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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:12 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
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I've recently picked up a set of lovely forks which i'm going to base a build around(? i know). Anyway they have a modern 74mm post/disc mount. So are front and rear calipers generally the same just different length hoses? Who makes lovely light ones? Any to avoid?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:20 pm 
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Front & rear calipers can be the same, but the mounts will differ as will the hose length.

Rear mounts are usually IS mount

generally 180mm front rotor & 160mm rear rotor gives all the braking power 90% of riders will ever need

Have a look at Formula Oro & Hope mono mini

Avoid Hayes Sole


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:35 pm 
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Ive got avid juicy ultimates on my new stumpjumper, they are fantastic :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:00 am 
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I'm running the latest XTR on 2 bikes both with 160's front and rear and for me they're fine,although if I was going to the Alps I'd stick a 180 on the front.
I had Avid juicy 7's on my last fs bike and suffered alot of brake pump with them,other than that they were good.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:01 am 
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Get Hopes.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:52 am 
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XTR'S with 180 front and 160 rear-the best.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:43 pm 
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So are the newer post mounted ones significantly better/stiffer than the older IS mount ones? There are lots of older Hope ones on ebay relatively cheaply but if the newer ones are substancially better i'll invest in some.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:37 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
So are the newer post mounted ones significantly better/stiffer than the older IS mount ones? There are lots of older Hope ones on ebay relatively cheaply but if the newer ones are substancially better i'll invest in some.
Not really it's just another type of mount (my '03 Manitou's have Post Mount).

With Post Mount if you round the threads in the fork, you might end up with a buggered fork (unless it has threaded inserts, or can be helicoiled).


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