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    Best Hydraulic Disc Brakeset (Front and Rear) $75 or LESS

    I was just wondering what's the best hydraulic disc brake you can buy, for the front and rear, for $75 or less. I know, a single mid-end brakeset cost the same but it's for a 13 year old bike that's still on mechanical. Thanks.

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    Shimano BR-MT201 would be a good start at $36.99 on sale for a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by areeves08 View Post
    Shimano BR-MT201 would be a good start at $36.99 on sale for a set.
    just put a set of these on my rigid SS 29er... no complaints so far, especially at this price point

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    Thanks for the replies... I've looked them up and they look quite good... Then I saw a Magura MT2 at $60 for two sets. Would this be drastically better long term (durability, pads replacement, maintenance) than the Shimanos? I live in Asia and as far as I know, Maguras are not widely available in my country.

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    I would say that Magura would be the better brake. But I donít know if the durability would be better, because historically, Magura doesnít hold up well in crashes, they tend to break levers and such.

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    MT520 set or 420 set both are 4 piston. Try the German sites like Bike24, H&S, bikecomponents, Starbike.
    https://www.bike24.com/p2346748.html?menu=1000,2,15
    They may ship to your country.

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    Are you running mechanical disk brakes now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Are you running mechanical disk brakes now?
    Yes. It's a Hayes MX4 with Avid FR-5 levers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    MT520 set or 420 set both are 4 piston. Try the German sites like Bike24, H&S, bikecomponents, Starbike.
    https://www.bike24.com/p2346748.html?menu=1000,2,15
    They may ship to your country.
    Thanks. I checked the link and the only ones that ship to my country are the really expensive $500-$1000 brakesets

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    After further looking, I think I'd go with Shimano MT-200, although I don't like that the lever is for three-finger braking

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    For me, the shorter the brake lever, the better. I only use one finger for braking. I like a full grip on sketchy stuff and with solid brakes, one or two fingers is all that I need.
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    If you are willing to wait a month or so, you can get the mt200 under $60 off AliExpress.
    https://forums.mtbr.com/brake-time/s...l#post14766195

    The M446 is up there too for around the same price. I am just trying to figure out which one is better.

    A YouTube video review on it made me confident it was legit and there are a ton of reviews on Ali Express.

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