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    Opinion on Marta SL/Juicy Ultimate/Formula Oro Puro

    I am going to replace my brakes and shift system and I was wondering what everyone thought of the lightweight brakes.

    I like modulation in my brakes, so that meant the Hayes brakes (very on or off) were off the list. I do like the feel of the XTR's that I have with my 2006 dual control. I am going to switch to Sram Twist Shift's.

    Magura Marta SL
    Formula Oro Puro
    Avid Juicy Ultimate

    Thanks.

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    The Formula Oro's are possibly too good?! I rode a friend's Burner with them and nearly endoed the first time I one fingered the brakes. Very high quality. I think I could get used to the power!

    I've heard only good things about the Marta's.

    I want to interview the Hayes guys at Sea Otter to see if there's better pads for the H-9's, they are weak, even with a 7 inch rotor in front.

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    I have the Oro Puros. They are the best looking and most powerful brakes I have seen - can definitely recommend them :-)

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    Good job!

    I have Oro Puro's too.

    They are excellent brakes! They are light, powerful and the feel is great too.
    Also customer service from Formula is excellent.

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    I'm running Marta SL on the Mojo. I love them. Lots of modulation, never grabby and no fade with 180 in front. I run 180/160.

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    Same here: MARTA SL 180/160

    Quote Originally Posted by noshortcuts
    I'm running Marta SL on the Mojo. I love them. Lots of modulation, never grabby and no fade with 180 in front. I run 180/160.
    I run 180 front with braided hose and 160 rear with regular hose. I had them for 18 months (first 17 on my now sold 5-spot) with zero maintenance. Powerful, plenty modulation and very light.

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    Another vote for the Puros. I went with the 160mm rotors and even at 200 lbs with gear, there's plenty of fade-free stopping power. I've never used the Maguras so I can't speak to their modulation but I think the Puros are great in that regard - especially considering their stopping power. I hear the Ultimates are pretty sweet too. You probably can't go wrong with any of the three.
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