better brake or twin discs

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Re: better brake or twin discs

Post by Alon » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:47 pm

Personally speaking, I've always run out of traction before running out of braking force.
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Re: better brake or twin discs

Post by loz » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:48 pm

well it makes me wonder why all those bike manufacturers bother putting twin front discs on the bikes ....i spose its just for looks....just think of all the money they could save


bit like swan vesta matchboxes


google it


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Re: better brake or twin discs

Post by Power Slider » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:57 pm

I'm inclined to agree with Alon's wisdom. I've never felt I had left over traction at the end of my front braking power.

Then again, I ride 99% dirt. And it may boil down to the difference between available front end traction on road versus dirt.

So, both of you may be proper in your thinking :lol:

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Re: better brake or twin discs

Post by Alon » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:43 pm

I'm mostly on the rear brake when riding on dirt...every time I touch the front brake, I tend to have to pick up the bike and it's heavy :)
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Re: better brake or twin discs

Post by loz » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:28 am

now then chaps ...can i point you to my post saying the SE front brake is crap on the ROAD or words to that effect, if you disagree with this thats ok but for me its rubbish

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Re: better brake or twin discs

Post by Alon » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:42 am

The SE front brake is rubbish on tarmac - no arguement but the extent to which it sucks ass is somewhat dependent on tyre choice as well.
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Re: better brake or twin discs

Post by Wilso » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:50 am

Not sure its the brake that is that bad or that the forks dive more being an off road bike, as alon said tyre choice as well all brakes are rubbish with knobblies on.

Got no problem with mine and stiffen the front up when using on the road, which is about all it sees these days :( try messing about with your sag, rebound etc if doing lots of tarmac

Or just pop a set of 950S forks on and twin disc brake setup.

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Re: better brake or twin discs

Post by Alon » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:25 pm

For OEM dual discs on an SE, you would need the following:
1- Adventure brake master (larger bore for the dual calipers)
2- Adventure front hub (or complete wheel but the rim is a different brand and wider by a bit)
3- you don't actually need complete forks but you would need:
- lower fork caps for both sides from an adventure (they would need to be installed onto your SE lower fork legs)
- obviously the right side caliper and brake pads
- Adventure front axle, axle nut and spacers (different size than the SE)
4- a way to run the brake line(s) to both calipers - how you do this depends if you want a low or stock high fender
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