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    Need some good stopping power!

    Hey all,
    I just started a bike build and i need some brakes. I currently have some mechanical disk brakes but i think its time to move to hydros. Anyone have a good set in sight? I dont wanna spend more than $200 on a set though.
    thanks!

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    how much do you want to spend 199?

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    just anything under 200..?

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    You don't have to go to hydraulic brakes to get better braking performance. For around $100, you can pick up a pair of Avid BB7's. All the braking you need.

    Hydraulics are nice, but unless you can find a close out sale, your going to minimally spend around $130 per wheel.

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    Yea i have the BB5 and they arent my favorite. Are the BB7 alot better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barefootdan
    Yea i have the BB5 and they arent my favorite. Are the BB7 alot better?
    the BB7 has larger pad that wear slower and dissipate heat better, leading to better performance. They are also significantly easier to setup for proper power and are easier to adjust over time.

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    sweet thanks, i think ill do that. I was kinda worried about dealing with hydros anyway aha
    Best to get 180mm rotors up from and 160 back right?

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    I just picked up a pair of elixirs on ebay for $73/wheel after shipping. This did not include rotors, but it sounds like you already have them.

    And yes...180F 160R is pretty common for trail riding.

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    I'm 215lb and prefer 185/185 for my bikes.

    You can get a set of Stroker Carbons from bobsbicycles (in ID, www.?) for under $200 with 180f/160r. Cost about $210 with 180/180. I just got a set and have had no issues after a few rides on them. I like them well enough to spend that much on them. BB7's will be about $150 after Jag Ripcord, SD levers + brakes. Maybe a little cheaper if you shop.

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    If you want powerful brakes the two most powerful are either Saint or Formula One.

    bit out of budget, but only info I had to offer =-)
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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