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    Giving SwisStop a try

    First off, please don't lambaste me too bad for running Avid brakes. These are 2012's with the supposedly improved taperbore MC. There are so many threads here dismissing Avids out of hand as being terrible brakes. I have heard the same sentiments from other riders in real life, so I totally believe they have problems. I consider myself lucky. These brakes have been nothing short of perfect for me. I love the Avid feel, and they are very powerful. They have been bled once without incident as preventative maintenance and not to correct a problem.
    Today I reduced my rear rotor size from 180 to 160, as I have lost some weight and think 180 was a bit of overkill. While I was at it, I replaced the AVID pads with SwisStop, just to see if there is a difference in feel/longevity.

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    My SwissStop pads outlasted my 2007 Magura Marta SL OEM Performance pads by 2:1. I loved them; quiet, powerful and great wear. Well worth the slight price premium.
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    So how do you like them so far?

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    Was just going to post here.... Back from my first singletrack ride since knee surgery. Very impressive pads. Cant speak to longevity, but they have almost as much bite as Avid metallic pads, and loads of modulation. Perfectly silent as well.

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