Just put my fourth ride on some new X2s, not been shortened or tinkered with and assembled all clean and tidy. Just cleaned with degreaser and put on the bike. No squidge at the lever to indicate air in the system from the factory, but the braking power is terrible.
Asked a few more people in the know to look at them and they are flummoxed. The work fine at low speeds, but just dont have any power further than that. Cant even lock the wheels, even after new pads to cure the "contamination" which wasnt there. The discs just dont get warm even at the bottom of a big decent.
Now before i throw the toys out the pram about the crap lever design (basically its about 3" too long, so you cant fit it on a normal length bar for 1 finger braking", does all the pivot point gubbins make them feel solid all the time, i cant see how it makes any difference as it just alters the progressiveness of the pivot ration and the actual master piston is solidly connected.
Ive said 3 times never again to my hopes after being seduced by the looks (old M4s and mono M4s), anybody else used them and they actually got them to work nearly as good as a cheapo deore set???