Braided brake hose suppliers

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Russyh
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Braided brake hose suppliers

Postby Russyh » Tue Oct 29, 2013 22:56 pm

Hi,
Anyone point me in the direction of a good supplier of braided hoses. I currently have a set of hope/Goodrich hoses on my m4 brakes, which are great but need replacing as they are starting to look a mess. Trouble is the Goodrich hoses seem to be not quite enough for both brakes. Which makes them an expensive option.anyone know if you can buy it off a real somewhere? Or are the superstar component 5 braid hoses any good at all for hope brakes?

Thanks in advance,

Russ

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Re: Braided brake hose suppliers

Postby cooldad » Wed Oct 30, 2013 01:33 am

Actually pointless, unless you want to pay for the bling.
Make bugger all difference to braking.
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Re: Braided brake hose suppliers

Postby RevellRider » Wed Oct 30, 2013 07:11 am

Cooldad, some people are just suckers for bling.

Russyh, you can buy Goodridge hose by the metre. If it is already Goodridge hose fitted then you can just swap the fittings over and use this- http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/good ... p-prod2938

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Re: Braided brake hose suppliers

Postby Russyh » Wed Oct 30, 2013 07:28 am

Cheers revellrider, I am not sure why the hell I couldn't find that! Been looking for days and kept coming back to the prep acts which don't come with enough hose for both brakes on a proper bike!

Cheers for the advice cooldad, aware it does very little. But I am happy to pay for the bling, hence why I wasn't asking if people recommended it. We all have our little quirks and mine is spending money on my bike, and it looks like I'm not the only one!

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Re: Braided brake hose suppliers

Postby POAH » Wed Oct 30, 2013 08:47 am

cooldad wrote:Actually pointless, unless you want to pay for the bling.
Make bugger all difference to braking.



not quite true

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Re: Braided brake hose suppliers

Postby cooldad » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:33 am

POAH wrote:
cooldad wrote:Actually pointless, unless you want to pay for the bling.
Make bugger all difference to braking.



not quite true

Totally true. All hose is braided, generally with Kevlar, a mighty space age material. Goodrich et al just add weight and bling with metal on the outside. Bike brakes, unlike car and motorcycle brakes, don't work at high enough pressure to warrant it.
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Re: Braided brake hose suppliers

Postby The Rookie » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:59 am

Even if they did, pressure at one end of the hose equals pressure at the other or the fluid flows to even it out so it does.....would be of a very small benefit on a 'negative servo' lever.

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Re: Braided brake hose suppliers

Postby Kowalski675 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 18:49 pm

The Rookie wrote:Even if they did, pressure at one end of the hose equals pressure at the other or the fluid flows to even it out so it does.....would be of a very small benefit on a 'negative servo' lever.


Can't see them being of any advantage on a pushbike, but on motorcycles they're a definite improvement - more power, better feel, longer lasting and, all importantly, much better looking, lol.

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Re: Braided brake hose suppliers

Postby Russyh » Wed Oct 30, 2013 19:16 pm

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all importantly, much better looking, lol.
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Amen to that.

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Re: Braided brake hose suppliers

Postby stellamandude » Wed Oct 30, 2013 19:20 pm

Just replaced mine with the Clarks stuff :D

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/clar ... -prod52703

Under £10 for front and back 8)


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