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 Post subject: Light disc brakes
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:17 pm 
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Avid BB7s may well be superb stoppers but light of weight they are not !
Any suggestions for light weight stoppers that work as well or better?
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I see a lot of Magura Marta SL on this side.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:27 pm 
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Yeah i was going to mention that maguras are purportedly light weight. Check ashima too.
Unless your looking for cable operated.

Oh and kcnc do a brake i think.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:24 am 
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My xtr are nice and light


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:54 am 
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Most of the players have light stuff in their line up especially as the reservoirs have got smaller and levers being made of carbon.

I read somewhere once that Magura Marta SL's were the lightest on the market but that might have changed now. Have a troll thru hyrolic brakes on CRC and you should get some weights.

Would think, however, light means loads of money especially if you buy new - used would be a good way to go especially on a budget.

Found these on singletrack (scroll down the thread) http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic ... ones-xo-xx Formula are well regarded as far as I'm aware and they certainly look good and should be nice and light.

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I have a pair of carbon bladed Magura Louise on one bike - very light, oodles of adjust ability & stopping power - almost maintenance free ..... did I mention the carbon blades :lol:

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When I was building my rc300 I opted for the magura Marta sl's after some time researching weights on weight weenies and costs on eBay. Have to say I am very impressed with them


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:44 am 
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Ashima PCB brakes on mine

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pistonless design, caliper and disk weigh about 300grams


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How do you find the pancake brakes???


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:00 pm 
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Still getting used to them, weird kind of feel to them, almost on or off, but they do pull you up pretty sharpish. To be honest Im not really a fan, although I do love the looks of them, I'll probably chop them out on another bike when I get some spare cash to get some funky new XT's


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