Hydraulic disc brake recomendations

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Telsun
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Hydraulic disc brake recomendations

Postby Telsun » Sat Aug 10, 2013 23:36 pm

A friend has a CB Cape Wrath fitted with Quad QHD -1 brakes but the rear has lost one of the magnets that hold the pad in place rendering it pretty useless, it also needs new pads front and rear too.

As I understand it Quad are now out of business so the chance of getting a new little magnet are pretty slim so can you recommend a decent set of new disc brakes that I can fit for him? I don't suppose they have to be hydraulic I just want to take them out off the box, bolt them on and for them to work extremely well...

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Re: Hydraulic disc brake recomendations

Postby cooldad » Sat Aug 10, 2013 23:47 pm

Shimano.
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Re: Hydraulic disc brake recomendations

Postby ilovedirt » Sun Aug 11, 2013 00:45 am

cooldad wrote:Shimano.

This, just the entry level Deores will do.
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Re: Hydraulic disc brake recomendations

Postby deebizzle » Sun Aug 11, 2013 01:15 am

AVOID Avid Elixirs - have had no end of bother with them, have spent so much on getting them rebled, repaired etc I should've just got new brakes.

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Re: Hydraulic disc brake recomendations

Postby coulddobetter » Sun Aug 11, 2013 01:31 am

I have avid elixir 9 and have no bother at all just to redress the anti avid position. From what I have read older avid did have problems but they have upped their game .I certainly couldn't want for more easily tuneable reliable stopping power.

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Re: Hydraulic disc brake recomendations

Postby POAH » Sun Aug 11, 2013 04:42 am

the entry level M615 deores are a decent brake and not expensive either for a set plus they are easy to shorten the hose.


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Tom Barton
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Re: Hydraulic disc brake recomendations

Postby Tom Barton » Sun Aug 11, 2013 18:38 pm

Another vote for anything shimano here.

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Re: Hydraulic disc brake recomendations

Postby bwfc4eva868 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 19:38 pm

Another vote for Shimano deores. I have the older M535 and put new pads in the other day and I forgot how good they are. A lot better than the Avids on my mate's Boardman. I can stop quicker than him in our pointless brake test.
They scream in the wet though.

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Re: Hydraulic disc brake recomendations

Postby pete_s » Sun Aug 11, 2013 20:30 pm

Definitely Shimano Deore's. £40 each from Wiggle is an absolute bargain. Make sure you buy some oil and the bleed cup at the same time because the hoses are ridiculously long and the factory bleed on them is pants.

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Re: Hydraulic disc brake recomendations

Postby ej2320 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 20:45 pm

coulddobetter wrote:I have avid elixir 9 and have no bother at all just to redress the anti avid position. From what I have read older avid did have problems but they have upped their game .I certainly couldn't want for more easily tuneable reliable stopping power.


Elixir 9 or above it fine, it's the lower end ones that are a bit dodge

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Re: Hydraulic disc brake recomendations

Postby POAH » Mon Aug 12, 2013 03:31 am

ej2320 wrote:
coulddobetter wrote:I have avid elixir 9 and have no bother at all just to redress the anti avid position. From what I have read older avid did have problems but they have upped their game .I certainly couldn't want for more easily tuneable reliable stopping power.


Elixir 9 or above it fine, it's the lower end ones that are a bit dodge


no issues with the elixir 3's on my son's bike


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