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#12 out of 122 Brakes
Brand: Avid



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  • caissus1860
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    there needs to be an ability to adjust the calipers to adjust around the disc. too many times having to try and pull the handle all the way back to the bar or having disc rubbing too tightly between calipers. The Avid BB mechanical discs have this function, would be nice if there was a way to do it on the hydraulics as well.

    Pros
    used mechanical disk brakes before this. huge difference when i switched to these hydraulic brakes.

    Cons
    issues with corrosion in the handle.
    had a lot of issues with keeping these brakes tuned or bled correctly. if they sat for a while without being used or in hot weather my breaks would lock up.

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  • dozzerboy
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    The have great power and modulation for the price. Haven't Boiled them yet. They almost never need bleeding, but when they do, it will take 3-4 tries to do it...

    Pros
    Power
    Modulation
    Almost never need bleeding

    Cons
    A pain to bleed

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  • inbody06
    ****

    GOOD STOPPING POWER, QUIET ,EASY TO FEATHER ,QUALITY SOLID PERFORMER

    Pros
    QUICK RESPONSIVE

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  • jfigel76
    ****

    Good value, and brakes work. I have been trying to break these so I can get new ones but they still keep going.

    Pros
    Came with bike, great stopping power. Good reach.

    Cons
    Reach set up not adjustable, at least not a lot.

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  • nojahoda
    *****

    I would recomend

    Pros
    Very good breaks,i weight 105 kilos and working perfectly.

    Cons
    Non so far

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  • saminguz
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    As this is my first hydro brake i only have my shimano mechanicals to compare with. Great modulation and easily swapped my levers over to put front on the right (standard moto and UK set up). I've not had the noise issues that some Avid users suffer and expect the vibration will disappear with the first bleed. Great stopping power for what are now entry level brakes. I'd recommend them.

    Pros
    My first Hydro brake. Feels pretty light and responsive. Stops my 190lbs no problem on my Fuel Ex8. Reversible levers. Good modulation.

    Cons
    Slight vibration on braking but will probably go on first bleed.

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  • JokerFSU
    *****

    This brake is amazing. Stopping power is the best I have ridden for the price. Highly recommend.

    Pros
    Light, great stopping power, adjustment is extremely easy

    Cons
    None so far

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