Thoughts on the Pink Mono Minis?

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  1. Boxxer

    Boxxer Monkey

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    Im building up a bike for the g/f and we want to go a little overboard with it. Pink I9s are in the works currently so I have some time to get the rest of the parts....



    Im a BIG fan of avids and shimanos, and am hesitant towards trying something else. Whats the general consensus on the Mono minis? How good is reliability?

    thanks
     

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  2. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Those look sweet, I bet Loco got a set for his bike.
     
  3. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Mini's are awesome brakes. Might be a little OTT with the pink wheels though.
     
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  5. 4xBoy

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    I want a set for my pink Yeti ASR.
     
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    A buddy of mine got a pair for his GF's Yeti. She has the pink King hubs, headset, etc. They match pretty well in color and she says they have tons of power, good modulation. They were easy to set up too from what I gather.
    He ordered them from monkamoo.com and got a great deal.
     
  7. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    if i had a nice bike to put the pink ones one ide get a pair, but for now ill continue to use my old mono mini. great brake even for dh use.
     
  8. CrabJoe StretchPants

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    I heard the pink ones don't perform as well as the black ones.
     
  9. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Those look awesome. Imma get some to match my chick pants!

    :banana:
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Mini's are pretty much top of the line brakes.

    I have 2 sets on my bikes.
     
  11. narlus

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    for double the braking power.
     
  12. bdamschen

    bdamschen Turbo Monkey

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    Why is it that a girl's bike always has to have pink??

    My girlfriend's dh bike has no pink on it whatsoever.

    She's rocking pink zip ties on her little bike, but that's it.

    There's got to better way to get women exicted about their bikes?
     
  13. SVPPB

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    Where did you get them?
    Want some for the wife
     
  14. I Are Baboon

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    I wouldn't mind owning some (not pink though). But I'm very happy with my Magura Louises.

    Has the price come down on the Minis? Speegoat's got them for $185/brake. I seem to remember them going for upwards of $250 each the last time I looked.
     
  15. r464

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    Hmmm... more pink...

     
  16. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Nah...Hopes are pretty spendy. The cheapest I've seen for a set of the pink ones was for $399 on ebay. At least they come with the upgraded lines, I guess. The Mono Mini Pros are even pricier.
     
  17. splat

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    a Pink Bike with an attitude .

     
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    yeah, i wanna ride w/ some dipsh!t that's got a 'go fvck yrself' sticker on his bike.
     
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    Sorry... had to do it. :busted:
     
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    Agreed. *rolls eyes*

    Rep given. If you didn't say it, I would have. :clapping:
     
  21. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    splat Nam I am

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    Then How about this Pink Bike

     
  23. 4xBoy

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    Now THAT'S a different story. :shocked:

    That bike is HOT HOT HOT.
     
  25. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    and you should have seen the Babe that rode it she was too!!!
     
  26. Red Rabbit

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    Brian HCm can hook you up. Our mutual friend bought them for his wife's nomad. It's already decked out with Pink Chris King, Hopey, Grips etc. Can't wait to see it on her ride.

    Evidently there is a limited number.
     
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    And you only got photos of the bike? :)
     
  30. Boxxer

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    Found a set, on the way... thanks guys.

    And to answer the "why pink" question. Its the same reason I like flat black and skulls and beer. Im a dude, shes a girl... and I guess they like pink alot.
     
  31. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Hopes are great when they actually work. The front one worked fine but I've had nothing but problems from the rear brake. I have spent more time working on that fvckin brake than actually riding it. I could never bleed all of the air out of the line. I've had several shop mechanics work on it to no avail. Every time I wanted to ride I would have to pull out the pads and burn off the contamination with an acetylene torch. Which makes my studio smell oh so good. I even sent it back to Hope, still no power. I replaced the pads and only got one ride before it leaked and contaminated the pads. I spent close to $30 on brake pads that I only got to use once. Because of the poor performance and even worse customer service I will probably never purchase another Hope product.

    If aesthetics are your only concern then the Hopes are hard to beat. They are the most beautifully designed and machined brakes you can get, but they are also the most inconsistent performers out there. Looks, to me, just are not as important as function especially when descending some of Western NC's steepest and technical trails.

    I've used Hayes, Maguras, Shimano and just recently bought a set of Avid Juicy 7's. Not counting the Avids(haven't installed them yet) the Maguras were the strongest and required little maintenance. However their price and parts availability made the Avids a better choice as I can get 2 Juicy 7's for the price of one Magura Gustov.
     
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