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Hi All,

I am looking to buildup my Moment as an all mountiain setup. I would like to keep the weight down if possible. Any suggestion on brakes. I have been looking at Avid juicy 7 carbon or Formula Oro Puro. Any thoughts or idea's.

I think I will be going for 180 in front and 160 rear.

I'm looking for a light crankset as well. XT seems to be a light, well priced option.


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Alf
 

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my riding buddy's just had Avids = he's impressed, he's got 200 upfront and a 180 at the rear, I ride Hope M4's 200 - 180 and am pleased with them too! Both bikes are used as all mountain set ups.........XT = you cant go wrong - value for money etc!
 

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I have Juicy 7's for my Moment and they work well...except for the occassional squeal and stutter. I use round sweep rotors 180 front and 160 back. Plenty of stopping power and very good modulation.
 

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Juicy 7's have been great on my Moment. 185 front 160 rear. They get noisy every once in a while but not a big deal.
 

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Even though I'm not a big fan of the big S, the XT Hydros are amazing brakes. They're extremely powerful, well made, and seem to work without any fiddling.

I know a few riders using them and they all think that they're great. You can get excellent prices on them. If you see Saint Hydros... they're the same thing, but painted black.

I've been using Hayes and I know a lot of guys using Juicys, but the XT seems to be better overall, imo.
 

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Don't count Hayes out....

On my Moment I'm riding the Hayes Mag/Carbon brakes and they are bulletproof. Only problem I have EVER had was burning through rotors after 2 years.... (Many, many miles on those bad boys...!)

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Another vote for Juicy 7's...185/185....easy setup great power/modulation...only issue is that once in a great while the rear brake seems to want to start to drag and i have to hop off the bike, loosen the skewer and wiggle the wheel back & forth to get the pads back & forth. Not sure why it does that and I've been too lazy to find out...of course it only happens maybe 1 time in 10 rides...
 

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Whatever you chose you should put a 7" or 8" in front and a 6" in back.

Your abilities will escalate and so will your speed therefore you will need some good stopping power.

I have the old XT 4 piston. But these might get traded for the new SRAM Code's when they come out.

I run 8" in front 6" out back.
 

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Thanks for all the advice, I say a set of carbon 7's today with a X.0 looked like they worked well together.. looks wise if nothing else.
 

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I've run Hope Mono M4's on my Moment for the last twelve months 180 front and rear but got fed up of the squealing so idecided to try juicy 7's and in my opinion they are superb 203 up front and 185 rear quite a bit more power than the Hopes and a nicer feel to them aswell no probs doing one finger braking with them they are that good and really good modulation on them aswell.They've really impressed me so far:thumbsup:
 

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I've run Hope Mono M4's on my Moment for the last twelve months 180 front and rear but got fed up of the squealing so idecided to try juicy 7's and in my opinion they are superb 203 up front and 185 rear quite a bit more power than the Hopes and a nicer feel to them aswell no probs doing one finger braking with them they are that good and really good modulation on them aswell.They've really impressed me so far:thumbsup:
Which rotors were you running? I've heard the floating discs are pretty quiet. I have a set of Hope Minis from days gone and they squeak pretty bad. I'm thinking of either some of the Hope rotors or some Galfers. Who knows, might not help at all.
 

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Juicy Carbon. 8" fr / 6" rr.
 

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Which rotors were you running? I've heard the floating discs are pretty quiet. I have a set of Hope Minis from days gone and they squeak pretty bad. I'm thinking of either some of the Hope rotors or some Galfers. Who knows, might not help at all.
Originally i had the normal rotors but i bought the floating rotors but they were just the same although they looked really cool:thumbsup:
 

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alfred.bailey said:
Hi All,

I am looking to buildup my Moment as an all mountiain setup. I would like to keep the weight down if possible. Any suggestion on brakes. I have been looking at Avid juicy 7 carbon or Formula Oro Puro. Any thoughts or idea's.

I think I will be going for 180 in front and 160 rear.

I'm looking for a light crankset as well. XT seems to be a light, well priced option.

Thanks
Alf
If you have nothing against Shimano,go with the XT's,best feeling hydro break I have ever used for the $.I have tried Hope,Hayes and Avid,for the scratch,the big S gets my vote.As
for a crank,most certainly go with XT's,light and cheap price wise,as well as pretty strong.
 
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