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A few questions about Mechanical Discs?

gt-arrowheadgt-arrowhead Posts: 2,507
edited March 2013 in MTB workshop & tech

Theres no 2 ways about it but i will end up getting mechanical disc brakes on my bike rather than hydraulic ones. Ive been looking at hydraulic brakes and the price is WAY out of my range.

So are mechanical disc brakes just totally censored ? Im assuming they are worse than hydraulic disc brakes because the price difference is monumental.

Bearing in mind that this will be my first time with disc brakes, how hard will it be to set up and adjust?

Does anyone know any good disc brake callipers that i could get for something like £40 for the pair? or is that too little money. I could delay the build a bit and save up more money for something better but i cant save up enough for hydros cause its just too much.

How much of a disadvantage do callipers have compared to hydros?



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