Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the October Giveaway for the Haven Bicycle Co. beach cruiser


Recommendations for new disk brakes
#1
Hi,

I have a hybrid bike that I'm replacing my brakes on, currently I have shimano alfine hydraulic brakes.
I'd be happy staying with shimano (as I have about a litre of genuine mineral oil).
I'd looked at the slx m675, tried the deore M596 (which were good but hit a fault so they've been sent back).
Just looking for ideas, a lot of the brakes out there are for mountain biking and obviously the price range is quite vast. I use my bike for commuting on roads, no off road stuff on it.
Would be grateful for any suggestions.
thanks
  Reply
#2
if you are not getting mud on the rims, why would you want the extra cost, complexity and weight of disk brakes?
Nigel
  Reply
#3
Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes are fantastic, simple to bleed and very reliable. Avoid Avid brakes at all costs! They are nothing but trouble in my experience
  Reply
#4
Hi, thats for responses.

Good to know about avid as they were potentials.
In terms of the slx, are specific rotors required? Looking at CRC it mentions rotors:
"SH-65685-65587 for RT67 IceTech aluminum core CenterLock rotors; or SH-65682-65584 for RT86 6-bolt rotors and compatible with other SH- rotors as well"
or will they be generally be ok with all?
thanks in advance
  Reply
#5
Any rotor will work as a general rule, your current rotors on your bike will work fine. Some great deals on CRC at the moment!
  Reply
#6
Good stuff, thanks again.
Yeah, I find them to be pretty good, usually have the best prices and usually next day delivery, cant really fault them
  Reply
#7
Avid can be great if good maintenance is done... Yeah they are a bit of trouble adjusting, but they will stop my 200lbs weight going downhill on a mountain bike for sure!!!
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
508
06-14-2021, 06:37 PM
Last Post: Elliott Long
 
1,594
06-13-2020, 02:08 PM
Last Post: Henry_G
 
29,044
09-07-2014, 05:33 PM
Last Post: hcjg1
 
7,581
06-05-2012, 01:44 AM
Last Post: 1FJEF
 
9,024
04-20-2010, 07:23 AM
Last Post: Joe_W

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
[Sponsored] Souke Sports Cycling Apparel...
Yesterday 09:40 PM
What was your first bicycle?
Yesterday 03:42 PM
WD40 on chain?
Yesterday 07:29 AM
VINTAGE DERAILLEURS: Campagnolo 50s-80s
Yesterday 02:37 AM
What's your No.1 concern when you purcha...
10-17-2021 09:18 PM
Chain skips under heavy load when pedall...
10-17-2021 06:18 PM
Gears changing by themselves
10-17-2021 06:05 PM
Bike evaluation
10-16-2021 02:06 AM
V Brakes just won’t adjust properly
10-16-2021 12:19 AM
Is this frame dent a concern?
10-13-2021 04:50 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Souke Sports
27 posts
no avatar 2. Criminal
11 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
10 posts
no avatar 4. Zviedrs
9 posts
no avatar 5. Jesper
8 posts