New Brakes for my 650b Heckler

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  • SBrock
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    Just finishing building my 650b Heckler, all I need is a set of brakes!
    Had a set of Tech M4 brakes 3/4 years ago – what is the equivalent brake in the Hope line up now?
    Anybody know of any good deals?
    Thanks

    reedspeed
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    Tech 3 x2’s would be ok !,on offer at Merlin @ mo !..

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    tech3 E4s

    although my M4 evo races are damn fine!

    fozzybear
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    Ali has tech 3 m4
    In PURPLE…..

    reedspeed
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    I’ve both !,x2 tech 3’s ont crush & m4’s on mi 5 all v capable !.

    GolfChick
    Member

    wooooop purple brakes!


    SBrock
    Member

    funny that, i was offered purple pro2 Evos for same price as black, opted for black though – mmm tropicana blue Heckler & purple – OUCH!

    SBrock
    Member

    Bling Bling Ali!!!

    Go for XT or even better XTR if your budget allows

    SBrock
    Member

    XT? pros? cons?
    I like the bling of the Hope !!!

    Premier Icon Nick
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    Yeah go for XT if you want consumable calipers 🙁

    fozzybear
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    Steve.
    I have XT the new version.

    Pro
    Huge power
    Lighter than hope.

    Cons
    Less adjustable then hope.
    Can’t get parts, if you break a caliper or seal you need a new complete caliper. Hope you can get the parts at a few quid not a new caliper at tens of quid.
    Bite point adjuster is useless….
    On off nature (Hopes have far better modulation).

    SBrock
    Member

    cheers Fozzy – i guess a bit of compromise then!
    eeerrring towards the Hopes but I will have a search for XT & prices

    SBrock
    Member

    mmmm not taken one bit by the look of XTs

    Premier Icon Nick
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    I only got mine because they were mega cheap from Rose.

    Lots of people love them, but I’ve had two calipers fail and piss fluid everywhere mid-ride, once on the way down the red route from Arc 1800 to Bourg St Maurice, which was disappointing.

    My new Trance has come with M446 brakes, they feel the same as the XTs, lots of power, and about the same price as an XT caliper for the whole setup…..

    As soon as they fail they will be replaced by Hope…

    SBrock
    Member

    I only got mine because they were mega cheap from Rose.

    Lots of people love them, but I’ve had two calipers fail and piss fluid everywhere mid-ride, once on the way down the red route from Arc 1800 to Bourg St Maurice, which was disappointing.

    My new Trance has come with M446 brakes, they feel the same as the XTs, lots of power, and about the same price as an XT caliper for the whole setup…..

    As soon as they fail they will be replaced by Hope…

    Hope it is then!
    Loved my M4s so no need to change

    SBrock
    Member

    got a price on Hope Tech3 E4s with floating rotors and mounts for £350 – is there anything else I should be looking at before I pull the trigger?

    fozzybear
    Member

    Nah that’s a good price with rotors and mounts

    GolfChick
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    thought you’d gone for tech 3 v4s?

    SBrock
    Member

    i meant e4 alsion –

    SBrock
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    local leisure lakes have reserved them for me – £350

    GolfChick
    Member

    Ahhhhh nice one! Snap!

    SBrock
    Member

    V4 are a bit DH aren’t they so gone for E4 – getting braided hoses, Vented SawTooth rotors & all brackets for £350

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