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    disc brakes are not stopping good

    My disc brakes are not stopping good at all. My linear pull brakes on the rear tire are doing so much better. What is causing this.

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    no, we need more info. what kind of brakes? what bike? etc.

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    have you burned them in or did you just put them on and do a quick driveway check

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    i have ridden the bike alot

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    some of the trails are muddy. could that cause it

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    i know what you are talking about but why would that help

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    People are requesting you write some information in a attempt to help you and you wont respond. What brand and model brakes, are they mechanical or hydraulic, what type of riding, what bike are they on.

    So far you say the front disc brake doesnt work, it's a xnine?, you ride the bike and in the mud.
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    i dont know the model but it is on a jeep bike and i ride on alot of rough ground and mud. They ust to stop great until it got muddy. Yes, dont say anything abouot my bike. i know it is crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailrider 14
    i dont know the model but it is on a jeep bike and i ride on alot of rough ground and mud. They ust to stop great until it got muddy. Yes, dont say anything abouot my bike. i know it is crap
    Check here and see if you can ID it, http://www.jeepbikes.com/bikes/wranglerse.html

    If they were working good before getting all muddy it could be they need to be cleaned as well as replacing the cable and housing. A cheater way of checking the housing is to disconnect the housing from the stops and see how freely it moves on the cable, odds are yours are seized or close to.

    http://www.parktool.com/repair/

    http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailrider 14
    My disc brakes are not stopping good at all. My linear pull brakes on the rear tire are doing so much better. What is causing this.
    Count yourself lucky if your brakes are on the tire and working for you at all!
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    My bike is a jeep wrangler. alumonum frame hardtail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    Count yourself lucky if your brakes are on the tire and working for you at all!
    well, blowing your tube/tire would stop you pretty fast.

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    ProMax mechanical brakes are not very good but it's what ya gots. Check the cables and housing as suggested also fallow the instructions for set-up.

    http://www.leechi.com.tw/pdf/DSK810_MANUAL.pdf

    The Avid BB5's would be much better but if your aggressive the BB7 would be your best choice.

    http://www.spadout.com/b/Avid/mechan...-brake-system/
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailrider 14
    My disc brakes are not stopping well at all.
    fixed for ya.

    do you get power on the lever and you're not stopping, or are the levers just pulling all the way to the bar?

    could be worn pads. could be they just need a bleed (or cable adjusted...didnt catch what kind of brake you have).

    most definitive way is just bring it to a bike shop and talk to a mech. not giving us enough information here, so it kind of limits what we can do for you.

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