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    BB5 vs Tektro Hydraulic

    which are the better brakes?

    Tektro Auriga Comp, hydraulic disc, dual piston w/ 160mm rotor

    or Avid BB5's w/ 160mm rotors?

    it will be on an XC bike such as the rockhopper or Cdale F5
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    anybody?
    RH SL Pro

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    had the tektros and they wern't bad even for this 300# rider... but the leavers where very long and bulky... and I do ride in fairly flat FL... the feel was pretty good to them

    that being said when I had to decide what stoppers where on the bike when I sold one it was the tektro hydros that went over the bb7/sd7 combo
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    suck and suck. Go avid bb7 or avid juicy 5 or above

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    Price Point has 2008 BB7's on sale for $40 a wheel...and only $5 more per wheel than the 2008 BB5's and $7 LESS than the 2009 BB5's

    get the BB7's

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    agree... and when you have another $20 buy the sd7 levers to go with the bb7's... add some clarks pre-lubed cables (run it with full lines no stops) and you've got an amazing stopping system... shop buddy runs this setup... he's been offered avid ultimates and the likes for dang near free but likes this setup so much it just stays...
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    Tektro's... the Avid's are a very on-off disc brake. The tektro's have much better modulation.
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    Give the Tektro's a chance if you have them already. I've done done some lift served downill (Diablo in NJ) with them and once the break in, they stop strong and controlled. They also use the same pad as the Shimano Deore M525 (older gen) so there are many choices.

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    no i'm just deciding if the tektros in the RH expert are worth it over the BB5's in the RH comp
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    The Tektros are okay. But as mentioned, the levers are rather long and awkward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Bringer
    suck and suck. Go avid bb7 or avid juicy 5 or above
    i have both BB7 and BB5's. I have the BB5's on my singlespeed and they are fine norhing wrong with them... they do take abit more to setup but set em and forget em.

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    Give them a chance, as has been said. However, Ive gotten my bb7's to rival top level brakes on single finger braking. That includes shimano xt's and avid juicy 7's. Granted those were more powerfull, but not by much. Their modulation seems pretty good to me. I always get them to brake just the right amount. That may also be caused by the fact that I like a narrow brake range, instead of the wider hydraulic range.

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