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    Which disc brakes to replace Avid Elixir CR?

    I am absolutely fed up with my Avid Elixir CRs. I have tried changing to a different type of brake pad and changing the rotors but nothing helps. The screeching noise is bad but even worse is the vibration the brakes send through my bike. Might be fun if it was a different toy...
    Avid will warranty the brakes and is sending my bike shop the 2011 version. Or my shop will trade them out for one of the following: Formula RX, Shimano XT, or Magura Marta.
    Any words of wisdom?

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    Pretty much anything is an improvement.

    Martas: Awesome brakes, if you can dig the levers
    XT: Great value, some have had sticky piston issues but otherwise good stuff.
    RX: Haven't tried them but I have read good things.

    I would probably do the XT's.

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    XT for me

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    I've got Marta SL brakes but if weight was not an issue, Shimano XT would definately be my choice.
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    I had Marta's (08 version) that replace my m775 xt's but went back to the xt's alot better brake with more power and way way better modulation imoa. That being said I just ordered a set of rx's do to thelack of banjo fitting on the xt made hose routing on the rear not so nice with my frame. Plus one of my xt levers broke (my fault). I've heard very good things about the rx and with the weight savings I thought I would give them a shot. They should be in today.
    And I love beer!!

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    Put the Formula RX's on today and so far they are SWEET. They have great modulation and a little more bite then the XT's. Plus they look pretty cool.
    And I love beer!!

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    one more for RXs

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    I was doubting between Magura Marta SL's with Storm SL rotors or Formula R1's to replace my SRAM XX brakes. Decided to go with the Magura's, in the new all black finish. Marta SL's are solid brakes, with descent discs, excellent build quality. I must say I do like the Formula RX brakes too, but they are a little on the heavy side compared to others.

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    Saints.....not the lightest but a lot of power.

    But since they are not on the list the XT's are pretty good.
    The Magura are good but not everyone carries them or the pads.

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    "The" XT's ? Which ones?

    Price Point has the XT M765 brakeset (front and rear without rotors which are $26-29 each) for half the price of the XT M775 brakeset. It's obvious that these are vastly different components yet they're both XT:

    Shimano XT M765 Pre-Bled Brake System F&R - $170

    Shimano XT M775 Hydraulic Disc Brake Kit F&R - $330

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