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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
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#2
if you are not getting mud on the rims, why would you want the extra cost, complexity and weight of disk brakes?
Nigel
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#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
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#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
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#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!
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#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
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#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!!!
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