Giant MPH Root Hydraulic Disc Brake Set/Pair White £59.99 @ JEJAMES CYCLES
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Giant MPH Root Hydraulic Disc Brake Set/Pair White £59.99 @ JEJAMES CYCLES

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Found 5th Aug 2012
£60 quid for a set of Hydraulic Brakes cant be bad !! .
Giant Mph Root Hydraulic Disc Brake Set/pair White Description
Giant MPH Root Hydraulic Disc Brake Set/Pair White Introduction

FASTER STOPPING POWER AND SMOOTHER SHIFTING WITH GIANT BRAKES AND CABLES. Stopping in any weather is easy with MPH Root Brakes, and with Giant's Ultra Slick cables and accessories smoother shifting gears means easier accelleration.
Specification and Features of the Giant MPH Root Hydraulic Disc Brake Set/Pair White
Rear brake and front brake kits available.
Comes with 160mm disc and bolts.
Post mount (International).
Giant MPH Root Hydraulic Disc Brake Set/Pair White is perfect for
All riders.
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Their RRP is about £100 off but good all the same.
Wait I take that back! These are usually £80 EACH! for just front or back.

Bought
Edited by: "unquestioned" 5th Aug 2012
I ride a recumbent bike so the run to the rear wheel is probably longer than usual. Can longer 'cable' be obtained if necessary so that could use these?
Heated and ordered. At £30 per brake they're untouchable. Cheapest on eBay is £75 EACH for front OR rear! Cannot believe this deal is not sizzling hot yet...
Excuse my ignorance, but this is the brakes/levers and rotor?
tek-monkey

Excuse my ignorance, but this is the brakes/levers and rotor?



Levers, rotors, calipers & cables.
Thanks, a mate is just finishing off a bike and hasn't got the brakes yet. This is ideal
Do these make a real difference to the braking capabilities of a bike, especially in the wet, over that of the std brakes and callipers..?
I don't know why I did this but I went ahead and bit the bullet. Purchased for a bike I don't have at the moment. Will this fit on a Dawes XC 1.0, a bike I am considering to buy?
JunkMail

I ride a recumbent bike so the run to the rear wheel is probably longer … I ride a recumbent bike so the run to the rear wheel is probably longer than usual. Can longer 'cable' be obtained if necessary so that could use these?



just buy some standard brake cable... all bike cables come off the levers/brakes cos you've gotta feed it through the holding points in the bikes frame.
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JunkMail

I ride a recumbent bike so the run to the rear wheel is probably longer … I ride a recumbent bike so the run to the rear wheel is probably longer than usual. Can longer 'cable' be obtained if necessary so that could use these?



There's always one. Why, for Pete's sake?
VimesUK

Do these make a real difference to the braking capabilities of a bike, … Do these make a real difference to the braking capabilities of a bike, especially in the wet, over that of the std brakes and callipers..?



If you mean disk brakes in general, I find them a lot better in wet/muddy conditions simply because the rotor is near the hub. This means less mess from the road gets on them, giving you a cleaner braking surface. A few weeks ago we were cycling along a canal towpath and went through some mud which completely disabled my GFs V brakes, yet my disc brakes were fine.

If you mean are hydraulics better than cable operated I have no idea, they feel nicer to use but I'm not sure why!
JunkMail

I ride a recumbent bike so the run to the rear wheel is probably longer … I ride a recumbent bike so the run to the rear wheel is probably longer than usual. Can longer 'cable' be obtained if necessary so that could use these?


In my experience the cables on all hydraulic brakes I have purchased, cheap and expensive. The cables are always too long.
They usually state the cable length, but not here... Take a piece of string run your natural cable position,,,measure,,, then email the company for info....
If your going to change the cables (fairly easy job).....Make sure you get all the bits and peices,,,,,,you may get spares with this set anyway and be able to use them......YouTube has many good vids for bike maintenance.

For everyone......If your brakes start loosing power within the warranty, dont be shy returning them...
Some cheaper brakes, do not have the same QC as the big boys and may leak due to poor QC and not misuse...
I've returned several sets and never had a problem with the retailer (albeit not this retailer)
Nice find great price....
tek-monkey

If you mean disk brakes in general, I find them a lot better in wet/muddy … If you mean disk brakes in general, I find them a lot better in wet/muddy conditions simply because the rotor is near the hub. This means less mess from the road gets on them, giving you a cleaner braking surface. A few weeks ago we were cycling along a canal towpath and went through some mud which completely disabled my GFs V brakes, yet my disc brakes were fine.If you mean are hydraulics better than cable operated I have no idea, they feel nicer to use but I'm not sure why!



Thanks for that, it was more of the former really. Thanks for answering about the general functionality of disc brakes. I wasn't too bothered about the method of operation, either hydraulic or cables.
Edited by: "VimesUK" 6th Aug 2012
Ordered thanks op, I don't suppose anyone knows some good rapid fire shifters to go with them?
Should go great with my daughters Giant bike as its got standard v brakes of my GT.
Edited by: "Cro_Baron" 6th Aug 2012
Rubbish brakes IMHO. No end of trouble with hydraulics gumming up and brakes needing bled. Happened to me every winter.
great spot .....just in the process off converting my mtb for the road so going to get my old bike up to scratch for off road ,the brakes need new pads and bleeding and one of the reservoir's is leaking....might as well buy these
Edited by: "broadyo796" 6th Aug 2012
Hydraulics in general or these specific ones?

I run hydraulics and they are brilliant. There is a reason why most mountain bikes above about £400 come with hydraulic brakes.
garamukdeals

just buy some standard brake cable... all bike cables come off the … just buy some standard brake cable... all bike cables come off the levers/brakes cos you've gotta feed it through the holding points in the bikes frame.



It's worth pointing out you use hoses with hydraulics, not cables.
neelpeel

Rubbish brakes IMHO. No end of trouble with hydraulics gumming up and … Rubbish brakes IMHO. No end of trouble with hydraulics gumming up and brakes needing bled. Happened to me every winter.



Lucky I got a bleeding kit then:)
They're mineral oil based too, which I find a lot less hassle than DOT fluid.
seem a good price, wouldnt be witthout hydraulic brakes, stopping power is excellent
I would fit them to an electric conversion, but on a regular bike stopping on a dime takes the fun out of cycling for me.
Does seem very cheap, are these an easy retrofit? I've got a 2010 Mongoose Tyax sport with the stock brakes.
Only difficulty I can forsee with fitting is cutting the rear hose cable, as it'll probably be too long.
Orbital

They're mineral oil based too, which I find a lot less hassle than DOT … They're mineral oil based too, which I find a lot less hassle than DOT fluid.



I run some old school Clarks Clim8 6 pots and they use mineral oil. Its pretty cheap off the bay and is Shimano

Voted hot btw

Oh and they usually come pre bled so can just replace any disc brakes already on..

AS long as you have post mount forks not IS mount. However adaptors are only about 6 squid

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Edited by: "djjinx1" 6th Aug 2012
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norm1

Only difficulty I can forsee with fitting is cutting the rear hose cable, … Only difficulty I can forsee with fitting is cutting the rear hose cable, as it'll probably be too long.


I had that with my avids long rear cable. I never cut it just managed to route it a longer way round to take up the extra , been no problem
Gold Feet

I would fit them to an electric conversion, but on a regular bike … I would fit them to an electric conversion, but on a regular bike stopping on a dime takes the fun out of cycling for me.



Stopping before hitting a tree stump while tearing downhill at 30mph, puts the fun INTO cycling for me!!!
you also got to check your hubs have the bracket for the calipers to be bolted onto, otherwise their going to be an expensive dust catcher.
neelpeel

Rubbish brakes IMHO. No end of trouble with hydraulics gumming up and … Rubbish brakes IMHO. No end of trouble with hydraulics gumming up and brakes needing bled. Happened to me every winter.



I have to admit i have had the exact same experience with these brakes.



Would these be alright on my £37.50 Tesco mountain bike, because when im riding down the side of Mountains i could do with more stopping force.
Orbital

Stopping before hitting a tree stump while tearing downhill at 30mph, … Stopping before hitting a tree stump while tearing downhill at 30mph, puts the fun INTO cycling for me!!!



Having hit a tree at around that speed due to not stopping in time I tend to agree, although the surface I was on meant brakes weren't really going to help anyway!
tek-monkey

A few weeks ago we were cycling along a canal towpath and went through … A few weeks ago we were cycling along a canal towpath and went through some mud which completely disabled my GFs V brakes, yet my disc brakes were fine.!



I LOVE that ur bike has disc brakes, but ur girlfriend has to put up with v's. Good man!
Edited by: "SmokeBomb" 6th Aug 2012
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zackkr

you also got to check your hubs have the bracket for the calipers to be … you also got to check your hubs have the bracket for the calipers to be bolted onto, otherwise their going to be an expensive dust catcher.



I have a feeling some people are buying these without realising exactly WHAT they are buying.

It certainly ain't as straight forward as simply mounting them - lol !
Surely you are more limited by the grip of the tyre and the road rather than the brakes?
hollymia

I have a feeling some people are buying these without realising exactly … I have a feeling some people are buying these without realising exactly WHAT they are buying.It certainly ain't as straight forward as simply mounting them - lol !



well anyone with a slight bit of sense would read up on it before buying, i just thought id enlighten some of these!
My bike has grown sideburns.........not been used since last close shave.
KINGYFUN

My bike has grown sideburns.........not been used since last close shave.



my bike has a few skid marks left after my last close shave X)
Amazing price - a set of hydraulic brakes for £60!. I had these on a bike but I found bleeding them a bit of a 'mare. Personal preference, but I usually use a decent set of mechanical disc brakes just in case I crash so I can "fix" or limp home.

Hot.

Edited by: "jetsetwilly" 6th Aug 2012
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