Best Aftermarket Hydraulic Brake Hose
When I asked at my LBS about this they said that I would not notice any performance benefits on my XTR 960 brakes if I switched to Goodridge (based on my Lake District riding habits).
The fact that they talked themselves out of a sale was enough to convince me that they were not worth the money.
Not sure if that gives you the answer you want but it may mean you have a bit of cash to spend elsewhere.Posted 8 years agoSpankmonkeyMember
try HEL.. as good as Goodridge imho but a lot cheaper.
As for performance, my understanding is yes it will improve, normal hose does not use a metal weave and as such can expand the hose, goodridge and HEL does not expant so you get better performance. Also they are more crash resistant.
imhoPosted 8 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
HEL also do after market cables http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=16350Posted 8 years ago
I just use the normal stuff my brakes came with though :pthisisnotaspoonMember
depends on the brakes/hoses, soem are compatible, otheres aren't.
FWIW Im running goodrich on my 960's, with alloy fittings to save weight and add pimpyness.
Performance is better, but doubtfull if it relay makes any real world difference. The main benifit is crash resistance, normal hoses kink and bend, and get mashed by rocks, these dont. Also alows them to be run shorter as ive no fear of them snaping or getting crimped, just enough to turn the bars just under 90deg now whereas i ran much more shimano hose to leave a margin for error.
If I were doing them again I'd go with Hel to save a load of cash though.Posted 8 years ago
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