have had all three of them, the later xt brake the hardest, by far. the arch supreme brakes are a work of art but there is a lot of flex in those machine arms.the xt mark1 vee's will more hten likely ratle and squeal, dont really want them.
what is are you going to run them on,caad4 ?
the Avid Arch supreme ARE nice and friggen LIGHTWEIGHT
(with brake pads on, still feel lighter than the XT's without pads LOL). yah it does feel a little flexy .... but somehow it gave me a good feel like a softer brake instead of a firm feel ... i do think they're still stronger than this XT's tho ... and yes i replaced cable housing and cables ........ BUT ..... this is something ppl dont say when they own them, besides being awesome ...... they're a PAIN IN THE @$s lol. unless you run 2.0 tires, or narrower , you just wont be able to get'em out of the bike without deflating the tire .... thats the whole reason why i bought the 2 XT brake sets ... followed you guys's advises and put on the newer ones (that also had less rust).
thank you guys !
YES , its my baby .... its a 2000 F1000SL CAAD 4...... i got this bike a long time ago when it was still a top of the line machine ..... now with new technology coming out every year, it might seen a little odd .... but hey she's a mighty one still ....
here she is.... very dirty right now cause i just came back from testing the brakes screen shot pc
my dirty beach lol ( 2000 C'dale F1000SL