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    Quote Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
    Mounted it for speed and it's been very good.

    The AKA is already a very fast tire so it's a good match.

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    Awesome. Will have to try the AKA's on the rear when/if time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    Awesome. Will have to try the AKA's on the rear when/if time comes.
    The tread design makes it a helluva climber, that's what I was looking for.

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    Rode some yesterday and it was pretty much like riding through a bunch of modeling clay.

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    BBG bashguard installed. Loving the extra room.


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    Looking at upgrading the brakes (almost hit a tree yesterday because the brakes didn't grab too well). Any recommendations? Can we reuse the rotors or is it better to buy new ones?

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    You can re-use the rotors as long as they are the same size. Keep in mind that pads will bed in with your current rotor. It doesn't mean it won't work, it may just take a few rides to have them settle completely. I'd try new pads before you spend the coin to upgrade your brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    You can re-use the rotors as long as they are the same size. Keep in mind that pads will bed in with your current rotor. It doesn't mean it won't work, it may just take a few rides to have them settle completely. I'd try new pads before you spend the coin to upgrade your brakes.
    Thank you. Can you recommend some pads? Seems I have to get specific ones for my brakes (Tektro I.O.)?

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    Pads come in sintered metallic or organic. If you aren't having luck with the ones you have, switch to the other compound. Sorry, I don't know which you have. Most likely metallic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Pads come in sintered metallic or organic. If you aren't having luck with the ones you have, switch to the other compound. Sorry, I don't know which you have. Most likely metallic.
    They are the stock ones that came on the bike (2011 Giant Revel 1). Tektro I.O. Mechanical Brakes.

    Tektro Io Mechanical Disc Brake Pads > Components > Brakes > Brake Pads | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop (look to be metallic)

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    So I posted a "wanted" ad at my local mtb forum for hydraulic brakes... few options:

    Magura Marta
    Magura Louisa
    Avid Elixir CR
    Avid Juicy 5
    Avid Juicy 3

    I'm doing some research now, but can anyone with more knowledge than me compare the brakes or sort them in order of preference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    So I posted a "wanted" ad at my local mtb forum for hydraulic brakes... few options:

    Magura Marta
    Magura Louisa
    Avid Elixir CR
    Avid Juicy 5
    Avid Juicy 3

    I'm doing some research now, but can anyone with more knowledge than me compare the brakes or sort them in order of preference?
    I don't have any input as far as what I think is best, but I know Blue Sky Cycling sells the Elixirs for a really good price.

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    speaking of that, how would one go about putting hydraulic brakes on a cable brake bike? Do they mount in the same brackets as the cable noodles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
    I don't have any input as far as what I think is best, but I know Blue Sky Cycling sells the Elixirs for a really good price.

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    speaking of that, how would one go about putting hydraulic brakes on a cable brake bike? Do they mount in the same brackets as the cable noodles?
    Thanks for the link! I'll have to weigh the price of used vs price of new with the offers I'm getting.

    As for the cabling, I believe the brackets are too small. I'll prob have to zip tie it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    Thanks for the link! I'll have to weigh the price of used vs price of new with the offers I'm getting.

    As for the cabling, I believe the brackets are too small. I'll prob have to zip tie it.
    I'll likely take the brackets off of mine with a die grinder.

    Let us know what set you go with.

    I really want to go with the Elixir 9's, but there's tons of conflicting reviews online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
    I'll likely take the brackets off of mine with a die grinder.

    Let us know what set you go with.

    I really want to go with the Elixir 9's, but there's tons of conflicting reviews online.
    Yeah, I do not have the skills to take off any brackets. Hehe.

    I'm waiting to hear back from the Magura guy on price and also on the CR's price. The Avid Juicy 5's, are $120 for the set F&R (w/ rotors and hardware) which is a good price I think would be my third option I think. I'll still reading reviews.. want to make sure I make the right choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    I'm waiting to hear back from the Magura guy on price and also on the CR's price. The Avid Juicy 5's, are $120 for the set F&R (w/ rotors and hardware) which is a good price I think would be my third option I think. I'll still reading reviews.. want to make sure I make the right choice.
    Where did you find the Juicy 5's for that price?
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    can we "enlarge" the mount somehow?



    (pic i found online, i think the mounts on our bike is similar)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
    Where did you find the Juicy 5's for that price?
    It's a "used" set on my local mtb forum.

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    Maybe use something like this - HellermannTyton T50MR0C2 Cable Tie,Mount Hole,8" x 3/16",Black,50 lb./100pk | TESSCO so the hose/cable is not flopping around. use the water bottle mounts to screw this holder in place???

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    http://cabletiesunlimited.com/media/...e_mount_2.jpeg

    Just thinking out loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    Maybe use something like this - HellermannTyton T50MR0C2 Cable Tie,Mount Hole,8" x 3/16",Black,50 lb./100pk | TESSCO so the hose/cable is not flopping around. use the water bottle mounts to screw this holder in place???
    I'm afraid that would wear a hole into the line with all the vibration.
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    bikeparts has some cool stuff we "might" be able to use - Problem Solvers Black Hydraulic Brake guides - PAIR, Cable Stops, Guides, Pulleys

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    Hey guys!

    picked up a 2011 blk and red Revel 1 used from a local CL last year, and found this forum while looking for repair and upgrades for it..

    I'm a big guy 250, and trying to loose some weight. I stick to park paths and side walks. usually 7-12 miles at a time.

    But My Bottom Bracket is dieing. and my 32T gear in my crankset if pretty toast.

    I have looked through the thread but not seen much info on a proper size for the BB.

    I have seen many that repaced them so what is a good piece, a good gear set, and what tools will I need?

    I'm use to pulling engine and rebuilding them not so much with Bikes..

    Links to the parts would be awesome!!

    TIA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaloZ View Post

    I have looked through the thread but not seen much info on a proper size for the BB.

    TIA!
    Welcome! I'm sure someone will chime in soon. I just have not tackled this part of the bike yet.

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    The stock BB is a square taper sealed cartridge. You can replace it with an external bearing BB like a Truvativ GXP. The housing is 73mm so you do not need the spacers. Of course if you change the style of BB you will need a new crank.

    I replaced my crank with a Truvativ Stylo and have been very happy with it and i only run it with the 32t chainwheel.

    You will need a Park BBT-22 to remove the old BB and a BBT-19 to install the new BB (if changing to external bearing). Park Tool Co.

    Overall it is a very easy job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eff View Post
    The stock BB is a square taper sealed cartridge. You can replace it with an external bearing BB like a Truvativ GXP. The housing is 73mm so you do not need the spacers. Of course if you change the style of BB you will need a new crank.

    I replaced my crank with a Truvativ Stylo and have been very happy with it and i only run it with the 32t chainwheel.

    You will need a Park BBT-22 to remove the old BB and a BBT-19 to install the new BB (if changing to external bearing). Park Tool Co.

    Overall it is a very easy job.
    He'll also need a crank puller for square tapered cranks just to get to the BB. You're looking at close to $40 worth of tools. They are good to have but if you aren't doing it often, you should take it to your LBS. Have them show you what they are doing as they are doing it and in the future, you'll be set.
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    Yeah, I went to a Shimano XTR BB90 external BB bearing and Race Face XC crankset. Really digging it.
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