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    best entry level hydros

    i'm sick of constantly having to screw with my mechanicals and not have them work properly... the manufacturers instructions don't work worth a damn and other people's don't work too well either

    i was thinking shimano deore lx's or maguras... i have no friggin clue, but it's for an 08 rockhopper

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    What kind of mechanical's do you have on there now?

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    avid bb5s

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    Avid Elixir

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    how are the tektro Aurigas? i see an ad for them from jenson usa for $49 reviews on there are happy ones.
    i'm looking for good modulation, firm lever, value, and durability
    and i'm kind of on a budget

    how much does a set of magura julies cost?

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    Shimano SLX are cheap and reportedly good brakes as are the new Magura Julies.
    I have Shimano XTs (M775) and I find them very good. The SLX are very similar to these except without the 1-piece caliper. The new Julies use the same caliper as the more expensive, and well regarded, Louise brakes.
    In your part of the world the price of these may vary.

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    okay, i'm starting to like the julies!!! that and i like that the maguras use mineral oil, i've used their brakes on my dirtbike and i've never been able to cook that oil! i also use their hydraulic clutch, awesome clutch too.

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    I have 08 XT's on two bikes and would recommend them. They are easy to bleed, seem very well constructed, and best of all... they work great.

    Set em and forget em. No adjusting, not fussing with, they just stop the bike.

    BTW I got mine HERE I don't see how you can go wrong for that price.

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