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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:24 pm 
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found this on another forum got it for 70 quid quite pleased with myself its 2006 norco kokanne it will do for my winter bike plus time to start upgrading whoop whoop


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:54 pm 
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A real bargain that. Nice one.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Thank you it needs hydraulics tho


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:16 am 
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Dunno if it really needs hydraulics. A properly greased cable, especially in full-length housing like on your bike, won't have much friction and certainly won't suffer from snow/mud/cold/water.

Perhaps hydraulics are better when it comes down to all-out stopping power, but for winter riding I personally would prefer something that's easy to maintain and adjust, and that won't start leaking if the bike falls over and lands on its brake lever.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:39 pm 
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^^ hydraulic don't need adjusting, and if they fall over on the brake lever, and the lever breaks, then they are no worse than mechanical.

The only advantage I can think of that mechaical disc brakes have over hydraulic are price and not having to bleed them, ok so that is two, but how often do you need to bleed brakes? Only when you replace pads and admittedly on models that do not have a reservoir, it can be a rigth pain in the bottom to get right.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:20 pm 
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Agree with the above, all hydro discs I have are fit and forget.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:23 pm 
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Great bike btw, looks a bargain for the price of two tyres!


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