Best aggressive XC brakes?

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Philt
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by Philt

Hi, I have a 2012 Yeti ASR 5 which I use mainly for XC racing. About 21lbs with XX1. Am taking to the mountains in Italy in the summer and will need to upgrade the brakes from the XX World Cups on it. Any suggestions for more power and not too much extra weight? Thanks
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Kastrup
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by Kastrup

Shimano
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CGT
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by CGT

Hope M4 front, X2 rear is what I will go (180/160). Should be good!

crohnsy
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by crohnsy

Don't forget to upgrade your rotors... The ones in your pic aren't doing you any favours..

Philt
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by Philt

Yep. Calipers and rotors. The Ashima's are fine for flattish XC.

sstefanov
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by sstefanov

I would go with Formula R1. Light and very powerful. 2013 model year are supposedly easier to maintain.

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Avid codes.

limba
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by limba

XTR. You can also mount the shifter/lever together with this.

http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/02/25/fro ... -adapters/

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Formula R1 for weight effective, Shimano for the braking wth a little more weight. Noting that the Shimano Icetech option gives you the option to run slightly lighter discs when calculating weights!
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Quinn039
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by Quinn039

XT's would do the trick...

benread
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by benread

Keep it simple and quite...! Shimano XTR Race 140/160...

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by TheRookie

Not sure you read what the OP was actually asking for there Ben!
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Varaxis
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by Varaxis

XO Trail.

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X0 - Noooooooooooo
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shill
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by shill

+1 of the new XO TRAIL BRAKES. They are incredably powerful. I am running 160f/ 140r and have tons of power. There is no fade either. They seem to have fixed the issues because I have had mine for over 3 months with zero issues.

Scott

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