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  • Premier Icon Northwind
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    Software upgrade

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    I got a second hand pair, fitted them to my bike and they weren’t working very well so I just serviced them and fitted new pads, cleaned the rotors.

    They are now so powerful all I need to do is think about braking and the wheels lock up! Any tips on how to tone them down a little or should I just let them bed down and get used to them? Should I try to let a few drops of oil out to reduce the instant effect?

    rewski
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    No, I was the same when I first got formula r1s, you’ll soon learn to feather and modulate both the brakes lightly, new pads will bed in too.

    slackalice
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    Smaller rotors.

    Or oil.

    😉

    badbob
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    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    You can give them to me, and I will swap them for Juicy 3’s, thereby removing your problem with excess power…

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    He he Avids very funny 😆 I tend to like my brakes quite grabby so I suppose I’ll get used to it quite quickly, glad I swapped down from a 203mm rotor on the front to a 180mm rotor otherwise it would be ridiculous.

    badbob
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    🙂

    i went from some very worn/old shimanos to new XT’s, rather shocking just how powerful!

    few rides and you get used to it, single finger braking! ( 203 front, 160 rear)

    bol
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    I swapped from XX Avids to XTR and must admit I’m still at the stage where I think I prefer the modulation of the Avids. The XTRs are hugely powerful and confidence inspiring though. And they’re very shiny.

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