I have a 2010 giant talon 1 29er. I love the bike and hate the brakes. It has the root hydraulic brakes. When Im coming down into a corner it just cant slow it down enough. I end up having to shed speed before just to get slow enough. I have cleaned and re-bed the brakes and bled the brakes several times.
I am now ready to purchase some new brakes and I have found some shimano slx m665 handle and caliper front plus rear brakes for about 175 shipped. Or the newer slx m665 for 200ish. How much of an upgrade would that be? Is it worth it?
Also, will the stock 160mm rotors be fine or do they require a different type of rotor?
I am looking for 1 finger brakes which is impossible with the roots. Thanks
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