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    Default Re: OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

    Quote Originally Posted by J.Johnson View Post
    Thw Clake products are light years ahead of the other repurposed crap.
    I would like to have one, but he really should work on his marketing strategy. The website is a mess and I gave up too easy could not make any sense of it, double lever ? dual action? pro ? etc etc made me want to scream first look shows a $1000+ option and an $800 option so I just gave up (similar to the SCOTTS damper website) . I suppose the only way is to call them.
    If I knew it was only $50 more I would have gone for it , but then there's shipping and time from Australia (?) what fits what (?) etc, etc
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    Default Re: OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonewolf View Post
    I would like to have one, but he really should work on his marketing strategy. The website is a mess and I gave up too easy could not make any sense of it, double lever ? dual action? pro ? etc etc made me want to scream first look shows a $1000+ option and an $800 option so I just gave up (similar to the SCOTTS damper website) . I suppose the only way is to call them.
    If I knew it was only $50 more I would have gone for it , but then there's shipping and time from Australia (?) what fits what (?) etc, etc
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    Default Re: OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

    Nothing is better than the Clake SLR dual control kit. Unfortunately at this time, they only work with a Brembo clutch master cylinder, not a Magura like Husqvarna started using recently. They also require a Brembo rear brake master cylinder, so that would have to be changed as well. Doing both of those pushes it into the $600 range if purchased new.

    That being said, I did get those Brembo parts so I could use the SLR. I take them off when I sell the bike and keep them for the next one Can't ride without the SLR, you just can't beat the ergonomics compared to any other LHRB. For me (and many of my friends), it's worth the investment.
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    Default Re: OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

    I sent Clake an email over a month ago asking for some replacement part advice for my Clake one clutch master. Still no reply.

    Not endorsing the OX (yet) but if you wipe out your OX master cylinder almost any bicycle shop in town has a new on for $75.00.

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    Default Re: OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

    Quote Originally Posted by tognot View Post
    I sent Clake an email over a month ago asking for some replacement part advice for my Clake one clutch master. Still no reply.

    Not endorsing the OX (yet) but if you wipe out your OX master cylinder almost any bicycle shop in town has a new on for $75.00.
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    Default Re: OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

    Thanks J. Johnson for a lead on Clake parts.

    OX hydra: I bought one since my last post and have ridden 2x since. My reason for LHRB: I run a rekluse. If you climb ( and donít succeed) steep hills, you need a LHRB - in my opinion.

    Originally my OX didnít have the power i wanted. I called OX - nice guy- an we found a couple details ( adjustment on my part) that helped. The final solution was runnin the ox lever in the clutch position where i could get a normal pull on it.
    I run my clutch lever down low, as i rarely touch it.

    i din not find a steep learning curve. VERY tricky , trial type down hills it is handy. I didnít need it for brake sliding, i still have my pedal. I did not notice ď cancelling outĒ when applying foot and hand brake. The foot overpowers the hand an you let go.

    i think the design is ingenious. Only hiccup is the boot that must be sealed with rtv or similar. If water or crud gets in the boot, slave cylinder is gone ( per manufacturer ). A better design would place the boot on the bottom so water would drain w gravity.

    it works, Iím satisfied. I paid full price and purchased directly from OX brake.

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    Default Re: OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

    Ive put over a 100hrs on the Ox Brake. I also have a Rekluse and moved my clutch lever UP with with OX below it, but just enough to operate the clutch if needed. Ive blead mine a few times, Blown out the seal on the master cylinder once. I use it 100 percent of the time, so much I bought a spare since I travel alot! The rubber boot is a draw back. I took a 1" bike tube and cut it a bit longer to fit and put it on with wire ties....problem seems to be fixed, but I still take out the bolt and make sure its clean every few weeks. Its an easy system to do pm on. I wish the master cylinder was a bit bigger for a more positive lock up. Its great for downhills. Used the **** out of it in Moab. I run alot of tight single track her in FL/AL and it works great. Ive talked to Chuck a few times to get spare seals which he sent at no cost. I like the system being seperate from the bike rear brake. If something happens to the OX, you still have the bike rear brake.
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    Default Re: OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

    Cheaper at Rocky Mountain.

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    Default Re: OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

    Could not find the clake with Jeff Bolt. Do you have a link?

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    Default Re: OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

    Been running the OX LHRB on several rides. Really not that impressed with it. Works good on downhills, but thats about it. Will NOT lock up your rear brake, maybe on a washboard fire road,maybe. Is it worth $300 bucks? I don't think so. Yes, its adjusted correctly. Wish I would have saved a few more bucks and bought a Clake. Not sure if RockyMountain will take it back. Also, its NOT going to help you master the wheelie. You will still need to cover your rear foot brake. I almost looped out thinking it would bring my front end down alone. Not even close. Needs a much bigger Master cylinder. Great concept, but very weak. JMHO. I also ride a loaded down 2018 EXC-F 500 and with gear, I weigh about 235lbs. May work with a hundred pounder.

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