What are the best brakes for dirt jumpers?

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What are the best brakes for dirt jumpers?
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Posted: Nov 27, 2019 at 17:33 Quote
I was wondering what the best brakes are for dirt jumping that aren't that expensive. Any feedback welcomed.

Posted: Nov 28, 2019 at 11:10 Quote
Shimano Deore M6000. $60-70 depending where you get them and they’re rock solid.

Posted: Dec 5, 2019 at 17:23 Quote
I've heard the Shimano slx are good what about those?

Posted: Dec 5, 2019 at 18:03 Quote
That’s a step above the Deore m6000 I suggested. So yes they are good but the Deore is all you need for a DJ build IMO.

Posted: Dec 9, 2019 at 11:11 Quote
What kind of brake? Disc or v?

I always liked reliable brakes that were cheap and easily fixed. I ran an avid bb7 road calliper with an odyssey mid lever and odyssey linear cable. Difference between mtb and road callipers is the pull ratio (mtb is long pull and road/bmx brakes are short pull) which needs to be matched.

I also ran v brake or bmx u brake if I could due to the fact that the callipers are tucked out of the way and don't really get smashed up. I did a lot of pedal grinds on the left side of the bike..

Posted: Dec 10, 2019 at 8:13 Quote
when its time to change my brake on my dj, I was thinking of going with a cable, trials brake. Should do the trick right?

Posted: Dec 10, 2019 at 10:35 Quote
They're just easy maintenence. I'd go with something like that.

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 19:24 Quote
NickC18 wrote:
Shimano Deore M6000. $60-70 depending where you get them and they’re rock solid.

2nded.. perfect for DJ.. can be even cheaperif you findthem in sale somewhere..

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 19:25 Quote
spyke wrote:
Shimano XT

Too much for DJ IMHO, had one and had to put it on my slope bike, it was like an on/off switch.. lol

Matter of opinion of course..

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