xtr vee brakes or hope discs

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MIKEMCDERMID
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by MIKEMCDERMID

ive been in the weight listings and im a bit puzzled

which is lighter a hope mono 4 pot

or a pair of xtr vees

the reason im puzzled is the pair part an individual mono is aroun 400 g

and it states the vees are 398 g per pair is the pair frt and rear or the pair left arm right arm

just wondering as i dont know which to fit discs or vees

thanks all
MIKE

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Tippster
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by Tippster

Hope mini discs are 380g (each) or 760g (pair).
Above weights include levers and hose.

XTR V-Brakes 2003 are 394g (pair).
levers 160g (pair).
cables 50g (estimate).

V-Brakes ar the lighter option. Depends on your weight and type of riding you intend to do. My personal choice is the Hope mini's. They squeel like crazy, but as I communte 22 miles a day on my mountain bike, the noise of the mini's helps as you watch padestrians panic as they think a car is slaming on the brakes before hitting them.

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by polaris

Easy decision if you're just looking at weight but otherwise a tough call, depends what you are going to use them for.

I recently swapped an avid v-brake setup for hope mini monos. The monos are definitely heavier (about 100g, front and rear including everything).

Power is an interesting comparison as you don't get the same bite straight out of the box but I expect them to be much more reliable for things like enduros. After two days of nasty mud, rim brakes tend to be as useful as trying to use psychokinetic powers.
.....but it still has to work!

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by Stylomilo

Hi Mike, your front XTR caliper still available? Can reserved it for me till Feb early due to festival? Btw 40 pounds is abit steep. how about 35 pounds? thanks
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nikh
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by nikh

My Formula B4SL+ 2004 are for sale check the for sale section.

Very light weight brakes with good stopping power.
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by 520 Dan

nikh, did you dismantle your single speed? For the love of God why?!!!?!?!

MIKEMCDERMID
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by MIKEMCDERMID

thanks guys but you have done it now

im going to try and get my mono m4s down to superlight weight
so its off to the machine shop i go

if i fail then i will er buy some vees

thanks for your troubles

mike
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by Tim the Pineapple

nikh wrote:My Formula B4SL+ 2004 are for sale check the for sale section.

Very light weight brakes with good stopping power.


Hey Nikh do you possibly have Pace RC31 still for sale ?

If so how much ?

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