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    the one vs mega

    I don't see MUCH of a differance?? They have they same size pistons for the caliper, and the ones are a little lighter.....

    both seem to be able to use "one finger" braking.

    Which one would be better for AM, and by all mountain, i tend to do fast 2-4 mile, technical downhills, with good switch backs. Not full blown ski resort, but short of that? and I ride a Pitch

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    The Ones are a little lighter, have a one piece caliper that should in theory be a little stiffer, and thus a little more powerful, and have tool free reach adjustment. The Megas are a fair bit cheaper. Take your pick.

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    I'm happy with the Megas.

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    I have both and they are VERY good. The Ones may have a dash more power, but they both have so much it doesn't really matter.

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    thanks torque wrench, exactly what i was looking for someone that has both.

    Hows your pad wear on the megas?

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    My Megas aren't really broken in yet but I can already tell how powerful they are going to be. If you shop around you can find the Mega for almost half the cost of the One and from everything I've read it is nearly the same brake (a few grams heavier due to the 2-piece caliper). I burned through a set of rear pads in one muddy day of DHing and when i called Formula they said that was normal given the consistency of the mud here in New England. Let's just say I will make sure I always have extra pads on hand.
    Pivot Firebird, Tomac Snyper, KTM 250SX

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    whats the break in procedure? Differant from others?

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    Not any different I don't think. Any sintered pads take awhile though, and that is what the One/Megas come with.
    Pivot Firebird, Tomac Snyper, KTM 250SX

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    vwcalbug, I live in dry SoCal and pad wear seems about average.

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