I bought SLX and will never ever look at another brand/or brakeset than these.
What "All Mountain" brakeset?
Gotcha Maxtorque, I thought you were referring to Formula in general so I just barely managed to restrain myself from just going BULLLLLLLSHIT! Just as well!
XTs are excellent, and great value for money.
Also, they run on mineral oil, so theres no need to bleed them every year like normal brake fluid (that eats seals and absorbs moisture if not changed).
Formula The Ones are very powerful and controllable, but mine were also incredibly unreliable.
Can't go wrong with XT.
The current/last couple of years shimano XT's are the best I've used, good power, excellent modulation, never overheated them (inc alps riding).
You really need to use the official shimano pads though, I havent found a 3rd party pad that feels/works as well as the genuine article.
They are million miles better than others I've tried, which are:-
- Magura's (although these were also pretty good at the time)
- Older shimano XT brakes
It would take a very good brake to be better than the shimano XT's.
SLX ftw, if you've got a few bob spare then Hope.
I'm running Zee and they're without a doubt the best I have used. As has been stated, for some reason they are a bit less grabby than XT/XTR but have tons more top end power, really good for when you're tired or have bad arm pump.
Cheap, lightish, stupidly powerful and easy to get cheap pads for (I use Superstar sintered in a pack of 4 for £22). Interested to try the new SRAM Guide up against them for comparison, but they'd have to be incredible to make me change.
Heard a few people say Zee have better modulation. Might be my next all mountain breakfast. Are people using them with the same rotor size as XT or SLX to compare?
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