Using the Magura MTS, loving it. set-up not as easy as the Shimanos(lesser pad clearance), but otherwise, very good in weight, very nice lever feel, and good power and modulation.
Ah thats good to hear,I think I'm going to have a look at some brakes in a shop to gauge them hands on.
As all say, anything will feel like an improvement
Hope feel great, look great but are underpowered.
R1's are absolutely perfect but for the tiny pad-rotor clearance which means it is extremely difficult to set them up without rubbing. Some days it is there some days it is not. I'll set it up perfectly with the bike upside down then the brakes will rub horribly after turning the bike right side up (and not even pulling the lever). Mine have driven me nuts!
I can't recommend Shimano XTR enough! All the benefits of the R1's but far quieter and more reliable. The downside is giving away 50-60g. At the end of the day I have more fun and am less stressed before a ride so the XTR win easily.
Thats funny because I did look at the XTR's,are you running the M985 Race or M875?.I really like the race but it's abit too bling bling for me,whereas the M875 looks quite nice.How much lever pull does the XTR typically have,they don't have a pad adjustment dial do they?.