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    Which disc brake?

    I've got a 2000 marzocchi Z.1 CR with an XT hub, I was wondering what brakes I can use. Are they all prety much universal? I dont know much about disc brakes, so I just wanted to make sure I know what Im looking for first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zonk0u
    I've got a 2000 marzocchi Z.1 CR with an XT hub, I was wondering what brakes I can use. Are they all prety much universal? I dont know much about disc brakes, so I just wanted to make sure I know what Im looking for first.
    It uses a international standard mount. Any brake will work just fine. For larger rotors, you will require a different adaptor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    ...... Any brake will work just fine. For larger rotors, you will require a different adaptor.
    if you have a post mount brake (ie. hayes or avid) you will need an adapter also....

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    Any suggestions on what the best bang for my buck may be?

    Im looking for something with great stopping power, however I dont like the brakes that are ON/OFF I like a little modulation and feel, but I still would prefer to 1 finger brake.

    Are brake systems usually sold as a pair? or one at a time? Are there front / rear specific brakes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    if you have a post mount brake (ie. hayes or avid) you will need an adapter also....
    Well, they usually include the adapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Well, they usually include the adapter.
    oh, never purchased either so i didn't know.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zonk0u
    Any suggestions on what the best bang for my buck may be?

    Im looking for something with great stopping power, however I dont like the brakes that are ON/OFF I like a little modulation and feel, but I still would prefer to 1 finger brake.

    Are brake systems usually sold as a pair? or one at a time? Are there front / rear specific brakes?
    How much are you looking to spend?

    moderately priced:c
    Hayes El Caminos
    Hayes HFX Mag
    Avid Juicy

    a little cheaper:
    Avid bb7 mechanical disc brakes
    Hayes HFX-9

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    mmmmmm... carbon

    the new Juicy 7 Carbons look sweet

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    how big a difference is there betweent he Juicy 5 and the 7 185mm?
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    anything but hayes HFX-9
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