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    Post your brake setups

    I was looking around, and I don't see a place for people to post up their brake choice on bikes : D

    This thread should help people on the types of brakes majority of the people are running. And the mix match of rotors and calipers. of which works and what doesn't.

    I'll start off with with my setup.


    8' rotor of vicious stopping power



    Surprisingly, my brakes just makes it through without rubbing at all, I'm thinking I'm one of the first to do 4 piston vented rotor setup on a mountain bike XD though somebody might've done it already.

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    No pictures but here is my list.

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    Juicy 7's with Alligator rotors in the 180mm flavor

    26er FS - now disassembled.

    BB7's with Alligator rotors in the 180mm flavor - Jagwire Ripcords cable set & Speed Dial 7 levers

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    Ive got

    Stroker trails, grey, with semi-metallic pads, and 7" rotors front and rear...
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    29er xtr's 6"
    sxTrail saint's 8"
    evil d.o.c. bb7 to paul lever rear only 6"

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    gatorbrake 6 pots, 203mm rotor


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    hey khoalie, I've been getting mixed reviews about the 6 piston Gatorbrake, Do they have good modulation and power?

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    just put them on and it's been raining all week. so i won't be able to get a ride on them for a while. even then i'll have to bed them in. will report back asap

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    XT 4 pot
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    Hayes w/ squirrel rotor. Stops on a dime with super modulation.
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    Simple set up... Hope's with Avid G3 Rotors...

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    XT's with Alligator rotors 180-f/160-r

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    I can't believe nobody has commented on the squirrel rotor!

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    squirrel rotor? does that thing "eat up" pads? ho ho ho!

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    I've chewed up bees, but wow, such speeds taking in squirrels on the run? So awesome!!!
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    Hope Tech V2 front...



    ...and Tech M4 rear.



    Quote Originally Posted by Tesshin-Socho
    Surprisingly, my brakes just makes it through without rubbing at all, I'm thinking I'm one of the first to do 4 piston vented rotor setup on a mountain bike XD though somebody might've done it already.
    From your picture it appears as though the pistons have virtually no travel before the pads would contact the disc. How much lever travel do you have?
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    I guess fresh squirrel is on the menu tonight???

    I've got 2010 Magura Marta SL brakes in red. Carbon fiber levers, 180mm up front and 160mm out back (Magura Wavy SL rotors which are JUNK!). Since everybody knows what these look like and I do not have any cross brand products mixed, no need for a picture...
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    Juicy 3 mastercylinders set up moto, Code 5 caliper/185 G3 front, Juicy 3 caliper/140 G3 rear.

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    Hope Tech X2, SS line, 185 front 160 rear. Great stopping power. Easy to work on and the adjustabilty is second to none.
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    The setup on my Trek Fuel Ex8: Hope Tech M4 183mm Front and Hope Tech X2 160mm Rear.





    The setup on my Specialized Rockhopper SL Pro: Hope Tech X2 183mm Front and Hope Tech X2 160mm Rear.




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    2011 Magura Marta's with Storm rotors. 180 front 160 rear, just finished fitting them
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    Quote Originally Posted by khoalie
    squirrel rotor? does that thing "eat up" pads? ho ho ho!
    It's not mine actually. I found it posted here on MTBR but it's such a good picture that it belongs in this thread.

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    I have the XT m755 4pot setup as well. 160mm rotors and still scares me sometimes :P trying to get it dialed in, and find out if I'm getting fluid past the pistons. using kool stop pads, really hope I don't have to get rid of this setup, but if I am getting fluid past the pistons there seems to be no parts available for these things.






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    really hope I don't have to get rid of this setup, but if I am getting fluid past the pistons there seems to be no parts available for these things.
    The early Shimano hydraulics were very Hope-esque. The 755 uses the same pads as the Mono M4 and, as I look at the caliper and lever, I find myself wondering if you could use an M4 seal kit to overhaul your brake. You'd have to replace lever and caliper seals, and change to DOT fluid, but if it works you're sorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khoalie
    squirrel rotor? does that thing "eat up" pads? ho ho ho!
    Squirrel rotors are nots about pads.

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    Hope mini x2's avid clean sweep's 160r 185f IN PINK!!!





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    no pix either, but avid BB7s f/r; 160mm shimano centerlock rotors. no need to worry about fluid leaks/pin holes in tubing/fluid contimating pads or naything else that might happen. cable breaks? oh, just slip in a new one and no bleeding

    oh, and btw, my sympathies lie with the squirrel
    nothing in life is real, so if anything goes wrong, blame the dead guy

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