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    Marta SL's

    out of the box....

    shorten the hoses and install

    first ride today and these brakes worked flawlessly!

    nice for a change!
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    They are. I have them on the wife's bike. Good stuff.

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    I have been coveting a set of XTR trail brakes as the levers feel right for me, but it is hard to justify the monitary expenditure when the Marta sl's I have work so well-

    Plenty of grab with no squeal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Richard View Post

    Plenty of grab with no squeal

    can I have an "Amen" ?

    Amen brother....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    can I have an "Amen" ?

    Amen brother....
    Amen's in your "latest reputation received"

    I'm running 180mm front 160mm rear on a Titus El Guapo. Are these on the Superlite you describe in your profile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Richard View Post
    Amen's in your "latest reputation received"

    I'm running 180mm front 160mm rear on a Titus El Guapo. Are these on the Superlite you describe in your profile?
    no,no,no,no,no.....

    the superlight sits....

    they are on my Salsa El Mariachi.

    Oh, and thanks for the reps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    can I have an "Amen" ?

    Amen brother....
    Amen!

    I'm using them with Ashima rotors on the wife's bike. It's very silent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    out of the box....

    shorten the hoses and install

    first ride today and these brakes worked flawlessly!

    nice for a change!
    Just ordered a set for only $324 from Huck n Roll.

    I have Martas on two other bikes and want to know how difficult it is to shorten the hoses and st them up?

    I am hoping to do this myself...

    SPP
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    Just ordered a set for only $324 from Huck n Roll.

    I have Martas on two other bikes and want to know how difficult it is to shorten the hoses and st them up?

    I am hoping to do this myself...

    SPP
    it was pretty simple following the instructions that come in the box. I just had to size up the hose lengths on the frame and be certain before cutting, olive and barb in hose and re-connect to lever it was that simple.
    These brakes have been the sweetest feeling brakes I have owned so far. I was considering going 180 on the front like I did with my Formula K-18's but the 160's seem to be doing the job so far.
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    Tone what did you use to cut the hose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    Tone what did you use to cut the hose?

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    the instructions say to use a very sharp knife. I used cable cutters which they don't recommend but this allowed me to keep the hose upright ( hose is held by two plastic pieces in a bench vise upright) and easily cut the hose in one simple squeeze so not to lose any fluid and it worked just fine. Not a drop of fluid was lost. I envisioned trying to cut with a knife and sawing back and forth and losing fluid trying to keep the hose upright.
    Honestly, I was way over thinking this process but it turned out it was pretty darn simple to do. worst case is you lose some fluid and need to bleed but odds are pretty good that you won't have to. You will see what I mean. Good luck.
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    I performed this myself a few years ago when I got mine. It went fine, no bleeding necessary. Just follow the instructions and set everything up so you can work right through it and get the hose back on quickly. It's probably good to over think it, I did too. But as Tone says, it's a simple process. I just used a brand new utility knife blade, cut it on a piece of wood set higher than the MC/lever. Even laying the hose on its side to do this, I didn't notice any fluid loss.

    FYI, I recently switched my Martas to my new bike which required longer hoses. I bought new Jagwire hoses and kinda dreaded having to bleed them (first bleed with them). This also turned out really well, easy to do with the Magura bleed kit.

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