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    Gustavs for hard XC use?

    I ride a lot of steep trails, but i'd have to consider my riding style primarily XC. I'm basically unconcerned with racing and weight. My primary focus on brakes is reliability and control... Are Gustavs the way to go?

    I got an 03 specialized enduro btw.


    thanks

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    Gustav has

    drag designed into the brakes; it's a full-on DH brakeset. One finger control, excellent modulation. I never notice the drag, personally. What that means is...properly set up...when you spin the wheel you will get about 10 revolutions out of it before the drag stops it. My front never drags at all, I must have set it up really well

    I also have an Enduro; either deck the front with 190mm Gustav or 190mm Hope M4. either will make you ride with way more control.

    You don't say your weight, if you aren't over say 180+, leave the back end at 160mm, IMO.

    Good luck, Jim MCM #11

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    thanks man.. I'm about 170 lbs... looking to get down to 150 or so... but again, I enjoy a good strong brake. I just gotta save my pennys so I can afford the gustavs... I'm looking forward to another set of magura brakes. I had HS33's on my old cannondale hardtail and they kicked some butt

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