- Disc Brake upgrade
I recently bought an Orange Clockwork and I’m looking to upgrade the brakes. I’ve been looking at Hope and Avid’s mainly, could anyone recommend some. At the moment I’m on Shimano’s m395 and i cant get enough one finger stopping power from the front. Is a 180 disc up front a good idea too?
ThanksPosted 4 years agodanielgrovesMember
The new Shimanos are fantastic. Even the new Deores have stacks of one-finger stopping power. Got a set on my Singlespeed, and can’t fault them for what they cost.
I’ve heard really good thing about Hope brakes, supposedly the same stopping power but more modulation. Never used a set though.
As for Avids. I’d avoid them , had nothing but issues with them. They’re a pain in the arse to bleed, and have minimal clearance. Don’t think I’ve ever had a set which didn’t have a disk rubbing somewhere.
If it was me I’d work out my budget, and then select Deore/SLX/XT accordingly. Having owned a set of XTs and owning a set of Deores, there is very little difference between them. I’d buy another set of either without batting an eyelid.Posted 4 years ago
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