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mustafah009
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by mustafah009

Hi,

I'm in a market for a brake upgrade for my XC hardtail. Main objective with the upgrade is to shed some weight. It currently has stock BR500 brakes from Shimano.
How much weight would I loose if changing to Shimano XTR race?

Is there any better brake set options that I should take into consideration?

Does anyone know good deals currently for XTR in European online stores?

I'm light, 58kg and run 160mm rotors front and rear.

Thanks

Sammy
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by Sammy

Think they come in just under 400g. You could get away with a 140 in the back if you wanted. I have 160s on my XC/trail full sus and I'm 94kg. They stop me in my tracks.

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whyamihere
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by whyamihere

According to my weights spreadsheet, I dropped 106g from each end going from Deore brakes to M9000 XTR. I think I changed to Ti caliper bolts at the same time, so call it 100g per end on the brakes themselves. Total weight, as above, is just under 400g, and they stop very well.

02GF74
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by 02GF74

My experience is that shimano brakes at all levels, deore, xt and xtr sto well. Since they don't use 2 syringes they are easiest to bleed, formula in particular can take ages to bleed for a firm level.

Unfortunately shimano are not the lightest, so also consider sram level, level ultimate, have new bleeding system so almost as quick and easy as shimano.

alber84
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by alber84

If you do not have a price cap, no doubt the trickstuff piccola

Kreddy
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by Kreddy

02GF74 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:08 pm
My experience is that shimano brakes at all levels, deore, xt and xtr sto well. Since they don't use 2 syringes they are easiest to bleed, formula in particular can take ages to bleed for a firm level.

Unfortunately shimano are not the lightest, so also consider sram level, level ultimate, have new bleeding system so almost as quick and easy as shimano.
Hey, I own a Trek Procal 9.6 with some stock Shimano MT400.
I was looking upgrading them to SRAM Level TL, but was confused by launch of new Shimano SLX brakes. The price on european websites differ by 6eur for the set, therefore price as well "feel" is not an issue.

What I would like to know, which one would be the lightest set? :)

Kreddy
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by Kreddy

Kreddy wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:45 am
02GF74 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:08 pm
My experience is that shimano brakes at all levels, deore, xt and xtr sto well. Since they don't use 2 syringes they are easiest to bleed, formula in particular can take ages to bleed for a firm level.

Unfortunately shimano are not the lightest, so also consider sram level, level ultimate, have new bleeding system so almost as quick and easy as shimano.
Hey, I own a Trek Procal 9.6 with some stock Shimano MT400.
I was looking upgrading them to SRAM Level TL, but was confused by launch of new Shimano SLX brakes. The price on european websites differ by 6eur for the set, therefore price as well "feel" is not an issue.

What I would like to know, which one would be the lightest set? :)
Guys,
what would be lighter SRAM Level TL or new Shimano SLX?

Thanks!

zinedrei
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by zinedrei

lot of options but depends on your budget

Kreddy
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by Kreddy

zinedrei wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:53 am
lot of options but depends on your budget
I'm sorry, but this is absolutely unhelpful.
Anyone else?

Maybe weight in comparions to older SLX brakes?

zinedrei
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by zinedrei

Kreddy wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:23 pm
zinedrei wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:53 am
lot of options but depends on your budget
I'm sorry, but this is absolutely unhelpful.
Anyone else?

Maybe weight in comparions to older SLX brakes?
im sorry as well but i am responding to the original post, not yours.

fwiw, check out the results from google below which may help you
have a look at image part of the results as well to see actual weights

TL fact sheet - https://www.bike24.com/p2166016.html
SLX - https://r2-bike.com/SHIMANO-SLX-Disc-Br ... 0-BR-M7000

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