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    Ready to go hydraulic!!

    Right now I have some mechanical shimanos. I'm always adjusting them since I'm so picky about my brakes. I like my brakes to be basically a on and off switch. I like to be able to barely touch it and slow down or stop. Id like to spend $250 tops for front and back.

    I've seen avids and shimanos. I'm not sure which would benefit me the most.

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    Shimano 2012 or 13 Deore or SLX disc brakes.

    Blue Sky has good deals from time to time. Maybe able to get 2012 XT on sale for $250 a pair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post
    Shimano 2012 or 13 Deore or SLX disc brakes.

    Blue Sky has good deals from time to time. Maybe able to get 2012 XT on sale for $250 a pair.
    What size rotors for a xc rider? Thanks.

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    Are you a big boy or 29er or lots of DH then 180 F 160 R


    26er light weight and mainly XC then 160 F and R
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post
    Are you a big boy or 29er or lots of DH then 180 F 160 R


    26er light weight and mainly XC then 160 F and R
    I'm 170 on a 26er. Thanks for your help.

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    Looks like you like grabby brakes. The bigger the rotor, the grabbier they are - though they do get heavier as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vk45de View Post
    Looks like you like grabby brakes. The bigger the rotor, the grabbier they are - though they do get heavier as well.
    Yes on my mx bike they are set this way. I like to barely touch that lever and stop haha.

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    You can't go wrong with Shimano SLX or XT. Great brakes should be able to afford them (especially the SLXes are fairly cheap) and have tons of stopping power. With 180 F and 160 R should feel like ON/OFF withjust a one finger touch. Other than that look for Magura or Formula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jernas View Post
    You can't go wrong with Shimano SLX or XT. Great brakes should be able to afford them (especially the SLXes are fairly cheap) and have tons of stopping power. With 180 F and 160 R should feel like ON/OFF withjust a one finger touch. Other than that look for Magura or Formula.
    Awesome thanks! That's what I'm looking for!

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    I'm looking at the m666 icetech is there a reason there is no rear set up? Or do I just order 2 sets of them?

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