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Old 2006-11-12, 03:05 PM   #16
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I must be really missing something because whenever I look at brakes, the v-brakes are like 100$ and magura's are 150$.
you trying ebay?
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Old 2006-11-12, 03:41 PM   #17
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I must be really missing something because whenever I look at brakes, the v-brakes are like 100$ and magura's are 150$.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Magura-silver-HS...QQcmdZViewItem

Brand new, latest model, all parts included, $30. Sure it's bound to go up a little, but there's not even any bids on it yet.
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Old 2006-11-12, 03:57 PM   #18
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oh thanks! do you know how much weight a brake adds? I'm thinking magura but if you know post the weight of a v-brake too
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Old 2006-11-12, 04:10 PM   #19
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oh thanks! do you know how much weight a brake adds? I'm thinking magura but if you know post the weight of a v-brake too
for a bike 460g, but you don't need the brake booster and you need to replace the heavy evolution clamps so that will be a little less (and you can sell these parts on ebay again and get a few $$ back), i've never noticed the extra weight on my muni. V-brake would be lighter. Does the frame you have have magura mounts on it?
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Old 2006-11-12, 04:19 PM   #20
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yup. I'm still not sure if I want a brake. I'll keep muniing and see how it goes. I'm also thinking if I stick with 150mm cranks then I'll get stronger and then my problem will solve itself.
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Old 2006-11-12, 06:27 PM   #21
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Where would you get cranks to fit on a DX hub anyway???
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Old 2006-11-12, 06:42 PM   #22
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I currently ride 152s (nimbus X cranks) but want to switch to 160's for help on the uphills. I'm 6'2" and ride a 24inch wheel. I don't think I'd want to go any longer, I hate pedal strikes, but want a little bit more leverage on the uphills.

If you are short then longer cranks will kill you knees. Long cranks (165-175) should be for people almost 6' or taller in my opinion.
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