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Offline mattywatty

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best brakes around these days?
« on: November 16, 2014, 06:40:56 PM »
So, after a 3 year hiatus from BMX, I'm back riding and I love it. I'm building up a new bike, and one thing is for sure: it needs to have brakes. As much as I like the way brakeless bikes feel, it's all fun and games for me until I have to go down a hill, or slow down at a skatepark, or feel lazy on a manual, etc.

I remember a few years back Fly brakes were pretty much the best around (or at least my personal favorite). From what I can tell now, they still make a brake, but it lacks the cool machining that I liked on the old ones which makes me want it a little less. My questions for you guys are what brakes do you all run, any new brakes worth checking out (those new Shadow Drew Bezanson ones look cool), any brakes to stay away from?

Also, for what it's worth, they'll be mounted on welded 990 mounts on the seat stays, and they'll be grabbing a black hard anodize Odsy 7ka rim. Any feedback is appreciated.

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Re: best brakes around these days?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 07:04:10 PM »
Odyssey Evo2's, super easy to dial in and grippy in almost all settings
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Re: best brakes around these days?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2014, 07:36:05 PM »
id say evos but only other brake ive used recently is the springfield
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Re: best brakes around these days?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 08:03:33 PM »
I have no reason to run anything other than my Evo 2s. Low enough, more than stiff enough, high quality.

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Re: best brakes around these days?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2014, 08:14:33 PM »
Evo2's and some good pads

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Re: best brakes around these days?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 08:55:35 PM »
I'm running Evo II's as well. If you don't mind a bit of brake squeal then grab a set of the clear pads that all the companies are making now. Super soft and grippy.
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Re: best brakes around these days?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2014, 09:11:22 PM »
I'm running Demolition Vulcan V2's after switching from Evo 2s because of frame clearance issues. They're super easy to set up and have a nice smooth pull on them.
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Re: best brakes around these days?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2014, 10:22:05 PM »
All of my fufanus are brought to me by Eclat brakes. Those demolition brakes look good, but the 1 open ended arm kind of ruiNed them for me.

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Re: best brakes around these days?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2014, 06:49:06 AM »
Springfields on the seat stays, eclats on chainstays. 

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Re: best brakes around these days?
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2014, 07:39:09 AM »
eclat, evo2, the shadow brakes are nice. colony and demolition brakes work really well too.
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Re: best brakes around these days?
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2014, 08:38:14 PM »
I'm running Suelo's for my rear brake, you won't find these anymore as they don't make them now, but you can still find seat or chainstay fly brakes which are still the best even there classico's up to the 3rd version but not there manual brakes as they are just cheap run of the mill like most brakes out there now, not to say they are bad or anything but there not as good as their previous versions.
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