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Do my front and rear brakes have to match?

iRavesiRaves Posts: 50
edited March 2012 in MTB workshop & tech

I have a 2011 GT avalanche with tektro Auriga comps as standard.

The front one has bust, but I was wondering, do I need matching pair front and back?

I have found a shim deore front for £50 on CRC


  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    No need for matching pair at all, no, like many have different sized discs front and rear..... If you do have a mismatch get the 'better' (more braking for less lever effort) on the front as that end has more braking capacity.

    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • tommy-legtommy-leg Posts: 48
    did you buy it new? isn't there warranty on it still?
  • iRavesiRaves Posts: 50
    Oh I didn't even think of that.


    Yeah I bought it new. Must still have warranty on it. Just bought a replacement aswel!

    I will enquire about that. Thanks!
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