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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by gemini2k, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. gemini2k

    gemini2k Turbo Monkey

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    I had a little face to face convo with a tree the other day and noticed that i tore the black casing on my front brake line (juicy 7's). It didn't cut through the metal, just the plastic, luckily the handlebars are alright. Are there any all metal brake lines that i should consider getting? Something that wont tear? Or should i just not worry about it, cause they dont seem to need a bleed now a week later
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  2. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Not sure if you need to replace yours, but if you do GOODRIDGE hoses are awsome. Steel braided cable that is then coated with plastic so it doesn't scratch your frame.
     
  3. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Goodridge will be the most durable.
     
  4. Bulldog

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    Pretty sure Goodridge lines would suffer the same fate in this case guys. They are coated with a soft plastic afterall.
     
  5. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    That's just covering the steel braided portion so it doesn't cut into your frame.
     
  6. Bulldog

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    Right. That's all the original poster damaged - the covering.
     
  7. frznnomad

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    okay goodridge lines are a good i dea not only are they more durable but they also help breaking performance. so its all good.
     
  8. AlberTop

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    I'm using Goodridge on my Hayes for one eayer and the thing is very good.
     
  9. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Goodridge hoses on Shimano XT 4 piston brakes. :drool:

    That's what I am running. It's freaking awsome.
     
  10. Zutroy

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    Galfer Stainless lines, nice factory crimped lines, simple to install and cheap.
     
  11. julian_dh

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    goodridge compressionless braided steel the brake lever feels like a brick wall, you can tie them in a knot and get two people to pull and the brake will perform the same.
     
  12. surfinguru

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    Another vote here for the Goodridge lines....
     
  13. Brian HCM#1

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    Well all plastic lines are 2 layers, however the inner tube is very thin. The Goodridge line is one solid piece.
     
  14. MisterMental

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    been running goodridges for about 2 years and theyre awesome
     
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    three years for my goodridge and there still kicking ass. so again goodridge.
     
  16. MisterMental

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    they been out that long? mine must be 3 years then cause i got them as soon as they came out, yes i am a tart.
     
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    okay :rolleyes:
     
  18. konastab01

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    Good Ridge hoses are very strong,and durable too.
    And they improve your braking performance a bit