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 Post subject: Re: Brakes?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:12 pm 

Joined: Fri May 02, 2008 5:39 pm
Posts: 950
Location: Here, there and everywhere
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.

 Post subject: Re: Brakes?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Posts: 2510
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.


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