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Offline bmxgoat95

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Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« on: August 08, 2020, 04:02:04 PM »

Hello,
i wanted to take this opportunity to ask what you have to consider when buying brakes and how you can distinguish good brakes from bad brakes.


Is it also possible to take precautions to ensure that the brakes last longer?


I would appreciate any advice and answer!


Many thanks in advance!

Offline 89schwinnsting

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Re: Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 11:36:40 PM »
I ride with dia-compe hombres as my front brake, but it took forever to dial in to my liking. A lot of riders use the Odyssey Evo brske. I've heard really good things about it.

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Re: Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 12:45:13 AM »
search the forum, there are a lot of topics on brakes

Offline mal

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Re: Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2020, 02:35:32 PM »
honestly,all classic 990 style spring brakes do the same thing.


Its really all about brake pads and how dialed the lever/cable/brake system is.


For the rear brake there are great options that dont need tuning like the 990 style ones do,like the odyssey springfield and the Khe/fly/trebol spinghanger solutions

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Re: Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 10:22:25 PM »
I have ran evolvers since they came out ,I just upgraded from evo2s to evo2.5s and I can say they are very great brakes .Hombres and or 990s are both great options as well .

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Re: Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2021, 08:43:33 PM »
And whatever brake you get I would upgrade to some koolstop brake pads .I just got the clear flatland pads and they are fantastic.

Offline Rollin_goat125

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Re: Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2021, 09:17:16 PM »
As far as lasting longer, just dial them in so you have a clean release and enough gap between pad and rim when the brake is not actuated. Also, any rim damage/marring will damage the pad and destroy it quicker, so make sure rims are clean and smooth. Softer pads like clear Kool Stops will not last as long as a very hard pad, but Iíve been running clears for months with little to no noticeable wear.

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Re: Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2021, 08:51:22 PM »
The best pads are the salmon colored Kool stop pads ,They are the same material as the old scott matthauser brake pads .Those with some Hombres or evo 2.5 brakes and you will be golden pony boy .

Offline mtbmonkey

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Re: Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2021, 11:34:49 PM »
Are chrome rims still the best for braking?   

Offline mal

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Re: Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2021, 07:40:54 PM »
I believe that the worst the braking power the better,for flatland use.Brake pads that really immobilize the wheel throw you out of balance (except for some front wheel barflip kinda switches,like the ones Terry Adams is doing)


i am personally always in search for the worst performing brake pads!



If you have any suggestions for such brake pads please comment!

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Re: Suitable brakes and purchase criteria
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2021, 03:56:45 AM »
Yea I agree, sloppier breaks was what I was always aiming for. Rarely want it to grab hard and fast, feathering was always the most useful. Also because then you could learn to feather less and less and eventually be able to do it without brakes, atleast with some tricks.