Your post reminds me of a post I just read somewhere else where the guy says V brakes are better than Mechanical Disk brakes. Much like him, you are completely wrong.vanamees said:Any hydro brake is better than mechanical.
you clueless hydro-nazis just need to STFUvanamees said:Any hydro brake is better than mechanical.
One advantage- one finger breaking is easier with a good set of hydraulic brakes as the fluid applies greater pressure on the pad against the rotor.sbowling said:Your post reminds me of a post I just read somewhere else where the guy says V brakes are better than Mechanical Disk brakes. Much like him, you are completely wrong.
I just bought a new Montare (my 6 year old one was stolen last week (after about $900 worth of upgrades)) and it comes with Promax Hornet hydraulic disc brakes and I'm dumping them as soon as I get my next paycheck and putting on another set of Avid BB7s (especially after reading the reviews online).
I hate the feel, I hate the lack of adjustability and the fact that a busted line will put me out of action or make a big mess. I can take up slack anywhere at any time and completely customize the feel of the brakes without the need of any special tools or bleeding them or anything else. If I break a cable I can replace it on the side of the road/trail in minutes without any special tools or oils (I do carry a spare cable w/no housing just in case, but I've never broken one).
So far I can't really think of a single reason to use hydraulic brakes over mechanical brakes. My BB7s were able to stop on a dime wet or dry and don't have any of the hassles that you get with hydraulics. Did I mention I only have to replace my pads every year or two. I hear the promax pads wear out in no time at all.
Personal attacks are totally inappropriate.you clueless hydro-nazis just need to STFU
Van - you are a COMPLETE (with all bells and whistles) idiot - please slip on a 50/50 handrail grind w/ 80'-tall trucks.
We need 0 (zero) little 'yous' running around.
Hydraulic brake features not offered by your BB7'sSo far I can't really think of a single reason to use hydraulic brakes over mechanical brakes.