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Braided brake hose suppliers

russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
edited October 2013 in MTB buying advice
Hi,
Anyone point me in the direction of a good supplier of braided hoses. I currently have a set of hope/Goodrich hoses on my m4 brakes, which are great but need replacing as they are starting to look a mess. Trouble is the Goodrich hoses seem to be not quite enough for both brakes. Which makes them an expensive option.anyone know if you can buy it off a real somewhere? Or are the superstar component 5 braid hoses any good at all for hope brakes?

Thanks in advance,

Russ

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Actually pointless, unless you want to pay for the bling.
    Make censored all difference to braking.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • RevellRiderRevellRider Posts: 1,794
    Cooldad, some people are just suckers for bling.

    Russyh, you can buy Goodridge hose by the metre. If it is already Goodridge hose fitted then you can just swap the fittings over and use this- http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/good ... p-prod2938
  • russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
    Cheers revellrider, I am not sure why the hell I couldn't find that! Been looking for days and kept coming back to the prep acts which don't come with enough hose for both brakes on a proper bike!

    Cheers for the advice cooldad, aware it does very little. But I am happy to pay for the bling, hence why I wasn't asking if people recommended it. We all have our little quirks and mine is spending money on my bike, and it looks like I'm not the only one!
  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    cooldad wrote:
    Actually pointless, unless you want to pay for the bling.
    Make censored all difference to braking.


    not quite true
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    POAH wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    Actually pointless, unless you want to pay for the bling.
    Make censored all difference to braking.


    not quite true
    Totally true. All hose is braided, generally with Kevlar, a mighty space age material. Goodrich et al just add weight and bling with metal on the outside. Bike brakes, unlike car and motorcycle brakes, don't work at high enough pressure to warrant it.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    Even if they did, pressure at one end of the hose equals pressure at the other or the fluid flows to even it out so it does.....would be of a very small benefit on a 'negative servo' lever.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    The Rookie wrote:
    Even if they did, pressure at one end of the hose equals pressure at the other or the fluid flows to even it out so it does.....would be of a very small benefit on a 'negative servo' lever.

    Can't see them being of any advantage on a pushbike, but on motorcycles they're a definite improvement - more power, better feel, longer lasting and, all importantly, much better looking, lol.

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  • russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
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    all importantly, much better looking, lol.
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    Amen to that.
  • Just replaced mine with the Clarks stuff :D

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/clar ... -prod52703

    Under £10 for front and back 8)
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