Best brakes for my solaris build
Decisions for brakes to be made built to a general trail/xc spec.
Options considered so far;
Xt front and rear 180 rotors
Hope x2 race 160 rotors
Hope m4 180 rotors. .
Any suggestions experience? After stopping power/ modulation and not too £££!
I currently use avid and find them a bit stop or nothing.Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
Difficult to buy bad brakes these days (unless they’re avid’s), just depends on your personal preferences really. And budget.
As a general rule, Shimano tend to be a bit more snatchy than most, Hopes quite progressive. I’ve always got on well with Shimanos but some don’t.
Nobody needs anything better/more expensive than Deore’s. They’re awesome for the money, the only reason you’d buy anything else is if you really don’t like the feel of Shimano’s, or for vanity reasons. But then if you’re building a lovely new bike, then by all means you want the brakes to look nice too!
Got Deore’s on my Kona, only thing I’d change them to would be SLX (to match the SLX kit on it). Just building up a new Kinesis Sync as a demo bike, decided to put Formula T1’s on it. Why? Well cos my god they work, and they look sooooo pimp! If you’re spending £1500 on a frame, then £500 on the brakes is almost easy to justify!Posted 4 years agojimbothejetsetMember
Just changed from elixir 9 to xt, was going to get hope part of a good trade package in work with wheels but decided to get xt, used a few generations of xt and the newest is beautiful but as mentioned snatchy, my avids where good but not a patch on the xt’s. I’m running 180 front and 160 rear. Very happy with my decision. Horses for courses though but try some on a shop bike to see if you like lever feel and looks etc.Posted 4 years ago
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