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Hello,

I have an rb booster 2 bolt and i have no bite at all but as soon as i take it off the brakes bite is really nice and a nice squeek aswell.

When its on its no noise and no bite but mint hold i would rather have good bite and good hold

Im running heatsink yellows.

could i make the booster less strong ?

recommendations ?

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lol...just lol

A booster reduces frame flex. in terms of clamping force, frame flex is bad. Depending on what pads you have, just because they squeak doesnt mean they're good. I wish people would understand this :/

When brakes squeak it basically means the frame is vibrating and pads that have good hold charactaristics opt for this (EG phat pads, LGM's) HOWEVER some pads are shit at holding with frame flex, because it jsut chews up the pad before it can get good purchase from sufficient clamping force. Typically softer pads (heatsink reds) work BETTER with a booster, because they have amazing bite, but if they were to be allowed to vibrate, they'd just get chewed up

I have no experiance with heatsink yellows, so before you go drilling holes in perfectly good components answer this: Does you brake hold and bite? Not 'does you brake honk?'

If it bites + holds its the perfect brake, REGARDLESS of noise. Ive seen some pretty insane brake setups that are silent to be honest.... and some pretty noisy ones that are shit.

NOISE = BITE not necessarily hold

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lol...just lol

A booster reduces frame flex. in terms of clamping force, frame flex is bad. Depending on what pads you have, just because they squeak doesnt mean they're good. I wish people would understand this :/

When brakes squeak it basically means the frame is vibrating and pads that have good hold charactaristics opt for this (EG phat pads, LGM's) HOWEVER some pads are shit at holding with frame flex, because it jsut chews up the pad before it can get good purchase from sufficient clamping force. Typically softer pads (heatsink reds) work BETTER with a booster, because they have amazing bite, but if they were to be allowed to vibrate, they'd just get chewed up

I have no experiance with heatsink yellows, so before you go drilling holes in perfectly good components answer this: Does you brake hold and bite? Not 'does you brake honk?'

If it bites + holds its the perfect brake, REGARDLESS of noise. Ive seen some pretty insane brake setups that are silent to be honest.... and some pretty noisy ones that are shit.

NOISE = BITE not necessarily hold

I dont care about the noise i like a nice quite brake but its just there no bite there just loads of hold which is ok but it feels like its going to slip as theres no bite there

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I dont care about the noise i like a nice quite brake but its just there no bite there just loads of hold which is ok but it feels like its going to slip as theres no bite there

Im using heatsink yellows with a small 2bolt carbon booster I cut from flat plate, the frame is titanium so really flexy to begin with and even with the booster you can still easily deflect the frame.

The brake works 100% all the time, its never let me down, bite is awesome, hold is more than enough for me and wet performance is just about as good; Ive yet to have a negative comment about my rear brake apart from it feeling a bit spongy (but that helps with my tendonitis and it never lacks hold). Its also very noisy, I would prefer a quieter brake but as it works so well Im not too bothered.

DX32 with a med grind, cnc yellows, 98 magura slaves and an RB lever.

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Im using heatsink yellows with a small 2bolt carbon booster I cut from flat plate, the frame is titanium so really flexy to begin with and even with the booster you can still easily deflect the frame.

The brake works 100% all the time, its never let me down, bite is awesome, hold is more than enough for me and wet performance is just about as good; Ive yet to have a negative comment about my rear brake apart from it feeling a bit spongy (but that helps with my tendonitis and it never lacks hold). Its also very noisy, I would prefer a quieter brake but as it works so well Im not too bothered.

DX32 with a med grind, cnc yellows, 98 magura slaves and an RB lever.

How's the wrist doing? I've started having the same problem <_<

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How's the wrist doing? I've started having the same problem <_<

Wrist? Not had problems with me wrist, I used to get quite bad tendonitis in my fingers and they would cramp up on the bars. Last injury I had was something to do with my shoulder, not sure what it was but it caused me to lose all strength in my right index finger and my my right middle finger went numb :blink:

All sorted now though, Im 31 in a fortnight, its taking too long to recover these days :D

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I dont care about the noise i like a nice quite brake but its just there no bite there just loads of hold which is ok but it feels like its going to slip as theres no bite there

you have completely contradicted yourself in my opinion...if your brake holds then you should have no problem with it slipping. you need to get over the problem in your head. it isnt anything to do with your brake.

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