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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by A.P.B, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. A.P.B New Member

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    Does any one know anthing bought these brakes.
    I am looking at the six piston designe but cant find any info on them on the web . Their home page does not offer much.
    http://www.gatorbrake.com/
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  2. dante Unabomber

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    screw that, go 8 or nothin'. what are you, a pansy?? :)



    (no clue on them, sorry)
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  3. CBJ Well-Known Member

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    Deadly breaking power!
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  4. dante Unabomber

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    god tell me that was an intentional pun. :D
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  5. CBJ Well-Known Member

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    Just quoting the website.
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  6. A.P.B New Member

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    All right you got your post numbers up but as usual no helpful info.
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  7. CBJ Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Ridemonkey sucks.
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  8. A.P.B New Member

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    Nope just people like you that don't have any thing useful to contribute
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  9. demo 9 Active Member

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    overkill
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  10. A.P.B New Member

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    All right got that out of way Does anybody know bought the brakes?
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  11. Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I sincerely doubt you will find anybody on here buying some random no name brakes that are going to be impossible to find parts for. Sorry dude. You will get a ton of smart ass replies though.
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    i'm not sure you'll get much in the way of answers from anybody on the boards, it seems like a small and fairly unknown company. the stuff looks great though, and i'm drooling over the titanium plated rotor. i'd be willing to consider trying them myself as they seem pretty well made, but it's a risk. try posting on other boards as well, mtbr and pinkbike have a ton of members so you could get a good answer out of one of those hopefully.
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  13. CBJ Well-Known Member

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    Spend a little extra time on here before you start passing judgment and lighten up a little bit :)

    Maybe the point is there is absolutely nothing useful to say about the breaks.
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  14. A.P.B New Member

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    Dont need to lighten up just commenting on what typed into a computer from some body that has nothing better to do with ther life.
    And whole point is that I don't need to spend more time on Ride monkey maybe you should spend a little less and go ride.

    Most company's start off small with great products and either die out before the product make it or become name brands.
    Just some food for thought .
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    So buy them and write a review; if you don't like them sell them to some sucker on ebay.
    Or buy the hopes and have nothing to worry about. Just some food for thought :lighten:
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  16. pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    ask steve irwin
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    Horable? yes. But Funny:cheers:
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    I might be the only one having a set of theses...

    In canada YODO bike is the distributer so it's not a problem getting parts for them

    I was riding a set on my trailbike for a while, I had the 4 piston at the back and the 6 pistons up front, They are good brake,both have steel braded lines, very reliable and have lot's of power, especially the 6 pistons...compare to hopes, avids or maguras, i would says that the gators dont have the quality modulation or quality "hand feeling" of the others but they are definitely better feeling than any hayes i've ever had, plus they are really cheap... I've been using them for over 1 year on different bikes and they were trouble free.
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  19. Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Are they cheap now? I remember when they first came out they had some enormous price on them.
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    dont waste your time buy formulas
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  22. dante Unabomber

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    :cheers:


    and to the original poster... you're asking about an obscure product made by a Taiwanese company who primarily makes brake housing, hasn't been reviewed (to my knowledge), is being sold by an online discount website who got suckered into buying them in the first place, and is distributed in the US by a company called Aplus who only has a yahoo email account. if you want a better feeling brake, the 2006 Juicy 5 203mm brake is $125, or the 2006 Juicy 7 203mm brake is $159. based on experience with the Avid product (but not with gatorbrake product) and the availability of Avid product, I'd suggest looking into those options instead.

    :banana:
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    my lbs had a pair in, i didn't work on them my self. but apparently there were just trouble, not much braking power.

    i would just say stick with the more mainstream brands. and its not like you cant get enough braking power from standard 2 pot brakes.
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  24. demo 9 Active Member

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    now call me crazy but isnt surface area and tires alot more important the power. that with a hookworm will suck. and even forgetting about that; isnt it surface area over power, even hayes will skid...

    another stupid 1 30 in the morning post.
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  25. Udi Active Member

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    I've ridden a reasonably well setup pair of the 6 pots, I thought they worked well and felt pretty grabby. The guy that ran them seemed to like them a lot. Judging by the bulk in the lever and caliper, they weren't light though.

    I'd probably grab some juicies or juicy levers / code calipers instead if you want parts availability, and juicies will likely be a fair bit lighter.
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  26. Kornphlake New Member

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    So who is right do they break and kill you or do they kill the trail when you brake?
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  27. jvnixon New Member

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    What kind of bike are they going on?

    A scraper bike?

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  28. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    I spoke with somebody on this board (can't remember where or who) but he said the 8 pots were pretty crappy out of the box, but broke in to perform pretty well. I think you would be better off on a set of gustavs for pure power or any of the big(er) 3 (hope shimano avid) for general use.
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    braking force is dependent on the coefficient of friction, but friction is not dependent on surface area.
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    or mabey dont buy hope that heat up and buy the king of brakes SAINTS!!!! they wont let u down...

    how did that sound!!!!:cheers: :bonk:
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    My saints are awesome like woah :banana:


    Yea, as stated before, there are many other brake sets out there that you will KNOW are good for around the same price.
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    7" codes are all you need in this day and age
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    I sugested Hope's because he is looking at the 6 piston Gators. :banana:
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    http://cyclesolutions.com.au/products/brakes.htm
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