What brakes ?
The new Deore brakes are ace. I have the 2013 models that are not compatible with Ice Tech pads but they’re ace, especially for eighty quid without rotors.
The new Deore stuff is such good value, now looks good that you’d have to be a massive snob to pass over it or something further up the range.Posted 4 years agoritchicMember
Building up a lapierre spicy and need some brakes at the min I’m riding a ht with some old hopes. Not sure what to go for now though. My lbs keep putting me off avid but don’t know why. And I’ve been recommended the new deores. Any thoughts.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve got £100 to spend so I’m ok with 2nd hand ones obviouslyruffrideMember
I’ve had most brakes and avids are good but need bleeding a lot hopes are good to but always noisy no mater what you do an over power sometimes I’ve stayed with shimano for awhile now newer slx or xt are good but best I’ve had is xt about 2010 I think they are m775 there awesome never let me down an go for ok money nowPosted 4 years agomuddyfunsterMember
Agree with avoiding Avids but if your LBS won’t bleed them that tells me more about how shit their mechanic is than the brakes, to be honest.
I doubt it’s because they can’t bleed them – more likely that they are sick of charging £20 for a bleed, then having to bleed the same brakes for free a month later when the customer comes back in a rage claiming they weren’t done correctly.
Then again, a few weeks later, so this time the mechanic rebuilds them and £20 charge ends up costing days in free labour all because of avids sh*tty quality.Posted 4 years agoNonsenseMember
I’ve had Avids and they were consistently crap after numerous bleeds. Then the pin which the lever pivots on just dropped out whilst on a downhill run at Innerleithen. One of the scariest things that’s ever happened to me. Current Deore and XT at the moment and they have been brilliant.Posted 4 years agoWooksterSubscriber
Avids are awesome when they work! ButI got sick of awesome brakes, leave over night pull to the bars the following day, and no bike or ride this was on juicy sevens, threes and XX. So I’d avoid like the plague…..
I’ve got a set of Slx over three years old no issues, I’m Shimanos all the way mate.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Deore. Orrrrr… Formula are still selling off Oro K24s with rotors for 130 euros. They’re not better than Deores, just different- more subtle lever feel, which some folks prefer. Oh and spares are available. But they have the old Oro lever shape which isn’t the nicest.
I’d get the deores but it’s nice to have choices 😉
muddyfunster – Member
more likely that they are sick of charging £20 for a bleed, then having to bleed the same brakes for free a month later when the customer comes back in a rage claiming they weren’t done correctly.
Exactly this.Posted 4 years ago
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