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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by sbstianfreeride, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. sbstianfreeride

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    Im looking to get some new brakes soon and I just wanna make sure that I buy whats best out there for a good price.

    So I ask you, which brakes would you say are the best?
    meaning good price, performance, power and maintanence.
     

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    FOXROX Turbo Monkey

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    codes.
     
  3. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Codes or Strokers. I love both those brakes.
     
  4. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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  5. ThePriceSeliger

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    Codes. Just got a new set today. Feel pretty amazing.
     
  6. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    60&#37; of the time they stop you every time
     
  7. jefedelosjefes

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    I vote for the 2009 Shimano Saint brakes, not sure when they're gonna be avaliable to buy though. That or Formala brakes, they are light and amazingly powerful
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    by hope
     
  9. ThePriceSeliger

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    Leave. For the love of God, leave.
     
  10. MtnbikeMike

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  11. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Don't buy Hope.
    Shimano Saints are cheap and good.
     
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    Saints or Codes. Whichever is cheaper for you.
     
  13. buckoW

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    formulas are better.
     
  14. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    But much more expensive...
     
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    Code 5.
     
  16. buckoW

    buckoW Turbo Monkey

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    Agreed but there are cheaper versions of the One (the Mega) and the K18 works very well with an accessible price.

    http://www.formula-brake.it/index2.htm
     
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    frznnomad Turbo Monkey

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    wow juicy 7's havent made the list. they are lighter than the codes, and by far cheaper than everything else on the list (yes the 08 model). they have plenty of power even with a 185 rotor in the back. that is my suggestion to save you money, give you a lighter brake setup, and to give you plenty of power for the stops.
     
  18. konastab01

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    For the love of god dont buy them.
    Saints Or Formula Oros both are exellent.
    Althought saints are easier to fix if something goes wrong....
     
  19. Sandwich

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    Saints tend to be pretty cheap...check your local e-bike shop and see. Calipers can be had for nearly $30....then you need lines levers and rotors, but you may be able to get those used or for cheap as well.
     
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    Juicy 7s are my pick.
     
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    Hey bro
    dont know if youve already made ur decision but i am loving the code 5s
    tot recommend
     
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    my dh bike has juicy 5s and i love them.
     
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    code 5s. used them on my budget dh bike build
     
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    Word. Codes are overkill in my opinion. Then again my really old Juicy 7's are getting pretty weak but I feel like a new '08 set would be plenty powerful.
     
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    What kind of logic is that? Are they leaking? If not, you should simply replace the fluid, bleed them, and replace pads / rotors. Should be like new....
     
  26. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    I'm gonna throw another vote in for Saints. Great power, good modulation, fantastic price. I've been using a set for about a year and a half now and have had 0 problems. IMO, best bang for your buck.