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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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    Ive got

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    29er xtr's 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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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveUK
    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.
    You won't "have" to change fluid type. Mineral oil is relatively safe on most types of rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible
    Very nice looking bike and those are some beefy looking brakes! Nice to post a picture up of your bike with some dirt on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg
    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...
    Well, since my brakes look so incredibly beautiful, I decided to post some pics, enjoy! Just look at da carbon weave on dat lever, dats PHAT!
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    Formula RX with G2 rotors. (untill I get some R1 rotors)
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    Formula R1, two piece rotors. 180 front, 160 rear
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    i have formula MEGAS on one bike and xt 755's with xtr levers on another they both work awsome. I weigh 265 so i need some nice stopping power and both my set-ups fit the bill LOVE EM!

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    If anyone is running Shimano SLX (BR-M665) on a hardtail, what 6-bolt rotors are you using? I have that annoying sound that resonates through my frame, and it pisses me off soo much. The problem rotor in my case is a Hayes V6 on the rear. I need to figure out what some good rotors are to pair up with these calipers.
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    I need to figure out what some good rotors are to pair up with these Shimano SLX calipers.
    Shimano?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveUK
    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.
    The M755s uses a cup for the seal that the piston sits in rather than a seal around the piston. I don't know what the Hopes use. The other thing vrclowncar might do is pull them apart and see if a bearing/seal company has the right seal for mineral oil.

    Shimano licensed the brakes from Grimeca, so there might be some seals around. But as SteveUK says, you'll still have to use DOT fluid. When all fails, use the levers and get a different set of Shimano calipers.

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    The M755s uses a cup for the seal that the piston sits in rather than a seal around the piston. I don't know what the Hopes use.
    Hope use a square-edge o-ring that sits in a recess inside the caliper's piston bore, so it's sounds as though my idea is dead in the water. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible
    Hope mini x2's avid clean sweep's 160r 185f IN PINK!!!





    I really like the pink brakes. I really like the matching rotors too, why aren't you using them?

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    They don't make the pink center, flower cut rotors in a 185. I thought about asking them to make me a standard two piece rotor but with a pink ano center but didn't feal like dealing with hope direct.
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    You should definitely buy some more pink ano parts. I know SRAM makes all that for X0,so that would be a good choice. When you have to replace your cassette, get a PG990 (maybe 970, I don't remember) with the pink spider. Pink water bottle cage bolts are a nice subtle touch, and pink grip clamps would be cool. I think that brown or black spacers would look better than the pink ones you have on there now (headset/steerer spacers). That would be a niiiice(r) looking bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesshin-Socho
    hey khoalie, I've been getting mixed reviews about the 6 piston Gatorbrake, Do they have good modulation and power?
    alright got a ride in today on the gatorbrake setup. mind you i ride xc, i know, over kill, but i'm fat and that's my excuse.

    modulation is very good. the initial bite is very mild and they can send me over the bars with one finger. power is on par with my m755 with sintered pads. no squealing or drag, yet, we'll see how they perform after a few hundred miles. also, the levers are pretty chunky and long, so i'm able to run them inboard of my deore shifters w/o chopping off the windows.

    i'm running the m755 caliper in front with a 203 avid roundagon and xt dual control levers. the rear i have an lx caliper with a 160 roundagon rotor.




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    MUCH BETTER - SORRY FOR THE SCREW UP - NEW TO MTBR FORUM

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    Your images are way too large. If you make them about half the size they are it will be much easier for people to see them (and the rest of the thread).

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    XT 755 4-pot, XTR 970 level, XT RT76 two piece rotors 180mm front and 160mm rear, Goodridge pads and hoses, and titaniun mounting bolts .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveUK
    Your images are way too large. If you make them about half the size they are it will be much easier for people to see them (and the rest of the thread).
    I agree.
    btally, could you please edit your post and make your pics smaller. My computer has trouble seeing the rest of the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetibetty
    I agree.
    btally, could you please edit your post and make your pics smaller. My computer has trouble seeing the rest of the thread.
    You could always hit ctrl- to make the screen smaller.
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    I use Avid BB7 calipers with Magura rotors. On a 26errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_d_1583
    You could always hit ctrl- to make the screen smaller.
    Helped a bit but then you need a magnifier to read the text.

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    BB7's with avid speed dial brake levers. Still have not made the switch to hydros, probably gonna be awhile before I give up on these bb7's. Using round dragon rotors until they wear out then gonna try and find a set of 160mm alligator aries in the ti-ni coating

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    Sorry, It it did kind of mess things up. Is there code to size the image? I can resize it tomorrow when I get at my PC that uploads to the ftp site where its linked to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveUK
    Hope Tech V2 front...

    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?
    When the brake is applied, the piston still moves out, but a very small amount, from the picture, it pretty much looks like it's touching. but there is still a hairline gap between the pads and rotors. The pistons probably has a few millimeters of travel. but the levers needs 2.5cm before it starts braking.

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    Don't be afraid to post your BB7 setups. This isn;t some prejudiced thread, guys. You're welcome here just as much as the guys with the Hopes!
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    I made this thread for anyone to post! : D any brakes, V-brakes, mechanicals and hydros all welcome to post and show us what's stopping your bikes!

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    ...but there is still a hairline gap between the pads and rotors. The pistons probably has a few millimeters of travel.
    How can the pistons move a few millimeters if there's only a hairline gap between the pads and rotor? The pistons can only move as far as the pads allow them, which, in your case, is the width of a hair. I don't doubt that the vented rotor can be at least functional on a normal caliper; but the V2 caliper it is designed to be used with has a wider slot for the rotor and the pistons (and thus pads) are further apart to allow the same amount of lever movement in the lever as if a standard thickness of rotor is being used.

    A certain amount of lever reach and bite-point adjustment might be able to soften the effects of a too-wide rotor on some brakes, but not on all. I don't doubt that you are content with your own set-up, but not everyone will be so fortunate. Trying to fit the Hope V2 vented rotor to different calipers could be an expensive mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    Don't be afraid to post your BB7 setups.
    Okay:







    Here's the before version. Didn't really like the Formula R1s, so replaced them with the BB7s. Will be using the R1s on another project and am hoping for a more favorable response.






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    It's not recommended to have a Hope moto rotors to another caliper, but the Ace that is installed on it has a wider gap than most calipers. the ace caliper is able to fit 3.5mm extra width of the caliper with a bit of rubbing. sand a bit of the metal gap and it's fine.

    I know what you mean with the V2 caliper having extra width so braking feels like a normal brakes as I've had a set before. The fact of the matter is not everyone can afford a set of Hope V2. It could be an expensive mistake mix matching vented and different caliper. but it's still expensive buying a proper set.
    But agreeing with you. I don't recommend anyone trying to to put Hope vented X other branded calipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    Okay:



    I just drooled.
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    Hayes Stroker Ace with Galfer 8" rotor on the front, Hayes Stroker Trail with Galfer 6" rotor on rear with Semi Metallic pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Hayes Stroker Ace with Galfer 8" rotor on the front, Hayes Stroker Trail with Galfer 6" rotor on rear with Semi Metallic pads.
    Pics or it didnt happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    Don't be afraid to post your BB7 setups.
    Dude, you haven't posted the photos you promised ""ASAP" three months ago and you're telling other people not to be afraid. Sure, you're busy with High School and all but each photo only takes about 1/100th second, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    Okay:

    Here's the before version. Didn't really like the Formula R1s, so replaced them with the BB7s. Will be using the R1s on another project and am hoping for a more favorable response.
    Then we've got a Nikon D90 taking very good photos of...a Black Sheep? Nice. Kind of the opposite of the cell phone photos posted in this thread. But why go from nice Ergons grips to cheap Pedro's? What didn't you like about the R1's and how satisfying have the BB7's been on that bike instead?

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    Looks like Ineed newer pics of the front
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clones123
    Dude, you haven't posted the photos you promised ""ASAP" three months ago and you're telling other people not to be afraid. Sure, you're busy with High School and all but each photo only takes about 1/100th second, right?
    Ok, ya got me. I will (try) tomorrow. P.M. me until I do it. That will get annoying, and I will eventually do it . I haven't ridden for a week or so because of school so a ride is in order, as are some pictures. For what it's worth, here is the school that my life has been consumed by for the past 3 years (1/4 of the way through my fourth year):

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    Ok, ya got me. I will (try) tomorrow. P.M. me until I do it. That will get annoying, and I will eventually do it . I haven't ridden for a week or so because of school so a ride is in order, as are some pictures. For what it's worth, here is the school that my life has been consumed by for the past 3 years (1/4 of the way through my fourth year):

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    Can I see the rest of your bike....PLEASE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixbikeguy
    Can I see the rest of your bike....PLEASE?
    PLEASE edit your post and delete all of the image codes from the quote.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    PLEASE edit your post and delete all of the image codes from the quote.


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    Done. Sorry if I wasted some of your time as you had to scroll down a little further to see the next post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixbikeguy
    Done. Sorry if I wasted some of your time as you had to scroll down a little further to see the next post.
    Lulz.
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    Okay duudes, after much anticipation:











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    nice setups all. i just wanted to say i hit my 1st squirrel today and immediately thought of this thread. little guy ran back into the woods so no squirrel rotor for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    Ok, ya got me. I will (try) tomorrow. P.M. me until I do it. That will get annoying, and I will eventually do it . I haven't ridden for a week or so because of school so a ride is in order, as are some pictures. For what it's worth, here is the school that my life has been consumed by for the past 3 years (1/4 of the way through my fourth year):

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    Shimano set-up. No pics, but . . . XTR M975 levers, BH-63 hoses with older XT M765 calipers. Awesome! Adding new RT76 rotors (8" front, 7"rear) this week.

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    I just upgraded from BB5's run 185F/160R to XT M775's with 203F/180R rotors - very happy with these...




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    Formula RX with Hope rotors 140mm back 160mm front.
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    This day and age, I mean, 2011, c'mon, brake companies shouldnt even make brakesets without adjustable dongles. Those crazy wack angles of fixed cable housings leaving the caliper look awful. Ban that ish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord
    This day and age, I mean, 2011, c'mon, brake companies shouldnt even make brakesets without adjustable dongles. Those crazy wack angles of fixed cable housings leaving the caliper look awful. Ban that ish.
    That's why I don't run xt 775's anymore. What post are you referring to anyways?

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    I wish I had put the extra in for hopes but I couldn't quiet afford them. Next upgrade!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMajor
    I wish I had put the extra in for hopes but I couldn't quiet afford them. Next upgrade!
    I can't tell which I'm more jealous of; your camera or your bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    I can't tell which I'm more jealous of; your camera or your bike
    EXIF data shows it's a Digital Rebel shooting with a f/4 lens, common enough - what's the big deal about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clones123
    EXIF data shows it's a Digital Rebel shooting with a f/4 lens, common enough - what's the big deal about that?
    Well, looks pretty damn good for just a Rebel. I have an XTi with the 28-135/IS/USM lens that is the kit lens for the 50d, and I can;t take that good of pictures with it. But I can;t say my bike is anywhere NEAR as colorful as that, so maybe that's part of the problem. His pictures just really pop. My bike is so boring . I can take some sick pictures of my $25 garage sale BMX bike though
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    themajor, hate to say it as I used to run a Hope Tech X2 titanium ltd ed ano gunmetal blue brakeset, but the Elixir R's are very very capable brakes, and dare I say, equal or better in performance. And I only had the base model elixir's, the ones with the fixed brake line angle, ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clones123
    EXIF data shows it's a Digital Rebel shooting with a f/4 lens, common enough - what's the big deal about that?
    True, It is a base model DLSR with kit lens. The colours pop just because of the light I took the pictures in. I picked a day with good light and then bumped up the green and red a little to make the frame and hub pop and brought down the exposer a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord
    themajor, hate to say it as I used to run a Hope Tech X2 titanium ltd ed ano gunmetal blue brakeset, but the Elixir R's are very very capable brakes, and dare I say, equal or better in performance. And I only had the base model elixir's, the ones with the fixed brake line angle, ugh.
    I rode them hard today and they are great brakes. I didn't think they would take the trails I was on but they not only took it but had a little more to give. At one point, the other ride and I looked at each other and as both said something along the lines of can you smell brake burn. I won't be buying new ones anytime soon but I am increase rotor size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Post em!
    Crap. Sorry I didn't look this earlier. I'll go get 'em off my Photobucket.
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    Part of the reason my pictures look good (in my opinion, not necessarily yours) is because I strictly shoot in manual. I hate the look of Auto (the thought of it makes me cringe).


    I like this picture because you have the blur on the seat tube, the crispness of the decal, and then the blur of the downtube. It is probably my favorite.


    This picture is a close second place next to the one above it. I like it because the bronze seattube collar stands out. It would look a lot better if I played around with the brightness and contrast a little, but I am mostly against editing photos.


    I like how the colors in this picture are subtle, and then the red and white of the decal on the hub catch your eye. The focus is on the chain right through the spokes, and it is fairly crisp. It was overcast when I was taking these, but I'm not going to blame that for their soft focus. I could have slowed down the shutter speed a touch.


    I also like this picture because of the contrast between the black bottom bracket, the chrome frame, and the tan of the plywood that inadvertently ended up in the picture. It really brings out the sharpness of the red decal.

    These (obviously) aren't of my BMX bike, but I was looking through my pictures and remembered I had taken these, so I uploaded them on Photobucket.

    I was, admittedly, pretty psyched about the new chain, cassette, and derailleur coming in the mail that day, so I had to whip out the camera . The pictures are self-explanatory, so I will leave the commentary to your eyes.







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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee
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    [QUOTE=hardtailkid]Part of the reason my pictures look good (in my opinion, not necessarily yours) is because I strictly shoot in manual. I hate the look of Auto (the thought of it makes me cringe).

    These (obviously) aren't of my BMX bike, but I was looking through my pictures and remembered I had taken these, so I uploaded them on Photobucket.

    I was, admittedly, pretty psyched about the new chain, cassette, and derailleur coming in the mail that day, so I had to whip out the camera . The pictures are self-explanatory, so I will leave the commentary to your eyes.

    Great pics for sure but brakes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMajor
    Great pics for sure but brakes?
    Dogonfr told me to post up the "sick pics of my BMX bike." And can you please edit your response to my pictures and take out the IMG codes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    Dogonfr told me to post up the "sick pics of my BMX bike." And can you please edit your response to my pictures and take out the IMG codes?
    Awesome pics bro! Primo front sprocket? You rock brotha

    Edit: Yuprz I asked him to post up his BMX pics and htk proved his talents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Awesome pics bro! Primo front sprocket? You rock brotha

    Edit: Yuprz I asked him to post up his BMX pics and htk proved his talents.
    Yeahh...your guess is as good as mine on the front sprocket

    Thanks man

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