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    whats the difference?


    what is the difference between these two types of master cylinders?



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    Re: whats the difference?

    The first one is a horizontal piston style pump with an intergrated resevour.

    The second is a radial piston style with a remote resevour.

    Maybe someone else could chime in and give the benefits of both designs. Sorry for the spelling errors, it's still early in the morning.

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    Re: whats the difference?

    id also like to know the pros/cons of each. ive only seen the second one on "higher end" bikes so im assuming there is some kind of performance gain?

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    Re: whats the difference?

    A radial pump is more efficient and offers better feel. The other style is usually spec'ed on bikes due to cost since the MC housing and the resevour are cast as a single piece.

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    Re: whats the difference?

    About $300! (difference)

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    Re: whats the difference?

    The only real difference is that a conventional MC has to take a sharp 90% turn with the fluid. Where as a radial mount the lever pulls directly to the piston.

    My stock MC was like the one in your first pic.

    Last season I used a Brembo conventional mount MC and it was GREEEEEEAAAT!

    Next year I will be using a radial mount Brembo MC. I will let you know what I think

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