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Hydraulic/Mechanical Brake Mix

battersbatters Posts: 12
edited February 2018 in Workshop
Hi all,

Just a thought I've been having as a potential weight/cost saving measure on a new bike. Is there any good reason not to run a mechanical disc brake on the rear instead of a hydraulic one? It's definitely a cost saving largely due to the shifter price and the performance hit would presumably be minor given that the rear brake contributes very little to overall braking. I run cable discs already on several bikes and I've found them to be generally excellent.

Has anyone tried this and if so, how did it go?


  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,383
    It's do-able, and I can't see there being any particular drawbacks, but you'd obviously need to run different levers for each system..
  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    I think ugo used to have a hyrd front and a mechanical back.

    I've been running the giant conduct hybrid system for a few rides now, might be worth looking into as it is very reasonably priced.

    It works well but there is quite a lot of lever travel and it is hard to bleed (I think I have the hang of it now!)
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    There will be absoloutely no problem at all with that.

    Why should there be?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
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