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    Cheap disc brakes.

    Hi, I am doing a build for my daughter (age 10) and looking for some cheap disc brakes.
    What I was wondering if I could get by with some tektros' or if i should stick with at least bb5s' or if there are any other low priced brakes to consider? I have used bb7s' and love em just to much cash for a kids build.

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    honestly the tektros are a cheap brake and not great for an agressive ride but for her its not a bad idea...

    I found a pair for myself not too long ago on ebay for $14 and the rotors were another $15 fairly easy to install and adjust if you're mechanically inclined...

    Good luck

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    I would avoid disk brakes if you can't put bb7s on. She doesn't need the fade resistance, and keeping rotors from rubbing and adjusted could be a pain. I had some tektro iox's on my commuter, and the pad advancing knob was crooked so it would move the pad out of square as you advanced it. Really annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottzg
    I would avoid disk brakes if you can't put bb7s on. She doesn't need the fade resistance, and keeping rotors from rubbing and adjusted could be a pain. I had some tektro iox's on my commuter, and the pad advancing knob was crooked so it would move the pad out of square as you advanced it. Really annoying.
    +1 V brakes should do the job. But if you insist, BB5's are a solid option 100% of the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by b4 stealth
    +1 V brakes should do the job. But if you insist, BB5's are a solid option 100% of the time
    That was my plan, but the fork I have is disc only. I still might run v brakes on the back.
    I do have a set of Hayes Stroker carbons laying around but that would be an over kill plus I don't want to shorten the hoses for a kids frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee
    That was my plan, but the fork I have is disc only. I still might run v brakes on the back.
    I do have a set of Hayes Stroker carbons laying around but that would be an over kill plus I don't want to shorten the hoses for a kids frame.
    I'll trade you some '08 bb7's w/ speed dial levers for those stroker carbons, lol.


    bb5's should be fine - I'd check if you can catch a good deal on ebay for either the bb5's or bb7's - especially if you already have rotors and levers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcaino
    I'll trade you some '08 bb7's w/ speed dial levers for those stroker carbons, lol.


    bb5's should be fine - I'd check if you can catch a good deal on ebay for either the bb5's or bb7's - especially if you already have rotors and levers.
    good one. But yes that is my plan to watch ebay and hopefully find a good deal on some hayes or avid mechanicals, sell the carbons and have some cash left. Or find a partial trade, I really don't need the carbons laying around if they can help finance my kids bike build. I do have rotors and adapters laying around so I should be able to find something reasonable.

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    A safe bet would be to not install the Carbon's. If you can't find BB5s for a good price Tektro Ioxs aren't actually a bad choice. When she grows to, like, 15, get her a pair of the super-low-price Hayes Nines out there everywhere.

    How big is the bike (frame and wheel dia.)?
    Good luck with that, mister 300-Mile Turn Radius.

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