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New Brakes for the DH rig...
« on: Mar 01, 2012, 15:12 »
Hi Guys,

Looking at upgrading the brakes on my Carbon v10.

Currently running Juicy Carbons and am fairly happy with the performance but they are getting long in the tooth and i plan to shift them onto the missus's xc bike.

Been looking at the Sram X0 Carbons, anyone have experience/alternatives?

Discuss:

Cheers, Nico
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Re: New Brakes for the DH rig...
« Reply #1 on: Mar 01, 2012, 15:53 »
code R's, cheaper than codes, just as powerful imo :)

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Re: New Brakes for the DH rig...
« Reply #2 on: Mar 01, 2012, 16:36 »
XTR TRAIL!

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Re: New Brakes for the DH rig...
« Reply #3 on: Mar 01, 2012, 16:40 »

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Re: New Brakes for the DH rig...
« Reply #4 on: Mar 01, 2012, 16:42 »
Why would you spend that much? The XTs weigh only a few grams more and work the same. SLX weigh a bit more and aside from bite point adjustment are the same too. The new 675 SLX (dues in a month) is the same weight as XT.
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Re: New Brakes for the DH rig...
« Reply #5 on: Mar 01, 2012, 17:58 »
Formula The Ones, I run Megas (the cheaper heavier version, but essentially the same) and they're the best brakes I've used.

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Re: New Brakes for the DH rig...
« Reply #6 on: Mar 01, 2012, 18:25 »
Saints, just got some on my v10 to replace my avids and they are AMAZING! Very powerful at full squeeze, and fantastic modulation. Also I give them extra points for being easy to bleed (not saying other brakes aren't, but they are the first set I've managed to bleed myself without getting annoyed/getting fluid everywhere)
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Re: New Brakes for the DH rig...
« Reply #7 on: Mar 01, 2012, 20:00 »
Just fitted some new style (short lever) SLX brakes to my 43lbs Giant Glory, and they are immensely powerful. Running the non-finned pads and standard 6 bolt 203mm rotors. They'd get my vote any day of the week.
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Re: New Brakes for the DH rig...
« Reply #8 on: Mar 10, 2012, 03:46 »
Running Avid X0s here. Plenty of power and brilliant modulation, I'm really happy with them.


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