Did some research, but I'm overwhelmed in all the offerings.
I'm building a Fisher Superfly, and it's a pretty light build. Not over the top weightweenie light, as I'm between 180-200lb and sometimes race.
In the light of the light build (rigid, XO, light wheels) I'd like a not-too-bulky brakeset.
And as I'm a dummy with hydraulics, something durable is to be preferred over something with a carbon lever to save 10 louzy grams.
I want to like the XTR's, for their looks, but reviews keep mentioning sticky pistons. How much heavier are XT's, and do they even come in IS, without need for PM adapter?
A fan of Formula, I love the Extremes which are in my parts bin. But those are the "wrong" color, and perhaps not as light, plus possible overweight for XC.
Are K18's good enough, or is there reason to pay the huge upcharge for Puro's etc?
Love the idea of the Radial 1's for their design and weight, but the price may not be going to be nice...
I prefer 6-bolt rotors, have bought hubs already.
I won't have long steep DH's (lowlands mountainbiker), prefer a firm contact point and good modulation. I obviously run 29" wheels, which should make brakes less snappy, which is good.
I should suffice with 160's, as those get stronger every year anyway.
If possible, I'd like to keep budget in check unless the durability, weight and looks of a particular brake are all worth it to upgrade.
Thanks for your ideas!
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