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Disc brakes!

oileighoileigh Posts: 11
edited August 2007 in MTB buying advice
I've been riding around for long enough with rubbish brakes.
It's time to treat myself. :o

I don't know much about which brakes to get and so would be grateful for any advice.
I do trail riding and a bit of downhill.
Can anyone help me?

Deal with it!


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    what is the bike?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • oileighoileigh Posts: 11
    Its a Marin B17.

    I really like it, but it came with hope cable brakes which have come to the end of their life!

    Looking around the internet I can see shimano xt look quite good and have just spotted some avid juicy's which I will have to read more about.

    I'm sure they will all be good enough but would rather hear about these things from peoples experience rather than a sales assistant.
    Deal with it!
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    What disc mounts do you have on the B17?
  • oileighoileigh Posts: 11
    My front forks are Marzochi.
    Deal with it!
  • do you have IS mounts?
    We used to live to ride, but then we gave up living. We ride
  • crud_munchcrud_munch Posts: 158
    have a look at halfords bikehut disc brakes they are very similar to diatech anchors!
  • ibbowmbibbowmb Posts: 13
    I switched from Shimano deore to Avid Juicy 5s,my only gripe is i should've gone for the juicy 7s!!!if you have the mounts go for the Avids.
    Its grim up north(snigger)
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