- Brakes……GRRRR….recomendations please…..
You swap the levers over. fairly simple to do
Shimano are great value but spares other than complete callipers or lever assemblies are not available and recently there seems to be a decrease in build quality / reliability.
Personally I would get second hand hopes for the same sort of price but many folk would consider that madness.Posted 5 years agoahwilesSubscriber
You say fairly simple, but in reality, how simple? :|…any special tools etc
7mm spanner innit?
(it might be an 8)
undo the screwed-in sleeve, wiggle and pull the hose out, hand it to a friend who can hold it upright so you don’t lose much oil.
repeat for the other lever, swap them over, push and wiggle a hose back in the ‘correct’ lever, screw in the sleeve, tight-but-not-too-tighht, repeat for the other hose.Posted 5 years agocrotchrocketMember
Awhiles: I am pleased to confirm, it is an 8mm.
I shortened one of mine and change the fluid this weekend 😀
if you are shortening them you will need one of these: clicky for each one you cut.
plus some fluid (£5 @ halfords). and something to cut the hose with.
FWIW: if you are buying brand new, they should have the instructions plus extra olives and inserts included for shortening/swopping the hoses.Posted 5 years ago
Went to put new pads in this weekend only to find 2 siezed pistons and a fair bit of corrosion….couldnt gets pistons far enough in to put new pads in….so decided to strip down. Turns out all pistons are in very poor state.
Do I put new seals and pistons in (not cheap!) or just dump them and get new. Theyre Avid Juicy 3’s and were never that good, but not keen on forking out loads for new set of brakes, unless theres some good delas out there….
Any offers?Posted 5 years agoleftyboySubscriber
I had some XTs (to be fair they were 7 years old) that I couldn’t fix so I went for a set of Hope X2’s with Tech levers and 183mm rotors.
The Hope’s have been fantastic right up there with the Hope C2’s I had many years ago! I know some people say they lack power but the combination I’ve got stops my ‘larger than I liked to be’ mass with not a single issue in the last 12 months!
if you’re on a budget get some SH Hope’s or if you can stretch go for the appropriate Hope model.
All in MHO obviously! 🙂
HTHPosted 5 years ago_tom_Member
I just followed this and ordered mine – http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/rose-bikes-voucher
full set of new SLX for £117 including postage, seems like a bargain!Posted 5 years agojimificationMember
S/H Hope – Even new ones if you can stretch to it. Well worth it in the long term. They’ll last you for many years.
Shimano’s are good too though..actually the only manufacturer I would go out of my way to avoid is Avid – wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole. Most of the others are pretty decent.Posted 5 years ago
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