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    Noob brake buying question

    Hey I have a quick question regarding buying/upgrading disc brakes. This is more for curiosity at this point.

    When I am shopping on a site like Price Point or looking on eBay at brake set ups, some are showing just the levers/calipers and others show levers/hoses/calipers/discs/etc.

    Typically, how are brake systems sold - both with calipers/pads and without? Is this the major difference between products when purchasing brakes?

    Hopefully this isn't confusing. I guess I'm just trying to find out if levers ALWAYS come with calipers, and then some systems also include discs/pads. If I ever decide to upgrade I'd hate to leave anything out. Thanks for any help!

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    You can buy levers separate from full disc brake sets. Be careful, if the price looks too good to be true, it's probably just a partial set. Read the description of the product, email the seller, etc.

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