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Good Value Brakes for a Big Lad?

WavyWavy Posts: 12
edited August 2013 in MTB buying advice
Hi Guys,

Got me a Rockrider Big RR 5.3 29er and got out on a few trails recently - but I have noticed that the mechanical mx5 brakes are not enough to scrub any speed of for me when on a descent.

Im 19 stone and 6ft3 - I am sure the weight will make a difference?

Can anybody suggest a good value, hydro system that will stop the thing so I can advance my riding skills - As at the moment I feel the lack of brakes are holding me back form pushing on as I cannot scrub any speed off at speed if I need too.

I can buy second hand, and don't really want to spend loads of wongas.

Cheers

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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.
  • ej2320ej2320 Posts: 1,543
    Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.

    Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    ej2320 wrote:
    Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.

    Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors

    I run 180mm rotors!

    203 front and 180 back i'd suggest possibly? give you that extra power for sure
  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    welshkev wrote:
    ej2320 wrote:
    Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.

    Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors

    I run 180mm rotors!

    me too!...all 73kg of me
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  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    get deore M615 with 180 mm ice tech rotors
  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    welshkev wrote:
    ej2320 wrote:
    Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.

    Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors

    I run 180mm rotors!

    203 front and 180 back i'd suggest possibly? give you that extra power for sure

    forks are not warrantied for anything bigger than 185
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    POAH wrote:
    welshkev wrote:
    ej2320 wrote:
    Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.

    Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors

    I run 180mm rotors!

    203 front and 180 back i'd suggest possibly? give you that extra power for sure

    forks are not warrantied for anything bigger than 185

    huh? I have 203 rotors on my spesh big hit as standard :?
  • CroptonboyCroptonboy Posts: 164
    edited August 2013
    Wavy wrote:

    I can buy second hand, and don't really want to spend loads of wongas.

    Cheers

    I bought a pair of Deore M445s for £60 on eBay. They're in great condition and work fine. Much better than the previous Tektro mechanical offering that was on there

    However, for not much more, you can get yourself a new set of the M596s which are on sale:
    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/pp/mtb-bm ... s-mtb/bram
  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
    welshkev wrote:
    POAH wrote:
    welshkev wrote:
    ej2320 wrote:
    Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.

    Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors

    I run 180mm rotors!

    203 front and 180 back i'd suggest possibly? give you that extra power for sure

    forks are not warrantied for anything bigger than 185

    huh? I have 203 rotors on my spesh big hit as standard :?
    somehow i doubt he has the same forks as you :wink:
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  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    Ah sorry, you meant the OP's forks, not forks in general :lol:
  • Pesky JonesPesky Jones Posts: 2,986
    I run a 180 on front and 160 on back, both brakes are deore - they will be more than enough to stop you trust me!
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  • duskdusk Posts: 583
    welshkev wrote:
    POAH wrote:
    welshkev wrote:
    ej2320 wrote:
    Shimano Deore with some bigger than normal rotors.

    Yea Deore will be good, 180mm rotors

    I run 180mm rotors!

    203 front and 180 back i'd suggest possibly? give you that extra power for sure

    forks are not warrantied for anything bigger than 185

    huh? I have 203 rotors on my spesh big hit as standard :?

    I'm 75kg's and run 203mm front and rear on my trail bike with Formula R0's, overkill maybe :lol:
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  • CroptonboyCroptonboy Posts: 164
    If you're on a tight budget, these don't seem bad for the price?
    viewtopic.php?f=40092&t=12939007
  • WavyWavy Posts: 12
    Cheers for the advice guys.

    Got up to £100 to spend so will start looking now.
  • duskdusk Posts: 583
    if you can stretch a bit further there are XT brakes on Ribble for £126 a set which are very very good

    edit - SLX for £100 on Ribble, job done
    YT Wicked 160 ltd
    Cotic BFe
    DMR Trailstar
    Canyon Roadlite
  • WavyWavy Posts: 12
    dusk wrote:
    if you can stretch a bit further there are XT brakes on Ribble for £126 a set which are very very good

    edit - SLX for £100 on Ribble, job done

    Both out of stock!

    Typical!!!!
  • duskdusk Posts: 583
    if you search around you'll get close to that price I'm sure, if you don't mind switching hoses over then some of the German shops can be quite cheap
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  • GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
    Deore brakes are brilliant, and if you get them from the UK all you need to do is shorten the hoses. Which isn't such a big deal. The German sites may be cheaper, but you have to pay a few quid in P&P which makes Wiggle or CRC the cheapest again. If you're coming from a cable disk, just change the calipers at first and see how much better the braking is - then decide if you need to change the rotors or not.
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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    Another vote for Deore http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/mtb-parts/brakes/disc-brakes/shimano-disc-brakes/shimano-deore-m596-disc-brake-set-front-rear.html - I'd try them at 160mm first as they will pretty much stop a charging rhino - if you need a bigger disc and adapter it wont be too pricey.
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  • JomoxJomox Posts: 250
    Wavy wrote:
    dusk wrote:
    if you can stretch a bit further there are XT brakes on Ribble for £126 a set which are very very good

    edit - SLX for £100 on Ribble, job done

    Both out of stock!

    Typical!!!!

    Search around and get some SLX, youll find a nice deal.
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