Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

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Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby Benz carrera » Thu Jan 17, 2013 19:33 pm

Hello I currently have Clarks SX hydraulic disc brakes on my 2012 carrera Vulcan and lets be honest there not the best so I was wondering what brakes are the best for money and performance I want sharp brakes front and rear many thanks

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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby nicklouse » Thu Jan 17, 2013 19:35 pm

please learn to post in the correct forum.
Just about every single buying advice post you have ever made has not been in the buying section.


for me any of the recent Formula brakes.
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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby Benz carrera » Thu Jan 17, 2013 19:52 pm

Oh sorry mate I will get the hang of it one day like bikes I suppose lol thanks if you have any links would be great

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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby cooldad » Thu Jan 17, 2013 19:55 pm

Shimano Deore 596
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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby stubs » Thu Jan 17, 2013 19:57 pm

cooldad wrote:Shimano Deore 596


This ^^^^^^ You wont go wrong with any of the latest Shimano brakes they really are brilliant. Shimano have really upped there game over the last couple of years and in my opinion have no equal for all round performance.
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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby Greer_ » Thu Jan 17, 2013 20:01 pm

+1 :D

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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby Levi_501 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 20:08 pm

nicklouse wrote:for me any of the recent Formula brakes.


Braking performance, definitely; service/bleeding performance, dire!

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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby Benz carrera » Thu Jan 17, 2013 20:11 pm

What does +1 mean sorry?

And the deore looks good where's the cheapest place to buy saw them for £109 or best offer

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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby 97th choice » Thu Jan 17, 2013 20:16 pm

Pop your credit card details up and someone will buy them for you as well.
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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby Luapsnnib » Thu Jan 17, 2013 20:31 pm

Chain reaction sell them 40 quid my mate got a front one last week great brake and great service as usual from chain reaction

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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby DodgeT » Thu Jan 17, 2013 20:47 pm

Get on either bikediscount.de or rosebikes for basic shimano from £20 an end

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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby cooldad » Thu Jan 17, 2013 20:54 pm

No, don't. The 596's are streets ahead.
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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby DodgeT » Thu Jan 17, 2013 21:05 pm

But he should still look at those 2 sites. If budget is tight, they're an option.


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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby Myster101 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 22:47 pm

Just go for the Shimano M596's from CRC and be done with it :lol:
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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby Twelly » Thu Jan 17, 2013 23:08 pm

...or Shimano M596 from bike-discount.de and be done with it.

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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby jonny2773 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 23:41 pm

+1 for shimano M596, they are great price with excellent stopping power.

Although they are a little on the heavy side the technology has trickled down from their higher end kit, I can't recommend them enough, by far the best bang for your bucks.

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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby nicklouse » Thu Jan 17, 2013 23:53 pm

Levi_501 wrote:
nicklouse wrote:for me any of the recent Formula brakes.


Braking performance, definitely; service/bleeding performance, dire!

never had any issues when working on the current formula brakes. (Oro on). earlier ones yes bleeding was a bit fun.

if you have the bleed kit and are aware of any issues (normally in the manual) like the o ring under the bleed screw.
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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby Benz carrera » Fri Jan 18, 2013 05:31 am

Thank you will have a look will I need the cables and disks to or do I just use mine I got on now?

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Re: Hydrolic brakes best for money and performance!!!

Postby Luapsnnib » Fri Jan 18, 2013 07:16 am

Use your disks you have on already , the brake my mate got from crc came all fixed together ( lever , tube ,and calliper ) pre bled , also it comes with extra olives and bits in case you need to shorten the hydrolic tubes .


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