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Shimano SLX Brake Discs

Advantages: Good performance, affordable, Shimano brand.
Disadvantages: Not the latest model.

First impressions I wouldn’t say that I am a cycling fanatic but I do like to go out riding in the fair weather. We have had a fairly mild winter this year, so I have used the bike a fair few times and it is lovely to get out on the road in pleasan ...

danielclark691 24.01.2016 · Read full review
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HFX-9, a 9 out of 10

Advantages: single master cylinder design, tried & tested, easy to bleed, parts availability
Disadvantages: single-peice master cylinder requires removal of grips to fit

...Fitting the system is easy, the hoses can be trimmed to lengh very easily using a sturdy pair of sewing scissors. After fitting the hoses, it is then a case of bleeding the system (which is an absolute doddle with the hayes bleed kit), and then centralis ...

Jack_cheese 25.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Hayes HFX-9 Front Brake OEM Packed

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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brakes

Advantages: Easy to fit and maintain plus great price
Disadvantages: Will need adjusting from time to time

Overall: The Avid BB7 mechanical disc brake is a good option if you're looking for an aftermarket mechanical disc brake that's both affordable and adjustable. By most accounts (including mine), the Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System is the easiest way ...

helix1250 29.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Avid BB7

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Hope Seal Kit M4 or Mini

Advantages: Spare parts if you're not completely rebuilding
Disadvantages: No instructions so if you don't know how to do it then proceed with caution

I Have a set of Hope M4 brakes on my DH bike, after a nasty tumble one of my brake levers got damaged. There is a small shoulder joint pint that sits inside the brake housing that had ripped the rubber seal it fits into when I crashed. The brake still w ...

jeffhigh 13.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Hope Seal Kit Complete

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Stopping power from Japan

Advantages: Excellent lever feel, stopping power, durability
Disadvantages: when they squeel, they REALLY squeel

I've been mountain biking for many years now and over time I've tried a wide array of braking systems on my various bikes. I was always a huge fan of Avid's braking products and had test ridden a number of bikes with their Juicy discs on before deciding o ...

HokaHey 05.11.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Shimano XT Disc Brake System

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