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    Avid code r for 230 or go with zee for 400

    I have the option to get new avid code r without rotors for 230 but I had decided on the zee before this price came up. The zee will run 400 for a set minus rotors unless I can find them cheaper. What would you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef7734 View Post
    I have the option to get new avid code r without rotors for 230 but I had decided on the zee before this price came up. The zee will run 400 for a set minus rotors unless I can find them cheaper. What would you do?
    You is looking in zee wrong place with that price for the Zees, you could get you a set of Saints for $400.

    Under $300 delivered
    Shimano-Brake-Set-Bike-Discount
    Bike24 - Shimano ZEE BR-M640 + BL-M640
    Shimano Zee BR-M640 Model 2013 - BIKE-COMPONENTS.DE

    Bit over $300 delivered
    Shimano disc brakes | Merlin Cycles
    Last edited by cobba; 02-12-2013 at 06:05 AM.

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    That being the case. 314 for zee before shipping or 230 after shipping for the code r?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef7734 View Post
    That being the case. 314 for zee before shipping
    What currency are you using.

    From Merlin it's just over US$300 with free shipping.
    From Bike-Discount it's about US$295 with shipping included.
    From Bike24 it's about US$285 with shipping included.
    From Bike-Components it should be about US$270 with shipping included.

    The 225 euro for the 2 brakes at Bike-Components has 19% tax included, they list the tax as about 36 euro but it should be about 43 euro.
    225 - 43 (tax) = 182
    182 + 20 (shipping) = 202
    202 euros = about US$270
    If you subtract 36 euro instead of 43 euro it works out to be about US$280
    Last edited by cobba; 02-12-2013 at 06:07 AM.

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    Currently using shimano m445 but I am in the 280lb range and that is why I am looking at code r or zee with 203mm rotors. As I upgrade my bike it will be more sram components so was wondering if I should go for the code r or the zee. Is there really that much difference?

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    Although I'm not as heavy as you are I've used both the Avid Code R's and the BR-810 Saints on my Giant Faith 0. The Saints are good but you need good rotors to get the most out of them,they didn't feel that much better that the codes until I went to a 203mm Shimano Rt 76 and a 180mm RT 86 rotor setup. When I changed the rotors I experienced a noticable increase in stopping power. At your weight level I would probably go with the Saints but I would also make the investment in an RT-86 floating rotor. If you're not willing to make the rotor investment stick with the Code R's,for less money they'll provide comparable power.

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