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Yes and no.

I would prefer an hs33 to a V brake because I think they modulate better and feel better. I would prefer a disc to an hs33 however, because they'll modulate even better, they're usually silent, and they work well in adverse conditions.
 

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If you haven't already bought one, I'd just go with a V, it's cheaper, lighter, EASIER TO FIX, works great........Maggies are fine up front but not worth the money - Seth.
 

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i think they're a bit overkill, discs perform great up front. with as much as most people take their front wheels on and off the bike, an hs-33 seems like it'd be a bit of a pain to deal with. i'd have a V up there before an hs-33, and a disc way before a V.
 

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i have had dual HS33 and wen u get it set up right it is sweet, on my new bike i am getting 4 bolt forks and it will be even better, i recomend running monty milk pads on the front they work really well, magura red pads are not bad though

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Im2kool4skule said:
the bike i got came with magura h33s.
good story.
Just kidding, by the way where are you from in Ohio? My friend and I are from around Cleveland. There's some really nice rocks on the Lake. Let me know if you want to ride sometime.
Martin
 

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i wish i had an avid, but im gonna save up for a juicy. Im just taking pieces from another bike and its got Hayes mech's then i have a set of paralell push brakes. Is modulation or locking more important for a front brake?
 

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the hayes mech work quite well, with avid ultimate levers and xtr cables the feel as good as avids and work nearly as well
 

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both, are needed for diferent styles of riding. i would say that idealy you need good modulation with good stopping/locking power, but if it had to come down to it: natural-locking power (although front wheel gaps would be harder) street-modulation (if you're into the nose manuals, hooks etc.) however a good front brake that can lock is VERY important to have for both. and the mod. is defo something to want
 

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Maguras on the front are just fine, especially if you got your Mags as a set. Otherwise, save some bucks and get V brakes.

Honestly, I'd recommend staying far far away from disk brakes on a trials bike. The brake rotor is liable to get smashed on something.
 

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pav said:
i have had dual HS33 and wen u get it set up right it is sweet, on my new bike i am getting 4 bolt forks and it will be even better, i recomend running monty milk pads on the front they work really well, magura red pads are not bad though

pav
Agree on the Monty milk pads. They're good stuff.
 

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Honestly, I'd recommend staying far far away from disk brakes on a trials bike. The brake rotor is liable to get smashed on something.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

(definetely do not listen to the above).
 

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Look man, I'm not attacking anyone who happens to have disk brakes.

As someone who used to ride BMX, doing side ups to peg/pedal is second nature. Disk rotors would last me about 5 mintues of good urban thrashing. The rotor is a good friction surface, but it ain't gonna support my weight or handle grinding very well.

Furthermore, there's a huge rash of forks and frames that seem to have broken right at the disk brake mounts. You run disk brakes, you're putting extra stress on parts of the bike that may not be able to handle it. Give it a few years and more manufacturers will be making beefed up brake mounts, though. :D
 
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