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    Best Brake for Long Alpine Descents

    Just wondering what peoples opinions are of the best brakes for DH? In particular, Im wondering which brakes are best for long alpine descents (Mega Avalanche). Im most interested in which brakes have the best power to minimise arm pump, and which brakes are least prone to brake fade.

    And no smart answers like "Stay off the brakes"

    Appreciate your opinions on this.

    Ian

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    Latest MBUK says the top two are:

    #1 - Formula The One
    #2 - Hope Tech V2

    They also mention the "far from perfect" Avid Code 5 as having lots of power, but are grabby.

    Taking cost into account they plump for Shimano Saint as the overall winner.

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    I should point out that the only other tested DH brake was the Hayes Stroker Ace - marked down for lack of controllability - "delivery is blunt and wooden".

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    Whatever you get, sounds like you'll want 8in rotors.

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    Codes, the real ones without the Juicy 5 levers. Way more power than I could ever ask for at 203/185, and rider weight of 230. They modulate amazingly too. Treefort has the best prices btw.
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    Magura Gustav
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