4 pot caliper

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4 pot caliper

Postby bramstoker » Mon Dec 10, 2012 18:30 pm

Looking to go with a 4 pot caliper on the back of my race bike (fat git with no stoppping power on a 160mm disc)
anyone recommend a good one? Got some SLX on at the moment and i was thinking of just getting a caliper to go on instead, anyone think there would be issues on mixing and matching leavers?

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Re: 4 pot caliper

Postby supersonic » Mon Dec 10, 2012 18:49 pm

More pots do not equal more power. They can help with modulation, in some cases, and possibly heat build up, but can create more problems than they cure.

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Re: 4 pot caliper

Postby bramstoker » Mon Dec 10, 2012 19:57 pm

What do you recommend for more stopping power then? limited to 160 mm disc (nothing bigger will fit into the frame)
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Re: 4 pot caliper

Postby The Rookie » Mon Dec 10, 2012 22:11 pm

Is the current brake working as it should? Unless you really are mahoosive then the SLX should be capable of locking the back wheel.

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Re: 4 pot caliper

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Dec 10, 2012 22:20 pm

Deore M-596 with 160mm rotors stop me fine... I'm 16st.

Sounds like a brake issue to me, SLX are great brakes.

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Re: 4 pot caliper

Postby cooldad » Mon Dec 10, 2012 22:31 pm

Use the front properly and you don't need much power at the back. You can lock up with cantis.
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Re: 4 pot caliper

Postby chez_m356 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:27 am

cooldad wrote:Use the front properly and you don't need much power at the back. You can lock up with cantis.

this....are you actually using the front brake ?
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Re: 4 pot caliper

Postby lostboysaint » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:34 am

The Northern Monkey wrote:Deore M-596 with 160mm rotors stop me fine... I'm 16st.

Sounds like a brake issue to me, SLX are great brakes.


That.

My Inbred runs Deore stoppers with standard 160mm rotors at both ends and is very capable of slowing me down properly. However, as has been pointed out, you probably need to use your front brake a LOT more, that's where the real stopping power is.
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