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The way i see it- front is anyone's choice. a large disc brake usually does the trick in terms of locking the wheel, though i must admit i havnt really tried any big taps. it has more modulation, which is nice for rolling endos and such.

On the back though i havn't seen many discs that outperform the rim brake, especially on a stock bike. i'd stick with a rim brake on the back for that all important "on-off" feeling. personal preference, but theres a reason its the most commonly used option.

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dont forget the difference between mod and stock - the torque on a mod wheel is much smaller than the one acting on a 26" wheel. brakes that can easily lock a 20" wont always lock a 26" wheel. if you're a big fella, get a good brake and decent pads. also use a larger rotor up front.

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iv always been a hs33 up front rider, but i had a go of my mates onza blade and i just love the disc. i love riding rocks and with a disc you can do lines so much smoother.

Plus if you live where there are loads of hills it helps abit, no squeaking

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Iam riding stock and brakes are the most important thing they always must be 100% (what actually the front disc brake is not... :D)

Well i have hope mono trial on front its disc brake... it always locks iam still new to trials and i started practicing thing through the front wheel... and it doesnt lock i have no idea why but in endos etc its locked .... maybe its about weight position.... dunno

rear wheel is magura hs33 race line from 2004 i found it better than the new one (and i also like the design more :D)

but well for example damon w does very big stuff and he has also rim brake on front or am i wrong?:D

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