- Brake Upgrade
What makes you say that?
I had some older XT’s, the servo wave ones are supposedley even better. I had 4 years trouble free braking from them, they were great.
Like you, I fancied some hopes (newer style mini’s though) which I bought 2nd hand (great condition) at a good price. I’ve fitted them and used them twice, they arent as good as my 4 year old XT’s were. Perhaps I need to bed the pads in better, as I’ve only used them twice.
In my opinion, Hopes are very expensive for what they are, and everyone knows XT’s/SLX brakes are about the best you can get for near enough any money.
Also, my mate who rides downhill has some of the M4’s with those funny levers, and he’s had issues with them. I wouldnt bother if I were you.
I’ll probably keep the Hopes I have now and see if I can get them setup properly, for xc riding they feel just about ok though.Posted 6 years ago
Advice from someone who doesn’t even know if they are bedded in properly, or hasn’t changed the pads is always good.
How do you know they aren’t contaminated as they are 2nd hand?
I haven’t read anything bad about the M4’s, and people who use them have nothing but praise for them.Posted 6 years agomagoo37Member
If you look around this forum you will find loads of people who HAVE tried Hopes but still dont rate them!
I’ve just fitted some Formula Mega’s on my bike and they are bloody awesome, great modulation and waaaaay more stopping power than I’ll ever need (hopefully!!) …. at £160 new against the rrp of £380 for a complete setup you really cant go wrong (ebay .. Absolutecycles)
forgot to mention… they look the dog’s!!!Posted 6 years agonorcosixMember
I thoyght about this upgrade for years. I have been through about 4 makes off brakes in the past 2 years and have now bought a very good condition set off m4 techs. All i am going to say is wow and kick myself for wasting so much money on the other brakes.
buy the hopes !!Posted 6 years ago
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