Really, everyone loves their XT's?
My front XT brake appears to be leaking fluid at the caliper end, right where the metal nut joins the hose to the caliper.
Has anyone fixed this before or is it likely to be a warranty job? The tech doc shows there are 2 o-rings with the banjo bolt which could be aligned faulty, but I'd rather not pull it apart if it's clearly a problem I'm unlikely to fix.
I've just discovered it as it isn't affecting brake feel at the lever, but has managed to contaminate 2 sets of pads so far.
There are plenty of more complaints in that thread, whatever examples you can find of Hopes going wrong I can guarantee you'll find just as many examples of Shimano's going tits up.
The bike mechanic argument doesn't hold up as most of those guys are mechanics in shops that deal Shimano kit (there's at least one in every major town). They have a lot more dealers than Hope. Nice deals/goodies and all that.