Clarks Exo Skeletal Hydraulic Disc Brake, £33.99 delivered for front and rear from Chain Reaction
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Clarks Exo Skeletal Hydraulic Disc Brake, £33.99 delivered for front and rear from Chain Reaction

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Found 3rd Aug 2014
Not the best by a long shot but a set of hydraulic disc brakes for £34 delivered is incredibly cheap. Includes levers, calipers, mounts, discs (and bolts) and tools for shortening the length of hoses. Says includes some free grips on the outside of the box but weren't in mine.

Click the pair to get the £33.99 price - shows £39.99 until you do. Ordered mine Thursday, arrived Saturday. Yet to fit so can't testify as to their quality yet.

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Beauty deal.

Like the op said there not the best but for this price it is a good deal

if you got a MTB with mechanical discs, this is a no brainer upgrade. heat!

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http://www.woollyhatshop.com/images/uploads/brakes/Clarks%20EXO%20Skeletal/clarks-exo-white-black-disc-brake-set(1).jpg

ninjin

if you got a MTB with mechanical discs, this is a no brainer upgrade. … if you got a MTB with mechanical discs, this is a no brainer upgrade. heat!



That's what I'm doing for my son. His bike came with mechanical disc brakes but he finds it hard to apply enough pressure. These 'should' help with that.
Edited by: "miffyl" 5th Aug 2014

What's the difference between these and mechanical disc brakes? My mechanical disc brakes on my Carrera have some greet stopping power almost instantly

Justsuperman

What's the difference between these and mechanical disc brakes? My … What's the difference between these and mechanical disc brakes? My mechanical disc brakes on my Carrera have some greet stopping power almost instantly




Probably the same difference between mechanical /hydraulic brakes on a car!
Being hydraulic they need much less effort to make the bike slow down. Excellent for downhill riding or mountain biking in general really. Mechanical are ok but not as strong. Like I said, try imagine braking a car with cables running to the discs.
Plus you can usually operate them with one or two fingers maintaining more grip and control of your bars. Just depends what u want.

MRGRINGO

Probably the same difference between mechanical /hydraulic brakes on a … Probably the same difference between mechanical /hydraulic brakes on a car!Being hydraulic they need much less effort to make the bike slow down. Excellent for downhill riding or mountain biking in general really. Mechanical are ok but not as strong. Like I said, try imagine braking a car with cables running to the discs. Plus you can usually operate them with one or two fingers maintaining more grip and control of your bars. Just depends what u want.

there's no cables on these? I didn't know that

winter's coming... but i dont like the extra weight- disc hub, disc, etc,,

Gone up in price since last posted these, for the money they have been faultless

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antonywhite37

Gone up in price since last posted these, for the money they have been … Gone up in price since last posted these, for the money they have been faultless



Still same price. You need to select the pair to see the above price. In the UK most people ride with RH front, LH rear and they're still £33.99.

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miffyl

That's what I'm doing for my son. His bike came with mechanical disc … That's what I'm doing for my son. His bike came with mechanical disc brakes but he finds it hard to apply enough pressure. These 'should' help with that.


these are a great deal no doubt, but you shouldn't need hydraulics to stop well. sound like you either need to set them up properly or get new pads.

Great deal, hydraulics are much better the V brakes, never had mechanical disks though.

Justsuperman

there's no cables on these? I didn't know that


There are hoses, though - sorry, don't know how mechanical minded you are.

I've owned several Clarks brakes over the last few years.. The brakes for me punch well above the price tag,decent power and modulation........Biggest issue is the quality control,,,,,had to send a couple of pairs back, CRC accept returns no problem (cant remember free returns or not) have one rear on at the moment which during the hot summer, they get hot just from direct sunlight and they expand and rub, almost seize up.....Can let a little fluid out, but I've done that several times with no change. Plus the silicone coating for my braided lines (stock on my model) has deteriorated....
Saying that I could do with replacing the brake and am still considering these.
Can't argue the price.

The little image made these look like an awesome pair of earrings.

Ok Hydraulics at a very good price, not better than Avid BB7 mechanical's though!

Hydraulic discs brakes must be one of the biggest cons that the MTB manufacturers have ever dreamt up. All you're doing is adding extra weight and not enhancing stopping power as the limiting factor will be the tyres.

It is a mirror of the appearance of 29 inch wheels (and presumably the coming 650 wheels). The MTB industry is so desparate to sell bikes in a saturated market that they bring out endless new gimmicks because they can add "value" easily without adding cost.

I'm just glad that the UCI aren't thinking of allowing them in road racing as this will stop road bikes being equipped with them in the majority.

davester2k

Hydraulic discs brakes must be one of the biggest cons that the MTB … Hydraulic discs brakes must be one of the biggest cons that the MTB manufacturers have ever dreamt up. All you're doing is adding extra weight and not enhancing stopping power as the limiting factor will be the tyres.It is a mirror of the appearance of 29 inch wheels (and presumably the coming 650 wheels). The MTB industry is so desparate to sell bikes in a saturated market that they bring out endless new gimmicks because they can add "value" easily without adding cost.I'm just glad that the UCI aren't thinking of allowing them in road racing as this will stop road bikes being equipped with them in the majority.



I'd like to see Steve Peats downhill bike equipped with cantilevers or V's, that should be amusing.

Not to mention the mud is on the rim, not generally the hub where a disc is, or that cables stretch, but hydraulics don't.

It's not really power but modulation and sensitivity that you are getting with hydraulic discs - you can lock the wheels with well-adjusted caliper brakes anyway. And disc brakes overall mean your braking is no longer reliant on your rims being perfectly true and clean. I don't think I know anyone who does mountain biking who would argue disc brakes are a gimmick. And surely hydraulic ones cannot weight significantly more than cable-pull - the volume of oil is tiny.

CannedChaos

It's not really power but modulation and sensitivity that you are getting … It's not really power but modulation and sensitivity that you are getting with hydraulic discs - you can lock the wheels with well-adjusted caliper brakes anyway. And disc brakes overall mean your braking is no longer reliant on your rims being perfectly true and clean. I don't think I know anyone who does mountain biking who would argue disc brakes are a gimmick. And surely hydraulic ones cannot weight significantly more than cable-pull - the volume of oil is tiny.



He's obvs a roadie, a couple of hundred grams matters not on an mtb, whereas a weight weenie obsessed roadie would wince at it.

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Morpheus_00

these are a great deal no doubt, but you shouldn't need hydraulics to … these are a great deal no doubt, but you shouldn't need hydraulics to stop well. sound like you either need to set them up properly or get new pads.



Bit of context - he's only 10 and the stock cable pull discs aren't great and have no modulation at all. I can work them fine, but he does struggle with them.

Spaz

He's obvs a roadie, a couple of hundred grams matters not on an mtb, … He's obvs a roadie, a couple of hundred grams matters not on an mtb, whereas a weight weenie obsessed roadie would wince at it.



Exactly, if a downhill biker wanted to shed that he'd just take a dump before starting out!

came here looking for kids shoes with brake disc pictures on them

Banned

Spaz

I'd like to see Steve Peats downhill bike equipped with cantilevers or … I'd like to see Steve Peats downhill bike equipped with cantilevers or V's, that should be amusing.


Erm, what do you think the world of Mountain Biking did before hydraulics came out?

SanTokiMTB

Erm, what do you think the world of Mountain Biking did before hydraulics … Erm, what do you think the world of Mountain Biking did before hydraulics came out?



ride downhill a lot less quickly due to having crap brakes.

Banned

Or buy a bicycle with brakes already attached.

davester2k

Hydraulic discs brakes must be one of the biggest cons that the MTB … Hydraulic discs brakes must be one of the biggest cons that the MTB manufacturers have ever dreamt up. All you're doing is adding extra weight and not enhancing stopping power as the limiting factor will be the tyres.It is a mirror of the appearance of 29 inch wheels (and presumably the coming 650 wheels). The MTB industry is so desparate to sell bikes in a saturated market that they bring out endless new gimmicks because they can add "value" easily without adding cost.I'm just glad that the UCI aren't thinking of allowing them in road racing as this will stop road bikes being equipped with them in the majority.



WHAT! Hydraulics bring all sorts of advantages, its a sealed system (no need to maintain stretching cables, worn outers etc), there is better modulation, they are powerful with very little effort, also a disk system (cable or hyd.) avoids pointless and primitive rim wear, and keeps the breaking surface out of the mud/wet!

I am also willing to bet they will be in the TdF with in the next 3 years.

It is true there are many gimmicks, but thats capitalism/progress/marketing/business for you. Happy with my 26inch wheels, 29er doesn't do it for me, or my wallet at the moment.

Great price. Literally stealing them for that.

I run full hydraulics and have ever since I was able to afford some, hydraulics used to cost upwards of £200 for the cheapest pairs. But if I needed some brakes I'd not hesitate to buy these.

Some people on here don't seem to understand the difference between different brake types and purposes.

A huge benefit to discs is the fact that the braking surface rarely gets contaminated with dirt like rim brakes do. And contrary to what people on here seem to imply, for mountain biking hydraulic brakes offer better power transfer to the disc (fluid vs cable) lower general maintenance intervals and vastly improved modulation. The fact is that all mountain bikes into the mid range category will have discs fitted and have done for over a decade.

YES- they may weigh 50g more than rim brakes. But the increased feel and confidence you will have in your brakes on descents will far outweigh any minuscule performance advantage you will get from saving 100g. If you think that suggesting these are inferior to rim brakes for mountain biking is well informed, good luck to you and good day sir!

Only available in white.

There are times when discs are superior (eg off road/in the mud) but for most people most of the time there is no point at all (like suspension). May satisfy your need to be fashionable though!

Regardless of that, this is a good price.

Edited by: "Besford" 4th Aug 2014

Cold can get good quality shimano for a little bit more.

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barrymahon499

Cold can get good quality shimano for a little bit more.



Please advise what and where from. Cheers.

barrymahon499

Cold can get good quality shimano for a little bit more.



Also interested to know where from? Can't even find a front or rear for less than 30 quid let alone a whole set w/rotas?
I have ordered a set, thanks OP! Hopefully will make a decent upgrade to my not so great Novela mechs.

Good excuse to fit my new shifters too :-)

miffyl

Bit of context - he's only 10 and the stock cable pull discs aren't great … Bit of context - he's only 10 and the stock cable pull discs aren't great and have no modulation at all. I can work them fine, but he does struggle with them.


Fair enough. I'm basing my experience on Avid BB5s, which grab pretty hard, but are pretty cheap :-)

Besford

There are times when discs are superior (eg off road/in the mud) but for … There are times when discs are superior (eg off road/in the mud) but for most people most of the time there is no point at all (like suspension). May satisfy your need to be fashionable though! ;)Regardless of that, this is a good price.



For most people most of the time doing what? If its actual mountain biking, good brakes are essential, and although you can have a great laugh on a rigid bike, you'll fly down a lot faster with decent suspension.

lolyehright

Or buy a bicycle with brakes already attached.

do you honestly think his bike has no brakes?!

voted hot, shame I cant get a set for my 'cross bike..... (no, its not angry if anyone was looking to troll).....

Do you need new wheels for disk brake upgrades from v brakes? Where do you mount the disks otherwise?
I mean, my bike has disks, but I still always wondered this.
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