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Help Hybrid hydraulic brakes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bloaker, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. bloaker

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    I have no idea but my 10 yr old BB7s on my road bike also need an upgrade so please report back.
    they do review well but....
     
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    I have the BB7s as well. They are not bad, but I want more.
    The TRP hybrids look good, but the price tag is hefty for a guess, but reasonable if they work.
     
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    I ordered them - I have a 17% discount with Wiggle right now, so 101USD to order them (each).
    So $200 - we will see if it is worth it or money wasted.
     
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    What levers and rear/front derailleurs are you running?
     
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    Sram Apex Levers.
    Sram X9 mechanicals
     
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    They have shipped... so it is just the waiting game.
    I am also very impatient. Luckily I have other bikes to keep me busy....
     
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    The brakes arrived today and have been mounted.
    The calipers were easy to mount, however I did need to buy a new rear brake cable. The set up here requires about 2cm more cable than I had.
    So I moved the rear cable to the front and slapped a new on on the rear.

    I need to install the new rotors still, but that can wait for now.
    Overall, they look well made and the concept works.
    Due to the rain, I have not taken them out yet to test.
    I will probably wait until I get the new rotors on anyway.


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    Damn, they look big
     
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    They are a bit. The were not obnoxiously heavy, considering there is a master cylinder built into the caliper.
     

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    Initial Impression...
    The brakes are not fully bedded - however they are already giving me more power than the BB7 setup I had.
    They do not in any way compare to my MTB setups. You can feel the cable flex when braking hard. It doesn't feel like "mushy" brake feel, it just kinda feels vague on hard braking.
    As I get the brake bedded, I expect the grab to be fair significant prior to feeling this. I am looking forward to really testing them after a while. I think in the end, they will be a nice upgrade. BUT too soon to really tell how good they can be.
     
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    interested with this one as i wanted to changer my brakes on the gt grade and looked into how it was bled.

    found on youtube :
     
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    Once I get a couple dry days to commute, I can form an opinion.
    My initial feeling is optimistic. But one 10km ride with only 1 hill didn't give me enough time to fully bed them in.
    If I had a flat bar, I would prefer shimano brakes - SLX or XT. They are cheaper than this option and better.

    As for the rode brake hydraulics, if I went that route, I would end up replacing my entire drive train and that just wasn't what I wanted to do at this point.
    I will follow up after a few more dry rides.
     
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    I snuck out today after work to "go pay the internet bill" with the bike. I must have made a wrong turn on the way home......

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    Of course the wife queries where I was.... I pull out the receipt and say I paid the internet bill......

    I absolutely have the rear brake bedded. The front needs some more work.. but I was bringing the rear up while braking moderately. The issue is just the very slow bite.
    I will need to tighten the cables up as they are stretching (expected).
     

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