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    Hydro brake recommendations

    I want to replace my cheap Hayes mechanical disc for a set of Hydraulic Discs.

    I picked up a set of new in-box Shimano Deore LX front and rear calipers and 160mm rotors (BR-M585) and Deore XT Dual Control shift/brake levers (ST-765) for a great deal. I can't make use of any of it, as the rotors are center lock and my hubs are bolt on style, and the shifters are for a 3x9 setup while I have a 3x8. The plan is to sell off the set, as well as my cheap mech. discs and buy a full brake set with what I make from the sales.

    What do you guys (and/or gals) think I could get for the parts (I checked Ebay and prices ranged wildly) and what brand and model would y'all recommend I purchase?

    I'm 175 lbs. doing mostly aggressive fast XC with a fair amount of fast descents on a 29er hardtail.

    Thanks all.
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    No help guys?
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    Well how much do you want to spend. I had juicy 5s which came on my bike, and sold them and got Hayes Stroker Carbons and have been super happy with them. Got them on ebay for like $300....

    My friend is upgrading his Hayes Stroker Rydes to Avid ultimates so ill know the difference there....
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    I really like Formulas... I like Hopes and Maguras, Shimanos are okay, I don't like Avids and Hayes...

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    That would be champagne taste with beer pockets for me =P
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    It'd probably be cheaper to pick up a pair of THESE and use the LX calipers and your current rotors. Sell off the rest or keep it for spares.

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    Why not try your current rotors? Really. Unless they are the wrong size.
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    Look at these stand alone LX levers.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ke+Levers.aspx

    Then get some 6-bolt shimano rotors off ebay or Universal Cycles.

    If you sell off what you have besides the calipers and hoses, you should be able to break even. I have been using my LX calipers, rotors, and levers for two years now with no problems.
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    jsalbre,

    Just buy those closeout LX levers as others have suggested. Mount those to your LX calipers that you bought and use your existing rotors. Then sell the dual control levers and center lock rotors on eBay.

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    New rotors and new cassette (9)

    6 bolt rotors are cheap. 9 speed is the state of the sport. That would be my advise. The Shimano stuff is always (almost) good and the dual control is great, especially with rapid rise.

    Just a thought. The cassette will wear out before the shifters so be smart about the gift/upgrade. A few upgrades one way or the other.

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