I’ve just replaced a set of Zees on my Aeris with Hope E4’s, quite surprised by the low weight.
The Zee’s felt similar but I boiled them in traffic to the point of failure and the bite point hasn’t felt consistent on long descents since.
If they were Hopes I would have replaced the seals and forgotten about it, lesson learned. Buy cheap buy twice.
I have a set of XT’s on another bike and they are consistent but consistently grabby.
I’m told Rotors with the Aluminium cooling doodads make the biggest difference.
Magura MT7, these are meant to be a heavy duty brake set, we’ve got them on one of our bikes,(it’s an ebike btw)so there’s some weight to haul up, can’t comment yet on the wear and tear as they’ve not had enough abuse yet but so far there doing the job very nicely.
I’m sure they’ll be great – back in the day I had several sets of hopes and they were reliable and strong. Mini minis I think and the brake before that with a big silver calliper and a brake lever with a dial on to adjust the distance the pads sit from the disc.
Ease of adjustability won the day, followed by bling! Lbs gave me a bike and told me to try setting them up to how I wanted, 30 seconds later I had! Couldn’t do that on the Srams due to the fiddly bite adjust. Strangely enough, I actually preferred the levers of the SRAM with no gloves and Hopes with gloves because of the holes.
Still trying to decide on red with black low lights or black with red highlights.
Db5’s will be put back on my 26er, after a thorough clean and bleed.
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