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    Best Deal on Disc Brakes?

    I am building up a singlespeed out of used parts I have lying around. Fortunately or unfortunately the frame and wheelset I have are both disc-only. The wallet is thin and cheap is my motto. Anyone have a pointer to the best deal on a set of dic brakes? Thanks...

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    My buddies all swear by the Avid mechs

    This guy has them cheap on ebay all the time: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...693238415&rd=1

    He typically allso has the 7" and 8" too

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    Look here

    Try here
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...4&category=411
    Universal Cycles discount box, disc brakes.
    I got the last pair of Grimeca System 17's - the 6 piston jobbies - $150, can't belive it.
    The Magura Gustav's look like a good deal. The Formula's are sure cheap but reviews
    say they don't stop a big guy like me very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonb
    I am building up a singlespeed out of used parts I have lying around. Fortunately or unfortunately the frame and wheelset I have are both disc-only. The wallet is thin and cheap is my motto. Anyone have a pointer to the best deal on a set of dic brakes? Thanks...

    jason
    I saw a few days ago that one of the online(jenson, pricepoint, supergo) stores was having a deal on Hayes mechs for 39 bucks. not too bad eh?

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    Avid Mechanicals, no question..

    Quote Originally Posted by kgardnez
    My buddies all swear by the Avid mechs

    This guy has them cheap on ebay all the time: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...693238415&rd=1

    He typically allso has the 7" and 8" too
    I second the motion. Go with the Avid mechanicals. They're the best disc brakes for the money according to all the guys I know who ride with them.
    MCM# 2007.1

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    ehh

    thats a good deal on the avids. If you want hydro, i am using magura julies and i absolutely love them. I believe nashbar has em for like $60 per w/ wavy rotors, and you get a 180mm rotor up front. They come pre bled so they work like a charm, no complaints yet after 3 months!

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    Thanks everyone. I work on my GF's Avids quite often and they seem like a good brake. Been having some trouble with the pads retracting at an angle making them difficult to adjust and wearing the pads unevenly. Would love to stay hydraulic if I could -- have been running the 4 piston XTs since 2000 with little trouble. The B4's are damn cheap. Time to do my homework now. Thanks again.

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