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Cool Dad got my mom a new Jeep bike. Price $87 Brand new.




Dad works at Sears. This was sitting in the warehouse for up to a year, and is a discontinued model. It was price reduced twice , and for employees or at least my dad they let it walk for $87 since it was the only one left.

Now my dad wants to talk my dad into trading his 1 year old huffy euipped with rock shocks and v-brakes for it lol :P

Index shifters, disc brakes, front and rear suspension.

He's keeping an eye open for next for me and my girlfriend ;)

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For 87 bucks, hella deal. The disc Brakes are cable and not hydrolic. Hydrolic are FAR better, your mother may not notice any diference though.
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Yeah, I know my bikes, I used to be very very heavily into the sport, and plan on getting back into it.. I used to keep up with a city bus going 50 kilometers an hour on my Raleigh bmx. Man I was infamous with that lil bike around my hood.
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Wow even the bikes won't sell without incentives.
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For the price, good deal. Those bikes suck though.

If you're not into racing, why even bother with disc brakes? Shit, unless you're into racing in a lot of muddy conditions, why even bother with disc brakes? For the average rider a good set of V brakes (such as Avid) will do good. For racing, ceramic pads with ceramic lined rims will work great too. I just don't get the average rider who goes with a mechanical disc brake, not to mention a full blown hydraulic disc brake setup.

Oh well. To each their own.
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I converted to Magura Hydraulic brakes a few years back (not disc, still pad on rims) simply for the lower pressure needed

we rode Mt. Snow (local ski resort) one weekend and I was two finger braking the whole day where before I was giving full grip braking in spots and ending up with numb forearms after three runs
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I converted to Magura Hydraulic brakes a few years back (not disc, still pad on rims) simply for the lower pressure needed

we rode Mt. Snow (local ski resort) one weekend and I was two finger braking the whole day where before I was giving full grip braking in spots and ending up with numb forearms after three runs
I see what you are saying, but my friend, I think you had your brakes set up wrong. I have the stock V brakes (Promax, they are ok for now) and I can two finger brake all day long.

BTW, have you had any problems with the hydraulics leaking?
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no, the hydraulics have never leaked one drop, they aren't very high pressure so as long as you have the couplings seated correctly they won't ever leak

as for being setup correctly all I have to say is that you must not have ever tried hydraulics, the effort is significantly less than any cables

riding a ski trail is much different from trail riding, you spend 95% of you ride with you fingers on the brakes
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Nope, haven't tried hydraulic brakes. I know about them, just haven't tried them. Like I said, to each their own.

So if ski trail riding is 95% braking, I assume you don't ride up the hill?
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That is one f-ugly bike....but for $87 a good deal.
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sweet deal.
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Randy's gonna be pissed:mad: :p
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Dad got my mom a new Jeep bike. Price $87 Brand new.
I'm sorry...no really I am.

It'll make a great anchor.
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If you're not into racing, why even bother with disc brakes? Shit, unless you're into racing in a lot of muddy conditions, why even bother with disc brakes? For the average rider a good set of V brakes (such as Avid) will do good. For racing, ceramic pads with ceramic lined rims will work great too. I just don't get the average rider who goes with a mechanical disc brake, not to mention a full blown hydraulic disc brake setup.
I have Avids . Those brakes probably have less stopping power than your promax Vs do, Just beacuse they are disk doesnt mean they stop good. Dialing in full cable disk breaks is super easy though, even a one fingered monkey could do it.


PS: My singlespeed is going to have Hayes or Hope discs on it, I wanna stop fast :p
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Re: Dad got my mom a new Jeep bike. Price $87 Brand new.

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disc brakes

You mean disc brake
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