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    Hydros and winter salt

    Have used bb7s the last few years, they always get trashed after a long winter with all the road salt.

    This spring I upgraded by bikes to Zee brakes and said goodbye to mechs. I wonder how they will holdup through the winter. Obviously they are well sealed, ceramic pistons, and they don't have that extra mechanical lever sticking out.

    I guess what I am trying to decide is run the Zee's or swap out for something cheaper like Deore or slx.

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    have you considered getting a beater for riding during the winter?
    97 specialized rockhopper.- urban beater
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    I have a beater but my commuter I ride too much so I throw on cheaper/old parts for the winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by dundundata View Post
    This spring I upgraded by bikes to Zee brakes and said goodbye to mechs. I wonder how they will holdup through the winter.
    It doesn't make any difference to them. Of course you will get more surface corrosion from filthy winter roads but the operation of the brakes should be unaffected.

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    It depends on where you ride, but mineral oil can get gross in the cold. I had sram guides, which use DOT fluid but after 2 years the pistons seized. I'm not sure if ceramic pistons can, but the brake around it is probably aluminum.

    TRP spykes have a cover that can keep a lot of the grime out.

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    Hold on to the Bb7s

    and get some aluminum rotors & you should be good..

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