- Recommend me some disc brakes
one of the reasons i like shimano brakes is that they use mineral oil, which is a lubricant, and i've never had a problem with stuck pistons.
Dot fluid is hydro-phobic/phillic..?… sticky.
i've got 4 bikes worth of Avid/Hayes/hope/hope brakes left gathering dust, no amount of tlc will keep the pistons free-moving, but i've never had a single problem on my ever-growing fleet of shimano brakes.
my commuter is going shimano next pay-day, and that'll be ANOTHER set of siezed hayes being abandoned.
SLX are my current favourites, i'm stunned by how cheap they are. Powerfull, but not grabby, very controlable.
are your XT's the older 4-pots? my best guess is that there are more gaps for grit to get stuck in…?Posted 10 years agoYoung Dave rileyMember
Hope all the way. I've got ancient C2s never seized,or let me down despite using regular dot brake fluid. A riding buddy has just flogged his XTR brakes and replaced them with Hopes.Posted 10 years ago
Also,Hope after sales care is legendary. Ask anybody that was saved by them at the Mega.
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