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    New question here. full metal jacket for Avid mech

    How big is the improvement if I switch from rattler macs to full metal jacket avids? Is anybody using those?

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    I have been running the FMJ on the front of my hardtail for 21/2 years now. I am a big guy, and the difference for me was very noticeable. I like my brakes to bite early in pulling on the lever, and then to have some modulation from there. Prior to the FMJ, I had to pull the lever half way back to get stopping power on a big hill, and didn't have much room from there.

    Take the time to set it up well, it really is a set it and forget it. I had to think for awhile to remember I had it on a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festusjrf
    How big is the improvement if I switch from rattler macs to full metal jacket avids? Is anybody using those?
    I used the flak jackets on my avids and they worked really well. Give em a try

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