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    Looking for Formula R1 "Super Batman" brake set

    Anyone know where to get them?

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    You mean the all black/carbon lever set?

    there is pairs on ebay.it

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    e-Bay seller in Italy

    Contact e-Bay seller clood69 in Italy. He puts them up (other colors as well) for sale fairly frequently. There's 1 set listed right now. I wanted a set for a recent build, but none were available at the time, so I never bought from him. I can't comment on his reliability/ethics, etc. Other buyers seem to have had great success though.
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    Thanks guys!

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    Anyone seen these for sale recently? I am looking for a set...

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    worst brakes I ever had

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    why is that? I have heard they are finicky...and where did you get yours?

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    serious let down

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    Quote Originally Posted by bt View Post
    serious let down
    Only trolls diss and give no info
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexRandall View Post
    Only trolls diss and give no info
    not interested in an e-pissing match

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    No pissing match needed, i'm looking for honest expansion to why they are a let down. I am looking at getting these or hope X2s. Anyone else care to chime in?

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    Get the hope x2. It's a better brake. I have seen many formula issues in regards to, air, bleeding issues, lack of power over time, and a general lack of quality.

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    I have x2's and can say that they are great in the right application. For XC? YES. For AM or more? NO.
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    I've got those formulas. Super light, stop great, good modulation etc. Pad clearance is very very low, so it seems the pads are always hitting the rotor at least a little. Putting in new pads makes it worse. The LBS can make it slightly better, but not perfect. It's more of an annoyance than something that actually affects the ride.
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    i just installed a formula 1 break set (levers say formula 1 on them however the calipers it says RX). they are squeaky and they seem to lack power compared to my shimano xt deore.

    i will have my LBS take a closer look at it.

    any suggestions on the squeak and power?

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    If they are absolutely brand new then you'll need to bed the pads into the rotors, and also bed the rotors in themselves. This usually takes the best part of 1 ride.

    The squeak sounds like a misaligned pad/rotor. It also could be that during bed-in that too much heat was generated and the pads could be glazed.
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    To the OP:

    As bt still hasn't been bothered to explain his 'mythical' bad experience of R1's, I'll share some of my experience:

    Got my first set about 2 years ago. Had come off Hope mono mini X2 (nice modulation but poor overall power) Avid Elixir varieties (good power for the ones I had, but much heavier) & new XX brakes (not up to elixir power, but light as R1)

    The R1's were straightaway VERY powerful. I bought some Ashima rotors with not much rotor material to try and tame the power, and went 4" on the rear too.
    They have tight tolerance thats for sure. I got some white powdercoated ones, where they had gone overboard on the coat thickness. I had to sand them down a bit to get the rotor to not rub the mounting arms. They also struggle with the rivets on 2-piece rotors like Hope.
    Once I got them setup, which was not that bad a job really, they quickly became set and forget. They seem to avoid the sticky piston issues I have found with XTR and some elixirs. If the pistons do end up too far out, then they retract quite readily.

    Those brakes are still on my #1 race dually, and have travelled overseas 3 times for various events I've done. Ive never yet had a lightweight part last so long, and be just as good as it was when first installed. I've bought a second pair which is about to get installed on the 29er hardtail I'm about to build up.
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    I'm not sure what your idea of a forum is, but for must of us it is the exchange of opinions, information and technical know-how.

    You fail on all counts.

    Either contribute to the threads you post in or bugger off
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    my opinion is r1's suck.

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    But as you've given no basis for this you fail.

    And you still refuse to give any info.

    You've been asked many times
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    I got some used R1's off Ebay for super cheap, they are my first discs, but they seem very strong, I got them mainly due to the weight. Back had centering problems and dragged the piston on the caliber as a result, I had LbS replace the pistons seals, which may have been overkill but got the job done.

    Agreed they are finicky and drag a little, but i'm not sure this is exclusively due to tight clearance as others have said, I think they are prone to slight centering issues, so whenever I remount, I put a piece of paper or card stock on the dragging side, hold down the lever, and tighten the bolts. This gets it down to no it virtually no dragging. I am pretty sure that's a common problem (not just R1's) because I got it off a long Avid troubleshooting thread.
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