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    8 pot calipers?

    I saw a pic somewhere of a bike with an 8 pot caliper, what brakes have 8 pots?
    What brakes have 6 pots other than Hope?

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    The real question is, why would you need an 8 pot caliper?
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    I think the Grimeca system 12 is a 6 pot calliper.
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    We really need a caliper that goes to 11!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchman83
    The real question is, why would you need an 8 pot caliper?
    Because its cool.

    the ones I saw looked like these, black with gold screw in pistons or whatever that is but it was 4 on each side


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    i believe the deal with those gator ones is that you can use two different pad compounds, and they engage at different times... i.e. more progressive braking, but still powerful as all snot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longcat
    Because its cool.

    the ones I saw looked like these, black with gold screw in pistons or whatever that is but it was 4 on each side

    Those were photoshopped, Hope only makes these 6pot versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dekes
    Those were photoshopped, Hope only makes these 6pot versions.
    Any other maker make 8pot black/gold calipers you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by longcat
    Any other maker make 8pot black/gold calipers you think?
    Hmm maybe but I don't think so as nobody would buy those

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheeseSoda
    i believe the deal with those gator ones is that you can use two different pad compounds, and they engage at different times... i.e. more progressive braking, but still powerful as all snot.
    Really? I haven't heard anything about those brakes to be honest with you, they seem cheap enough, might be worth a try come spring. Could be an option for a front brake at least... Do you know of any professional reviews for them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnA
    We really need a caliper that goes to 11!!!
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    Professional review not really, but our amateur test rider is testing the 8 pot now.

    Pay him and we can make it professional

    He says they do what it says on the box: work very well in extreme conditions and adequately so under normal braking.

    After braking them in and warming them up sufficiently, he can do front wheel stoppies at about 50km/h coming down a paved road.

    They are a bit less predictable and powerful when they are cold.

    The rear brake is the same - works OK in normal conditions, but really starts to perform well when it gets hot.

    So far the summary is that when other brakes start to fail, the 8 piston brakes start to work properly. This also means that unless you are riding super fast down long technical trails where they would get a chance to get hot enough, you may not be all that impressed.

    He should have enough information on them in another month or two of riding. We'll publish our review then.

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    Too much pot!

    Is it possible to have too much pot when braking? Especially if gold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prophet Julio
    Is it possible to have too much pot when braking? Especially if gold?
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    Never too much!

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