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Thread: Brakes advice

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    Brakes advice

    Please help any advice appreciated. My 2010 giant xtc 29er 2 came with shimano alivio, my bike shop offers to swap my brakes for avid elixer 5 white for $100. Should I keep my bike with the stock brakes or switch to the Elixer 5? My bike is still brand new.

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    They should pay you to tae those brakes.

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    What do mean? The Shimano are better?

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    I generally dislike the avid hydros as they feel spongy and lack bite. My preference would be to stay with your basic Shimano brakes or make a real upgrade to something like a hope/formula/magura or high end shimano.

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    Brake advice is best obtained in the Brakes Forum. thread moving.
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    HTFU or STFU

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    Stay away from Avid!

    Keep the brakes the bike came with. If they are not strong enough, upgrade to a higher grade Shimano brake like SLX, or XT. See if the LBS will upgrade with Shimano.
    Go toward the light. Fear not. Lord Hawg is waiting for you on the other side.

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    Ok thanks alot I've decided to leave it as is.

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