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Angry bunny
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OK. You guys have seen me post here before as an SS'er to be. Well I can now say that I have bought myself a 2nd hand Surly frame, fork and wheelset and am now hunting down components to build it up.
One of the things that I am looking for is disc brakes. I have run Avid Mechanicals in the past on my NRS but have seen some awesome prices for the Promax and Tektro IO versions.
Can anyone tell me whether these brake systems are worth buying or should I just suck it up and pay the extra $ for the Avids??
Are there adjustment issues with the Tektro or Promax brakes that would be overcome with the Avids??
 

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Recovering Weight Weenie
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As I've stated in other forums counteless times, my wife and I have Avid's on 6 bikes and have never had 1 failure, issue, in over 3 years.
Saturday, she noticed a bit of stickiness in the rear line.
$3 and new cable/housing later...good as new.
Try that when your hydro's fail and the lever goes to the bar.
seriously, Avid's are a set and forget bike part.
 
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