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    What should I use?

    Im just about to build a bike for my wife and I have two sets of disc brakes to choose from. one for her bike and one for mine. I want to put the best ones on my bike because the speeds she will be riding she could just drag her feet to stop herself.

    So I have some Hope Mono Minis the original ones that are black with gold bore caps with a 180 front rotor and a 160 rear rotor.
    The other brake set came as standard on my SBC Pitch Comp. Hayes stroker ryde witha 203 front and a 185 rear.

    What is the better brake?

    Thanks in advance.

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    When you already own both brake-sets, why are you asking a bunch of randoms which is best? Just try them for yourselves and see which brake suits which rider. Common sense would start with the Hopes on your wife's bike, given the smaller rotor size.
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    Steve thats probably the best thing to do but as I cant really be bothered to figure it out I thought I would ask on here. I agree with the common sense suggestion. But all brakes arnt created equal and I thought people on here might know more than me.

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    "Steve thats probably the best thing to do but as I cant really be bothered to figure it out I thought I would ask on here."

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    Well when I go out riding I like to spend the time enjoying myself and not thinking about the fine tuning of my parts. I was hoping somebody would have enough experience of both brakes to offer a valid opinion especially as this is the brake forum. If you have nothing of value to ad to the thread please move along.


    Anyhow I cant see what your big problem is with taking advice from random people. Isnt that what most newspapers and magazines offer everybody that buys them?

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    "If you have nothing of value to ad to the thread please move along."

    I gave you my advice and you agreed that it was the probably the best advice you could get. You also concurred with my suggestion to use some common sense in regards to fitting the smaller brakes to your wife's bike. What more do you want? Should I pop down and ride your bikes for you and tell you which you should prefer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Knees
    Im just about to build a bike for my wife and I have two sets of disc brakes to choose from. one for her bike and one for mine. I want to put the best ones on my bike because the speeds she will be riding she could just drag her feet to stop herself.

    So I have some Hope Mono Minis the original ones that are black with gold bore caps with a 180 front rotor and a 160 rear rotor.
    The other brake set came as standard on my SBC Pitch Comp. Hayes stroker ryde witha 203 front and a 185 rear.

    What is the better brake?

    Thanks in advance.
    Well, seeing as you could spend many hours of your time switching these brakes around, it makes sence to me why you would ask first.

    Anyway, I'd put the bigger ones on you bike.

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    Your advice wasn't bad, but you don't have to rip the guy apart for wanting to do things the easy way.

    Besides, I would try to gather more information rather than installing the whole brake systems and then having to swap them out if they didn't do what I wanted them to. That's a huge amount of effort for something you might be able to figure out with just a little research on the net.

    Badknees, what I would do is look up the make and model of the brake systems on the web and look for reviews and information on exactly what conditions each set is best for. You really haven't given us much information to go on, and if you bought two sets of disc brakes that's a big enough expense that I would hope you know what make and model you got. Once you do the research it should be easy enough to decide which set suits each riders riding style the best.

    As far as your wife goes I certainly hope you won't make her stop her bike by dragging her feet. She's going to go through a lot of shoes that way, and it's not too good on her feet either. If you're at all like me you're going to make sure her feet are in the best condition possible so she looks incredible in some five inch heels.

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