Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

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Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby Wavy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 06:52 am

Hi Guys,

Got me a Rockrider Big RR 5.3 29er and got out on a few trails recently - but I have noticed that the mechanical mx5 brakes are not enough to scrub any speed of for me when on a descent.

Im 19 stone and 6ft3 - I am sure the weight will make a difference?

Can anybody suggest a good value, hydro system that will stop the thing so I can advance my riding skills - As at the moment I feel the lack of brakes are holding me back form pushing on as I cannot scrub any speed off at speed if I need too.

I can buy second hand, and don't really want to spend loads of wongas.

Cheers

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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 06:56 am

Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.

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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby ej2320 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 07:38 am

Chunkers1980 wrote:Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.


Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors

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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby welshkev » Thu Aug 29, 2013 07:46 am

ej2320 wrote:
Chunkers1980 wrote:Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.


Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors


I run 180mm rotors!

203 front and 180 back i'd suggest possibly? give you that extra power for sure
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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby felix.london » Thu Aug 29, 2013 08:51 am

welshkev wrote:
ej2320 wrote:
Chunkers1980 wrote:Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.


Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors


I run 180mm rotors!


me too!...all 73kg of me
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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby POAH » Thu Aug 29, 2013 09:17 am

get deore M615 with 180 mm ice tech rotors

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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby POAH » Thu Aug 29, 2013 09:20 am

welshkev wrote:
ej2320 wrote:
Chunkers1980 wrote:Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.


Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors


I run 180mm rotors!

203 front and 180 back i'd suggest possibly? give you that extra power for sure


forks are not warrantied for anything bigger than 185

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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby welshkev » Thu Aug 29, 2013 09:21 am

POAH wrote:
welshkev wrote:
ej2320 wrote:
Chunkers1980 wrote:Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.


Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors


I run 180mm rotors!

203 front and 180 back i'd suggest possibly? give you that extra power for sure


forks are not warrantied for anything bigger than 185


huh? I have 203 rotors on my spesh big hit as standard :?
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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby Croptonboy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 09:36 am

Wavy wrote:
I can buy second hand, and don't really want to spend loads of wongas.

Cheers


I bought a pair of Deore M445s for £60 on eBay. They're in great condition and work fine. Much better than the previous Tektro mechanical offering that was on there

However, for not much more, you can get yourself a new set of the M596s which are on sale:
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/pp/mtb-bm ... s-mtb/bram
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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby chez_m356 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 09:43 am

welshkev wrote:
POAH wrote:
welshkev wrote:
ej2320 wrote:
Chunkers1980 wrote:Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.


Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors


I run 180mm rotors!

203 front and 180 back i'd suggest possibly? give you that extra power for sure


forks are not warrantied for anything bigger than 185


huh? I have 203 rotors on my spesh big hit as standard :?

somehow i doubt he has the same forks as you :wink:
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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby welshkev » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:15 am

Ah sorry, you meant the OP's forks, not forks in general :lol:
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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby Pesky Jones » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:18 am

I run a 180 on front and 160 on back, both brakes are deore - they will be more than enough to stop you trust me!

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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby dusk » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:13 pm

welshkev wrote:
POAH wrote:
welshkev wrote:
ej2320 wrote:
Chunkers1980 wrote:Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.


Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors


I run 180mm rotors!

203 front and 180 back i'd suggest possibly? give you that extra power for sure


forks are not warrantied for anything bigger than 185


huh? I have 203 rotors on my spesh big hit as standard :?


I'm 75kg's and run 203mm front and rear on my trail bike with Formula R0's, overkill maybe :lol:
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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby Croptonboy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 13:07 pm

If you're on a tight budget, these don't seem bad for the price?
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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby Wavy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 13:17 pm

Cheers for the advice guys.

Got up to £100 to spend so will start looking now.

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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby dusk » Thu Aug 29, 2013 13:23 pm

if you can stretch a bit further there are XT brakes on Ribble for £126 a set which are very very good

edit - SLX for £100 on Ribble, job done
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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby Wavy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 13:35 pm

dusk wrote:if you can stretch a bit further there are XT brakes on Ribble for £126 a set which are very very good

edit - SLX for £100 on Ribble, job done


Both out of stock!

Typical!!!!

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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby dusk » Thu Aug 29, 2013 13:42 pm

if you search around you'll get close to that price I'm sure, if you don't mind switching hoses over then some of the German shops can be quite cheap
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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby Giraffoto » Thu Aug 29, 2013 13:58 pm

Deore brakes are brilliant, and if you get them from the UK all you need to do is shorten the hoses. Which isn't such a big deal. The German sites may be cheaper, but you have to pay a few quid in P&P which makes Wiggle or CRC the cheapest again. If you're coming from a cable disk, just change the calipers at first and see how much better the braking is - then decide if you need to change the rotors or not.
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Re: Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

Postby paul.skibum » Fri Aug 30, 2013 07:03 am

Another vote for Deore http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/mtb-parts/brakes/disc-brakes/shimano-disc-brakes/shimano-deore-m596-disc-brake-set-front-rear.html - I'd try them at 160mm first as they will pretty much stop a charging rhino - if you need a bigger disc and adapter it wont be too pricey.
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