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    What would you do?

    Hello. I am thinking of switching my avid mechanical brakes with my brothers Shimano Hydraulic brakes (he hasn't ridden in years and will never notice). Do I feel bad about it? A little, but I nearly burned my brakes up on the Monarch Crest Trail near Salida yesterday. Im riding a Rigid SS. Would you switch them? His bike is a 26incher mine is 29. Im guessing it doesn't matter.

    Obviously Mechanical vs. Hydraulic is an ongoing argument, just wondering... What would you do?

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    I'm telling MOM!

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    My sister use to take my stuff without asking. Leave his sh#t a lone and get your own. Or better yet ask him he might surprise you and say yes.

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    Confucius once said, "you snooze, you lose." Grab 'em! In no time, you'll be swiping ice cream cones from kids... Ahh, the memories.


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    Just go ahead and sell the rest of his bike on ebay as well....
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

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    Rub it............
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    I'd say it would depend on the brake comparison.

    If your ditching BB5's for a set of Shimano Deore's, SLX's or XT's then go for it. If you have BB7's and switching for a set of Shimano non-series brake, like the BR-445's, then the choice is a bit tougher.

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