HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Brakes?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 02, 2008 5:39 pm
Posts: 758
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Quote:
The Race X2's are powerful enough if you are a light rider... but they struggled to stop me at 180lbs.


This is my experience too.

Having tried to get on with Formula R1's but being constantly frustrated by how unreliable/ finicky to set up they were I am now very happy with XTR. If I were to replace them then it would be with the XTRs due out soon to save a few more g's but hopefully keep the power, reliability and feel.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Brakes?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:55 pm 
Offline
in the industry

Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Posts: 2021
Location: Glermsford, Suffolk U.K
I try not to lock the front wheel it rarely end well. My old Hope mono mini's still going strong after 8 years weight 300g per end that's lever, caliper and hose with all fittings. Not light but hardly so heavy that it is a problem. That is an 8 year old brake set as well and not there top model at the time. Hope brake just work, so do Shimano but Hope make spares and keep making them. I got a lever clamp for mine on lifetime warranty last year would I be able to get for a shimano brake 7-8 years on I don't think so.

Still XT or XTR brakes are excellent though and worth the extra weight over other systems.

_________________
www.thecycleclinic.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Brakes?
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:55 pm 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Best brakes available?

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

bananasbrah

28

1578

Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:47 am

Stueys View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Squeaky Brakes!

in Road

fancycoconut

8

683

Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:40 pm

ergott View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. TriRig brakes

in Road

fifarafa

4

520

Sun May 17, 2015 11:23 am

mrlobber View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. What rotors for my new XTR brakes ?

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3 ]

in MTB

muntos

36

3224

Sun May 03, 2015 1:02 am

trailgumby View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. THM FIBULA brakes

in Wanted

mjduct

0

54

Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:22 am

mjduct View the latest post


It is currently Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:18 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB