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    Which Brakeset?

    I want to upgrade the brakes on my Cobia. I found a set of Deore M596 brakes that cost half the price of a set of SLX M675 brakes.
    The reason I am asking this is that I want to know if Deore is as good as SLX, or at least better than the stock Elixir 1 brakes that I currently have on my Cobia.
    Also I am asking this because I want to save money on brakes for the Cobia, so I can possibly buy a Stache 6 next year.
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    Just buy once.
    BlueSkyCycling.com - Shimano SLX M666 Disc Brake w/ Adapter
    $60 for the front.
    Keep looking for the back, it's not as important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Well what I meant was are the SLX brakes twice as good as the Deore brakes?
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    Yes the slx are a mucher shorter pull ..... Deore are ok but I wouldn't buy them to put on my bike

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    They are ordinary. $60 is worth it for a front. Once you use it you will agree.

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    Okay thanks for the info.
    Any opinions on the Stache 6 Trek Bicycle
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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Any opinions on the Stache 6 Trek Bicycle
    Looks like a decent spec sheet for the price, but it won't be much of an upgrade over your Cobia component-wise. It'll ride a bit differently due to the geometry change - better downhill, not quite as good climbing.

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    SLX are nice!

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    I bought two sets of SLX on Ebay for 195 for the set, no rotors. I think they're awesome.
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    I just bought a set of Deore M615's and they seem to have the exact same feel and power as my M785's. If you look around you should be able to find them for about $60/wheel. The M615's come with resin pads but will accept the same metallic pads that come on the M785's (I believe the M596's use a different pad).

    Whatever brake you choose, go with Shimano. The M615, M666, M675, and M785 are all fantastic brakes regardless of price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Njhardrock View Post
    Yes the slx are a mucher shorter pull ..... Deore are ok but I wouldn't buy them to put on my bike
    Whatcha mean? Deore brakes are pretty dang awesome. Reality of it is, with Shimano brakes you're pretty much paying for lighter weight, and prettier finish, better feeling lever, reach and free pad travel adjustment, but not a lot of difference in performance... that is, unless you are stepping up to the Saint 4 pot brakes,

    But yeah, if you can get the SLX for $60, no big reason to skimp.

    heh... and I gotta add, I've been finding XTs for cheap at swap meets or they come with the Dual Control levers I'm hoarding, so I've been using those. The Shimano metallic pads are great, but at $30 a set they're kinda pricey. Just on a whim, I've been getting these cheap Kevlar pads off Ebay.... 4 sets for $30, or whatever. I'm pretty impressed with them.

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