a trek 7000 ZX outfitted with these brakes. They were scary compared to the Deore LX V's that I have. I never considereed them as an option until today, and with you seconding the notion. My plan might have changed to Hydrolics. If I go that route. I will need hydrolic levers as well?Ken in KC said:Questions:
1. What type of bike do you have?
2. Define aggressive XC. You're going to be riding really hard and fast on standard XC trails? Or you're going to be riding your bike on trails that are more technical than traditional XC trails?
3. There's lots of options that will be cheaper than XTR brakes. Basically, every other type of brake.
4. Is your current wheelset disc compatible?
Edit: 3 isn't really a question. Sorry.
Just get a regular set of v's, then. There is no reason to be spending a lot of money on this. There is not really that big of a difference between different v-brakes. The biggest difference is in the pads, and those are replaceable. I've used avid Arch-Rivals, avid SD's, XTR, LX (parallelogram linkage, like the XTR), and deore, and honestly, the calipers all worked about the same. Put good pads in a set of deores or avid sd's and there about as good as the Arch-Rivals or XTR, IMO. Levers make a bigger difference than the calipers. I like the avids, XTR I tried were nicer, but not worth the extra $, IMO.i3urtonfeind said:well as of right now, Im for a loss. Im set on Magura's now, and ebay is slacking in that specific department. any online store that I can trust to satisfy this hunger for cheap?
Any suggestions on some good brake boosters?kapusta said:...
Want to make a real difference in the braking on that bike? Put a brake booster on the rear brake. While you have it, try it on the front too, and if it helps, get one for the front. THOSE made a real difference on every v-brake frame I've owned, and on one fork as well.
Not sure who makes them these days, but they all do pretty much the same thing. They all look something like this:dimm0k said:Any suggestions on some good brake boosters?
Hurry!i3urtonfeind said:well as of right now, Im for a loss. Im set on Magura's now, and ebay is slacking in that specific department. any online store that I can trust to satisfy this hunger for cheap?
What luck!Have fun setting them up.Best to do it with the tire off.i3urtonfeind said:I was seconds away from putting a bid on those gold anodized "downright PURDY" and then I checked crazedlist, and found a pair of brand new HS 33's for 90 bucks... so to say the least I sent the guy an email, and Im awaiting my MAgura's...
Mlpito. thanks for the link those are one hell of a deal!!!