Hope brakes – mix and match OK?

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  • Hope brakes – mix and match OK?
  • Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    I’m thinking of using a Race Evo E4 front with a Race Evo X2 rear. Anyone tried this? Does it work well or will I find I have a large difference in ‘feel’ and not like it?

    You could but it means carrying two different sets of spare pads. Makes more sense to run a smaller rotor on the back with matching calipers.

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    Agreed but I already have a set of X2s on one bike and my plan is to get a set of E4s then split them between two bikes.

    Of course I can just try it but it could involve a bit of faffing about and bleeding so was hoping someone had already tried the set up.

    elliott-20
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    I’ve ran and M4 183mm front and X2 160mm rear for years. Love it, never had a problem and find the extra power on the front a little more advantageous. Once set up the modulation on each lever is pretty much identical

    Never ‘carry’ spare pads with me. That’s worrying too much.

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    I have this exact setup on all my bikes.

    183/183 feels like a set of E4s with 183/160 front and rear.

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    Thanks both, just what I wanted to hear

    Premier Icon Sir HC
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    I’d keep the same brakes front and rear, purely from not having to carry two sets of spare pads and also from a lever feel. My X2’s and E4’s feel subtlety different at the lever and the X2’s feel initially sharper than the E4’s. (Could be just me though)

    Premier Icon grey
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    I run an E4 front 180mmm and X2 rear 160.
    i like having less power on the rear, iv’e had a couple of bikes set up like this now and it works really well for me.

    Premier Icon brassneck
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    I did for years with Tech X2 and its forerunner. Only problem was different pads, but as I never carried spares it wasn’t a that much of a problem.

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    I am going to give it a go, at worst I have to rearrange them back into pairs at best I have better braking on both bikes

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