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    Gator brake

    Does any one know anthing bought these brakes.
    I am looking at the six piston designe but cant find any info on them on the web . Their home page does not offer much.
    http://www.gatorbrake.com/

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    I was going to post the same. Supposed to be good, as per a thread in the archives here. The only issue I see if they are really the real deal is getting replacement pads and parts. If you buy one, get the replacement pads now because PP is the ONLY place to get them, it seems.

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    I couldnt find any reveiws on mtbr at all do you have that link?

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    I thought I read that they were horrible in an old thread. Do a search.

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    Useful

    Quite useful info their. Thanks Already did a search!

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    want me to spoon feed you?

    Gatorbrake 8 piston DH brake....wowzerz...

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    Please do Like to have people like you do my work!!!

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    for what reason do u need 8 pistons unless you weigh like 500 pounds
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    actually... the more pistons the less power i think cause you're applying the same amount of force to more pistons. Better modulation though. 8 pistons is definitely overkill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    actually... the more pistons the less power i think cause you're applying the same amount of force to more pistons. Better modulation though. 8 pistons is definitely overkill...
    No, not necessarily. Multiple pistons can also help push a longer pad out more evenly. This longer pad would produce friction due to more surface area. In this manner, a staggered size, multiple piston layout would produce more power, as well as helping modulation.

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    problem with all those pistons is

    your master cylinder is going to have to MOVE a lot of VOLUME of FLUID to make it work well.

    If you remember correctly some of the first designs for disc brakes used VERY LARGE master cylinders, almost like some motorcycle parts, worked OK, but very heavy.

    Andy, invest in some SAINT or CODE brakes and you will never look back.

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    I'd be willing to test some if Alligator would oblige but it does seem like overkill for overkill's sake.

    I think most people would agree that the Hope M6 Ti is too much for the majority of people/bikes (though I would recommend them as the finishing touch to you ultimate DH sled).

    With a pad that long it's bound to be easy to lock-up (assuming even pressure from all pistons) unless you're one hell of a big boy (or girl).
    Last edited by Ace1; 07-04-2007 at 04:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Havoc

    Andy, invest in some SAINT or CODE brakes and you will never look back.
    true dat...and parts are easily available
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    I've read the gatorbrakes are utterly terrible for modulation, and overall they don't preform much better than Juicies

    stick with what works

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