Anyone know anything about disc brakes?

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  • Just had a play with the Contact point adjustment and couldn’t really find any discernible difference. Maybe I’m not being brave enough with how many turns it’s safe to make

  • If I have a bleed kit for Shimano road hydros, will it also work with Shimano mtb brakes?

  • If I have a bleed kit for Shimano road hydros, will it also work with Shimano mtb brakes?

    Yes it will.

  • Yeah just don't use the new adaptor that Shimano have moved to for their road shifters

  • The shop seems to think the hope rx callipers are universal front and rear but I was under the impression their are two types ? Anyway ordered

  • There are defo 2 types, they've got different seals for the different fluid used and different sized pistons to match Shimano or SRAM levers, from those differences you've also got post mount, which is the same for front or rear, or flat mount, which is different for front or rear.

  • If your bleed kit is funnel/bucket based at the lever then all good, don't use the adaptor for MTB as said, if it's syringe at both ends then you'll need the correctly threaded ends for the lever syringe.

  • Thought so . He can change the order for a front tomorrow . It’s 3 weeks back order at hope right now.

  • That's what they say to cover themselves, but generally they've been a fair bit quicker with stuff that's in stock and ready to go

  • its what I had in the shed.

    Okay I’ll stock up BH59 in our workshop because that what available in sheds.

  • Anyone know where to get hold of new-old-stock Hope rotors?

    I’m after a couple of 2004-on Mono Mini 160mm rotors, as per pic. Hope don’t have any.

    EDIT: No pressing need now, just trued existing rotors with mole grips wrapped in masking tape. Very satisfying task.


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  • Okay I’ll stock up BH59 in our workshop because that what available in sheds.

    And so the cycle continues...

  • Pads: are new-fangled ‘Kevlar’ types from the likes of Discobrakes an appreciable upgrade over standard organic/resin?

  • Get manufacturer metal/sintered, especially for winter. Costs more, lasts longer and just works

  • Had sintered before, found they took a while to get enough heat in the system to work properly and quickly became very noisy.

    Anyone used Kevlar/ceramic?

  • I tried a fair few for polo use, including some kevlar, settled on shimano resin, initial bite was more important than overall power or longevity though. Sintered for MTB stuff.

  • +1 Shimano resin for daily use.

  • sintered every day

  • How come? Show ur working plz thx x

  • Are XT rotors better than Ultegra or about the same? Just buying a dynamo front wheel and going to get a rotor too. One wheelset has Ultegra rotors, the "offroad"set have XT Ice-tech.

  • Ultegra are thin. And I don't like the look anyways.

  • ice tech rotors and sintered pads work great in all conditions

  • apart from banjo pre-fitted on one side, yeah

  • Personally I prefer the look of the road rotors to the MTB ones.

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Anyone know anything about disc brakes?

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