Grind Your Front Rim.

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by hydroboy, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. hydroboy

    hydroboy "Jak se mas"

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    I did it today. I no longer am considering a disk setup. :ugh2:
     
  2. Coramoor

    Coramoor New Member

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    I did it too. But I have a bad set of vees. It does help indeed. But standard cheap vee brake pads gets torn to shreds by the grinds...
     

  3. ascentrek

    ascentrek Original power yuppie

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    It might tear up your pads faster, but the reliability is soooo much nicer.
     
  4. Sonic

    Sonic Plaid, I have not gone.

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    A rider here in Dallas had a grind on his front rim and still sings praises about switching to front disc. You ought to try it.
     
  5. DangerousDave

    DangerousDave Active Member

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    yea i use dual disc and i don't have to grind anything, tar anything. i just go and ride. its good times
     
  6. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    i ground my rim, and then i got an avid mech. disc is superior
     
  7. Patrick

    Patrick New Member

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    then I will take your old lever for the front:)
     
  8. Patrick

    Patrick New Member

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    derrrrr... nevermind..
     
  9. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    haha, ill keep that, you can have the whole thing in about a month, as i ordered a juicy.
     
  10. Patrick

    Patrick New Member

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    Yess! that's awesome. Just in time for new frame
     
  11. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    definately... i hope my zoo fork doesnt go "kersplat" haha, they seem to do really well though...
     
  12. hydroboy

    hydroboy "Jak se mas"

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    disk = bling

    its like a king headset. not realy that required.
     
  13. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    yea, the juicy is really the epitome of disc brakes though, and its nice.
     
  14. hydroboy

    hydroboy "Jak se mas"

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    'n juicy.

    i just cant justify the cost of a disk setup now. New front hub, forks and disk brake.
     
  15. Sirus

    Sirus Guest

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    Hahaha nice try dave... your gunna have to grind or tar that front rotor soon... if it doesn't stop being so :joshers:
     
  16. trialsbug

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    I don't agree with this statement. I would say a disc is like a King rear hub. Its not required, but it is a major improvement over the other alternatives.

    I ran an HS-33 with a grind on the front of a mod and I hated it. I had to regrind more often in the front then the rear because I like to modulate the front brake. Also, I went thru brake pads quickly in the front.
     
  17. Pancho

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    How about a set of lightweight Vees or maggies, and some SKILL.

    Sorry, that's not directed at anyone, but seriously so many people put so much value into their parts, and all they need to do is RIDE.
     
  18. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    pancho , i know for a fact your refering to me..haha, its okay, because its true, but i work in a bike shop, and i dont get a paycheck.

    v-brakes work very well on the front end, many good riders use them, but discs are just nice.
     
  19. DangerousDave

    DangerousDave Active Member

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    yea discs aren't necessary by any means. i've run maguras with like 6 differnet pads, vbrakes, whatever.

    they all work. different pros and cons but everything works...

    i just like my discs because i'm too damn lazy to grind
     
  20. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    v-brakes front and back on my pure.

    disk who?