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    Gyro - Disc brake Compatability?

    I'm thinking I might want to learn barspins, are gyros compatable with disc brakes?
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    Yes, mechanical discs can be set up with gyros. But gyros destroy the feel of the brakes. It's easier just to have a long piece of housing and cable.

    There are also hydraulic gyros, but they're not real mainstream yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Yes, mechanical discs can be set up with gyros. But gyros destroy the feel of the brakes. It's easier just to have a long piece of housing and cable.

    There are also hydraulic gyros, but they're not real mainstream yet.
    ahh what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    ahh what?
    Interesting...

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    yeah, but you can't properly set-up a normal "MTB" Avid BB7 (that we are all familiar with) or hayes mx/etc., with a gyro from a bmx. The gyro doesn''t have enough travel to take up the slack needed with a V-brake style lever.

    You will need a "ROAD" version of the Avid BB7, which is meant for short pull road levers, and, coincidently, will work with a bmx lever as well, such as an ODSY Mono or Diatech Dirt Harry, etc...





    and before you go laying down coin for a gyro conversion set-up, make sure your front tire will clear your foot on the forward pedal, and your bars will clear your legs as well.
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    Thats weird but nice.
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    man i love gyros! especially after i've been drinking.

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    just get a long cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Yes, mechanical discs can be set up with gyros. But gyros destroy the feel of the brakes. It's easier just to have a long piece of housing and cable.
    Set up properly you can not feel a difference between a gyro and straight cable. Problem is most people don't have the patience to set-up a gyro properly. They can take some tinkering.

    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    yeah, but you can't properly set-up a normal "MTB" Avid BB7 (that we are all familiar with) or hayes mx/etc., with a gyro from a bmx. The gyro doesn''t have enough travel to take up the slack needed with a V-brake style lever.
    Actually, you can set up a gyro using V-brakes/long pull MTB disc mechs. You will however be almost to the limit of its cable travel using the stock cables. Replacing the splitters with Primo Perverts allows a little more cable adjustment.

    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    You will need a "ROAD" version of the Avid BB7, which is meant for short pull road levers, and, coincidently, will work with a bmx lever as well, such as an ODSY Mono or Diatech Dirt Harry, etc...
    This will make life a little easier during set-up.

    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    and before you go laying down coin for a gyro conversion set-up, make sure your front tire will clear your foot on the forward pedal, and your bars will clear your legs as well.
    Practice X-ups. If you can X-up past your foward foot without hitting it, you can bar-spin without hitting it. As far as your bars clearing your legs, most street/dj frames are long enough that if you pinch the seat with your knees the bars will clear your legs. Practice doing bar-spin manuals. Once you got them on the ground you can take them to the air fairly easily.


    Quote Originally Posted by cummings
    just get a long cable.
    After many 10+ years of riding with a gyro, this is what I do, mostly due to linear brake cables becoming available. These cables allow for a spin or two without binding the cable.

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