Hopes new X2 brakes….. are mine duff or are they all like that?
Try one adjuster right in and the other right out? I am wondering if it is possible to have the adjusters set so that with full travel of the lever you are only getting part travel of the master cylinder? Ie it is not returning to the rest position or “bottoming out”
Phone hope – they are very helpfulPosted 8 years ago
Just put my fourth ride on some new X2s, not been shortened or tinkered with and assembled all clean and tidy. Just cleaned with degreaser and put on the bike. No squidge at the lever to indicate air in the system from the factory, but the braking power is terrible.
Asked a few more people in the know to look at them and they are flummoxed. The work fine at low speeds, but just dont have any power further than that. Cant even lock the wheels, even after new pads to cure the “contamination” which wasnt there. The discs just dont get warm even at the bottom of a big decent.
Now before i throw the toys out the pram about the crap lever design (basically its about 3″ too long, so you cant fit it on a normal length bar for 1 finger braking”, does all the pivot point gubbins make them feel solid all the time, i cant see how it makes any difference as it just alters the progressiveness of the pivot ration and the actual master piston is solidly connected.
Ive said 3 times never again to my hopes after being seduced by the looks (old M4s and mono M4s), anybody else used them and they actually got them to work nearly as good as a cheapo deore set???Posted 8 years agoiamconfusedagainMember
I have two sets, both used with XTR shifters and they are good. The power is fine for me 180 front and 160 rear. I am nearly 13 stone and my bike weighas a ton too. I would say the power is less than brakes like formula’the one’ but comparable to xt, but the lever feel is much nicer.Posted 8 years ago
I got them as I was fed up with my formulas burning through pads every other ride and the lever feel changing a lot as the pads wore down.polarisandyMember
Was thinking about getting some. got minis with sticky pistons, stripped,deburred pistons, cleaned, bled, fettled and rebuilt loads of times, but keep sticking….ahhhhhh
just found out that hope do a refurb for 35£, includes new pads, new phenolic pistons and new seals. with the cost of parts it looks quite cheap, well cheaper than new x2’s.
Anyone gone for a hope refurb?
Have you tried contacting hope, or no offence intended, let your LBS have a crack?
I know you’ve tried a different set of pads, is there any chance your rotors are contaminated?Posted 8 years ago
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