So I have an old bike with a pair of Hayes Soles, by all accounts a terrible braking system. They really are quite bad, noisy and slow to stop.
I've decided on upgrading the front brake to a 2012 XT. I mainly ride on the street but I would like good stopping power for safety reasons, such as when a car pulls out on me.
Are these brakes overkill?
My second question is this - the website I'm looking at is selling "RH front" and "LH front". Is this the side which the disc brake is on, or the side of the handle bar the front brake is operated on? I use the right hand for my front brake, so should I buy "RH front"? Probably an obvious question but I want to know before I drop the cash.
Final question, would it be overly difficult for me to install these on my own with just a few alan keys and the internet? is it a job better left to the pros? I have no experience
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