I'm changing the v-brakes on my Hardrock for a pair of disc brakes. And these will be my first st of hydraulic brakes ever! So I'm basically a disc brake noob!
The reason is, the trail I ride became very muddy because of the frequent rain down here. And when I ride through a muddy section the brakes get misaligned and start to rub the rim. This happens every time when I go through a muddy section. I only started MTBing this May so I didn't knew how the v-brakes would behave in deep mud. I ride in light AMish trails and don't do much jumps but love to ride fast. The brakes work well in summer time though.
Levers and front brake calipers: Avid SD7
Rear brake caliper: stock Tektro
Brake Cable: Jagwire Ripcord
Brake Pads: Switchback Tri-Zone cartridge
The pads and cables are only a month old.
The 2012 Avid Elixir 3s are going 95 with 180mm rotors and post mount adaptors.
Deore M596 are 100 without rotors or adaptors (+ 70 for rotors and adaptors) .
I'm in a tight budget so I can't spend more.
Are the Elixirs a good buy?
I can get the M596 now but have to get the rotors and the adaptors in a later day.
Also I will install them myself.
Would really appreciate your help.
Thanks in advance!
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