I've got some M985 XTR brakes on a 2012 Santa Cruz hardtail. I noticed the brakes acting as if there was air in the lines, and sure enough it has a wet spot on the line crimp down at the caliper. I searched around and this is apparently a common problem with these brakes.
I'm not the original owner of the bike and i don't really feel like finding a shop to send these back to Shimano. I don't mind paying outright to avoid the hassle. I started looking at lines but had trouble finding anything.
From what i've read:
-The Hope stainless lines have good reviews, but most say that 1 set isn't enough to do both front and back (which means $45 x2 = $90, a little steep for a brake line i think). Also not completely clear whether the fittings will work for the M985's.
-Jagwire high flow lines: lots of people complaining about spongy brakes
Is that accurate? What other choices are there? Anybody have anything they love that's reasonably priced?
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