What Brakes?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Bugner, 17 May 2008.

  1. Bugner

    Bugner New Member

    Sarf London
    Looking to get a Hybrid with disc brakes. Do I go for hydraulic or mechanical. what benefits do you get from hydraulic, worried that the maintenance costs and efforts is a lot higher on the hydraulic and maybe not worth it?

    Any advice welcomed.

  2. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    hydraulic. They're much better as mechanicals only have one pad in each caliper that moves!
    There simply isn't any maintenance costs and efforts, they hardly ever need bleeding if ever.
    The benefits you get are that they're a much better feel, allowing you to better brake with one finger thus keeping more fingers on the bars, and to modulate your braking force more effectively by using muscle memory.

    I personally recommend formula oro k18s. Mine were £130 a set off merlincycles, don't know if they're still doing them for that though.
  3. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Not really sure you would need Discs on a hybrid anyway....

    reading your other thread as well, i would go for cable discs and a rigid fork.
    Hydraulic discs and Suspension forks cost money. and to get decent quality versions would cost more than your budget.
    There is no argument that Hydraulic are better than cable discs, but for your purposes i would go cable. Of course thats assuming you needs discs at all
  4. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Well now, that's advice of sorts.

    If you tell us what bike you have, what you do with it and where your ambitions lie you may well get a more considered response. :wacko:
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