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    Hydro disc setup, good set not to heavy on a budget???

    Anybody seen a good deal on a decent set of hydraulic discs?

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    Jenson had LX cheap for a while. chainreactioncycles in the uk have good prices for complete sets too

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnkiwi
    Jenson had LX cheap for a while. chainreactioncycles in the uk have good prices for complete sets too
    Here are the LX at Jenson:
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    I'm running them now, they stop with power and have had zero problems. I picked up a whole setup (calipers, rotors, brake lines, levers, etc.) for under $150.

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    check local shops

    If you have a local Performance Bike shop, I got LX calipers/rotors for $30. Also, scored $20 LX levers/hoses for $20 at REI.

    [SIZE=5]Aaron T. Collins[/SIZE]

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    Hayes HFX are going for $79 at any number of places (wheelworld etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomaly
    Hayes HFX are going for $79 at any number of places (wheelworld etc)
    no offense, but i heard these are crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazymad
    Here are the LX at Jenson:
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    I'm running them now, they stop with power and have had zero problems. I picked up a whole setup (calipers, rotors, brake lines, levers, etc.) for under $150.
    they only have front.

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    Not sure if they're better than the LX brakes. But, Jenson has the Magura Julie's for cheap:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Brake+Oe.aspx

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    Whoever told you Hayes HFX's are crap doesn't know what they are talking about. I've had my set for about 4 years now wihtout any problems. All my friends that have them don't have problems either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urnicus
    they only have front.
    "Note: Front and rear calipers are identical, the only difference is the adapter. So a front caliper can be used in the rear by adding a 74mm to 51mm IS adapter. " - per JensonUSA.com site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urnicus
    no offense, but i heard these are crap.
    No offense, but you are wrong.

    Also realize if you get the Shimano setup you have to get a center lock to 6 bolt adapter, unless you run centerlock wheels.

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    Ditto. Been running both HFX-9 and the MAGs from Hayes. Both work great and the only difference I've experienced is the method for bleeding them...

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    I'm actually running the Shimano on 6-bolt hubs. Just purchase Shimano XT 6-bolt rotors, normally around $10 on eBay or $22 retail.

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    NO SHIRT
    NO SHOES
    NO DICE

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    go for mechanicals.

    My bike came with avid juicy 7 brakes. When they worked they were nice, but over time there were causing me headaches and finally I decided to move to Avid BB7s. Been running on them for about 9 months and I have no regrets.

    If you look at reviews of any of the Hydro brakes many people have problems, but if you look at the reviews for the Avid BB7 everyone seems very happy. If the price was the same I would take the Avid bb7 over any hydrolic brakes, but the best part is they are much cheaper, and if you already have mechanical breaks you can re-use your levers.

    Not sure if this is the cheapest but Pricepoint has them for about $50 for the fronts and $50 for the backs.

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/126...r=IN080BB1.htm
    TEX

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff spicoli
    wow, that is a great deal... not sure i can pass that one up..... hmmmmmm

    only thing is i kind of wanted SRAM stuff..... i will have to rethink that.

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    Don't be afraid of the HFX they work just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campisi
    Don't be afraid of the HFX they work just fine.
    2nd that. The 9s aren't the lightest but I've used mine in all conditions for nearly 2 years and they've needed to be bled just once and have had zero problems. Can't complain at all.

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    i will consider the hayes hfx as well. thanks for the recommendation.

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