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    XO Trail Brakes, Any Good?

    I picked up a new set of XO Trail brakes cheap and wondering what everybody's opinion is of them? Thinking about reselling them and looking for a different option.
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    ride em' they're bad ass brakes!

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    IDK about trails, but the other XO version suck. I'm done with avid. the cups always stick to some degree & i keep them clean. i always have fluid seeping from somewhere, just a PITA, always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    IDK about trails, but the other XO version suck. I'm done with avid. the cups always stick to some degree & i keep them clean. i always have fluid seeping from somewhere, just a PITA, always.
    +1 - wouldn't ride avids again. There are much better options out there today. Xt's get my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bcbert-4 View Post
    +1 - wouldn't ride avids again. There are much better options out there today. Xt's get my vote.
    Xt's get my vote as well but these are going on my winter bike and I don't like mineral oil in the cold.
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    Avid brakes = meh
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    And then we eat them."

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    The XO trails are a big improvement over the older Avid brakes. They work well if you take the time to bed the pads to the rotor per Avid's procedure. I have used them fo over a year with no issues. The modulate better than XT's, but don't give that overwhelming feeling of power that Shimano brake do. I'd use them if you have them already (or sell them to me for next to nothing).

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