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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 2:41 pm 
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captain8track wrote:
fork problem is easy solved just get a cheap carbon fiber unit


Sorry, but that sounds like horrible advice. 'Cheap' and 'Carbon Fiber' should never be in the same sentence. :shock:

Harryburgundy wrote:

Just about to say that...BB7 up front...whatever you want V on the back...same levers...nice and tidy and does the job.


Ditto that. 8)


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hmm, well u could argue about that but I have some basic carbon unit and it hasn't broken yet...


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Avid BB7's are looking good.I doubt they do a centerlock rotor though :?:

Any pointers as to who does teh best deals on them ?

I guess I'll just start with either a 160 or 185 dia version or should I just stick with the 160 version.

Thanks.............


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:38 pm 
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captain8track wrote:
hmm, well u could argue about that but I have some basic carbon unit and it hasn't broken yet...


do a Google search for "Borrowed Time"... :shock:


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I like your skinny look with the disc and V.
Its a look i could go for 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 11:10 pm 
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The front disc sounds good to me. Just stick to say a 160 max. I have just got a zaskar and am thinking of the same thing. A magura on the back to keep the hydro theme. Look at the Echo hydro rim brakes they are very nice.
Don't worry about what every one else thinks just build it the best way for your riding style.


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The disc front rear V always reminds my of cheap catalogue bikes,but the more i see on here the more it grows on me

I do miss a disc on the front :(


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 12:22 am 
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Zask + front disc is what i've done. I've played with an A2Z disc mount on the back but it doesn't work well enough, back to an XTR V methinks!


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The A2Z was not next question. Any other views, or am i best sticking with an XT V brake and a cable BB7 disc up front ?


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