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    Any performance differance between the new XT and XTR brakes?

    I know the XTR are lighter and more money, but is there a real difference between them? I want to replace my Avid Elixir CR's for more modulation and I keep hearing that the XTR trails are great, but my LBS says the XT's are as good. I was looking at the Formula R1 levers with RX calipers. Advice please.

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    Weight/appearance are the only differences between the XT and XTR trails.
    XTR race are non-servowave.

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    the caliper is a two piece on the xt's and a one piece on the xtr's.

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    I've got the new XT's on my Nomad. Ran CR's on my old bike.
    I love the XT's but the CR's had far more modulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWill View Post
    I've got the new XT's on my Nomad. Ran CR's on my old bike.
    I love the XT's but the CR's had far more modulation.

    what is a "CR"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bt View Post
    what is a "CR"?
    A shitty brake from a manufacturer called "Avid" or something.

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    I have 2012 XT's and XTR's (race). The XT's hit harder, but have much less modulation than the XTR's which suits me much better as I am a XC SS racer. The XT's may be better for a different riding style or maybe for downhill and all-mountain riding. XT's also have a brake contact setting whereas the XTR's only have reach adjustment. Just my mealy 0.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by bt View Post
    the caliper is a two piece on the xt's and a one piece on the xtr's.
    Why did they do that? Xts were one piece before, why the step back?
    "Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordly evidence of the fact." George Elliot

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    Quote Originally Posted by What&son View Post
    Why did they do that? Xts were one piece before, why the step back?
    I'm not sure that is correct. I checked mine out and they look like one piece to me.

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    I am leaning towards the XT's just to hopefully give a better feel that the Avids. I have had good luck with the CR's and have figured them out to the point of having no noise and vibration and good stopping power, but there are simply an on/off switch. Need to be able to shed power not just hit them hard and try slow down by dropping the switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by What&son View Post
    Why did they do that? Xts were one piece before, why the step back?
    Manufacturing price.

    I would not call it step back, at least not in performance or weight. Weight is same, performance is improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    I'm not sure that is correct. I checked mine out and they look like one piece to me.
    the bolt in the top right of the caliper and the banjo bolt I believe hold the two halves together.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bt View Post
    the bolt in the top right of the caliper and the banjo bolt I believe hold the two halves together.

    Yeah. I looked more closely and saw that. The XTs are two piece.

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