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    xtr's or hopes v2's

    putting new brakes on carbon nomad need help with which ones to go with... and why..
    all mnt. riding and i weigh 210 geared up..

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    xtr's are nice, but hopes are better for that kind of riding. I have faded out my new 985 xtr's on a downhill run, but never the hopes, but I'm running the old hope 6 piston ti in front.

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    I haven't had the pleasure of riding the Hope V2s, but the XTR brakes are getting rave reviews just about everywhere these days. I rode them out in the mtns this fall, and they certainly lived up to the hype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhigdon101 View Post
    putting new brakes on carbon nomad need help with which ones to go with... and why..
    all mnt. riding and i weigh 210 geared up..
    You are comparing an XC brake to a FR/DH brake so there is no actual comparison because they are made for different applications. Tell us how you do/will you be riding your Nomad? and we can help you a bit better.

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    xtr offers both a "race" and a "trail" option fwiw..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzSpeedfreek View Post
    You are comparing an XC brake to a FR/DH brake so there is no actual comparison because they are made for different applications. Tell us how you do/will you be riding your Nomad? and we can help you a bit better.

    more all mnt. than xc...

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    I think a set of Avid Code R's should be fine (especially if you use a 203mm front rotor) they're also going to be cheaper than the Hope V2's and the XTR's. I had a set on Code R's on my Faith 0 freeride bike weighing in at 38 pounds and they were definitely good,in fact the guy who owned the bike stop almost went over the bars while he was riding the Faith. Although I changed out my brakes to Saints I think the Code R's will be fine on your Nomad because it's a much lighter bike:32 versus 38 pounds. You also have less travel in your suspension that's another factor as well. If I'm not mistaken Bike Radar tested the V-2's and the Code R's and they both pulled down very similar numbers.

    I also use a set of Saints on my Cannondale Claymore ,which is very similar to your nomad in weight, to be honest I could probably could have gotten by with a set of Code R's. Unless your bike starts getting up there in weight (in the high 30's or low 40's) I don't think you'll need the Saints. Unless you are riding on the absolute limit the Code R's should be fine for 99% of your requirements.

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    Hope Tech M4's might be a better comparison

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