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JBA
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Re: Brakes

Postby JBA » Thu Apr 18, 2019 14:24 pm

Get a pair of THESE and you'll be sorted. It will save a lot of time and hassle messing about with the brakes you currently have.
I have just fitted a set to a hard tail I have built up for a mate and they are excellent.

180mm front and 160mm rear is fine. Clean the rotors with IPA, fit the new brakes and enjoy riding your bike.
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Re: Brakes

Postby Jacktegla » Thu Apr 18, 2019 16:49 pm

JBA wrote:Get a pair of THESE and you'll be sorted. It will save a lot of time and hassle messing about with the brakes you currently have.
I have just fitted a set to a hard tail I have built up for a mate and they are excellent.

180mm front and 160mm rear is fine. Clean the rotors with IPA, fit the new brakes and enjoy riding your bike.


Is there any difference between the Deore and SLX

also if my rotors we’re glazed over when I started this project (have buffed them up now) would it be better to swap for new, instead of using them or not.

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Re: Brakes

Postby Jacktegla » Thu Apr 18, 2019 18:48 pm

Are their any advantages of upgrading the size of the rotors

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Re: Brakes

Postby JBA » Thu Apr 18, 2019 19:04 pm

SLX have a knob to adjust the reach but you need an allen key for the Deores. Make sure you bed the pads in properly if you get new brakes or replace the pads in your current brakes.

Larger discs provide more braking power but you should be fine with 180F/160R unless you are doing proper downhill riding.
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Re: Brakes

Postby Jacktegla » Thu Apr 18, 2019 20:52 pm

So I’ve gone ahead and I’ve ordered a set of Shimano slx with 180mm Rotors for the front and 160 for the back.
I think this is the best option in the end, who doesn’t love new parts any way :D :D

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Re: Brakes

Postby BillyCool » Mon Apr 22, 2019 18:42 pm

Those are good brakes and should serve you well.
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