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    Lovin' the XT brakes

    After riding with them for 300 miles, I've determined these are the best brakes I've ever used.
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    Agree!

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    What did they set you back.... if you don't mind me asking ?

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    what do you compare them to?
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    If you love em, think the xtR would be even cooler? Probably going to dump my R1's.

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    Can't wait to get rid of my Formula The Ones for a pair of XTs.
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    '12 RM Slayer70, i9 Torch, Flow EX, XT Brakes, 5050 s3.

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    Re: Lovin' the XT brakes

    +1 with the ice tech rotors. 2 years and they're flawless and never squeal.

    Sent from my S3 on the way to the trailhead.

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    has anyone tried the xt's and compared them to a set of hope brakes? I've had hopes and avids and the hopes blew the avids out of the water for overall performance but pure raw power the avids were slightly better (probably due to the metallic pads).

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    Agreed. Been using these for a year on my do-everything Enduro Evo (including lift-served DH at N* and Willamette) and they kick ass over every brake I've used previously, including previous generation Saints (also previously had Avid and Magura, they don't even come close). Plus you could probably get a front/rear set of XTs for the price of a single brake from most other companies. Uses non-caustic mineral oil and super easy to bleed. The one-finger lever feels fantastic. XTR/new Saint/Zee probably the only ones that compare and probably not worth price bump unless you're really counting grams or need even more power (which you probably don't - seriously).

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    When did the XT's last change? FYI R1 SUCKS!!! Not only is there no feel in the back end, cust service SUCKS. Sent brakes to them , the charged me $75 to 'service' them AFTER telling my LBS to send them the brakes. Real nice eh?

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    Oh yeah...sounds crazy, but my front R1 brake works excellent, would anyone ever think of running say R1 front, and xt or xtr rear???

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    Quote Originally Posted by everything motorcycl View Post
    When did the XT's last change?
    2012. Just did a quick ebay search and see some sets (front and rear) for under $200. You still gotta buy the rotors, which are a little more expensive than some (you need the ice-tec rotors, that's a big part of what makes these brakes so good), but you're still going to come out way ahead vs. practically any other brake price-wise.

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