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    Brakes for the AC - new XTR?

    Hopefully get the AC finished in the next couple of weeks. Originally I bought some Tech V2's last year, but I think are overkill and weighty for intended use. So am looking at the new XTR trail brakes. I think there are a couple of users here - any experiences? Also, what rotors are you using - looking for non-centrelock options.

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    A good friend of mine has a set and says that the XCR versions (i.e. non-trail ones) are next to useless with the standard resin/organic pads but are brilliant with sintered pads.

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    I have Avid Elixir 5 on my hardtail and they feel very similar to the Hope V2 I have on the AM. I may shift them across for a whirl to see if they can hack it... would tell me if the more expensive Elixir brakes are worth a punt. I'd like to put the V2 back on the Nukey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepimpmessiah
    I have Avid Elixir 5 on my hardtail and they feel very similar to the Hope V2 I have on the AM. I may shift them across for a whirl to see if they can hack it... would tell me if the more expensive Elixir brakes are worth a punt. I'd like to put the V2 back on the Nukey.

    Just ordered the XO brakes,so will let you know what they are like,will be a week or so yet.

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    How about that one ...



    http://trickstuff.prolink.de/de/products/cleg4.php

    Completely new design, 2nd generation of the brake which originally was designet and manufactured by a German bike-magazine writer. Sold it after a few years to Trickstuff, which makes all kinds of genius bike-stuff. Kind of a German Hope M4.

    Fully customizable with 8 different colours for the lever (all 4 parts of it, different colour for each part theoretically), hose and caliber. 7 disc size options. Makes it a nice fine tuning possibility for the factory Extra-Love options. "Made in Germany", too.

    Somewhat of a downer is the price. 300 € a piece.


    Some pictures of the 1st generation, just to give you an idea. I can't find more pic's of the new one right now, I keep looking.








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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Just ordered the XO brakes,so will let you know what they are like,will be a week or so yet.
    Cheers Sam - it will be a while before I get to try it on anything worth while due to the snow; but I've been very impressed with the 5's on the hardtail over the last years so the X0's should be good

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    The new xtr trail brakes are epic, I'm going to say the best i've used, 90% of the power of the moto v2s for 1/2 the weight.

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    2nd gen calibers ...

    Also: according to the Trickstuff the Cleg 4 is the lightest 4 caliber in the world.

    Caliber with pads: 115,5 g
    Lever: 85,4 g
    Cevlar hoses front (75 cm) with fittings: 27 g

    = 228 gr w/o disc.



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    Think I'm going to give the XTR's a go - Ian if you are finding them solid stoppers I am confident they will do me! What rotors are you using?

    Those trickstuff brakes - I'm not sure I could ride a brake called 'The Cleg(g)'!! 300 euros a pop is pretty stiff too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICK-O-LAI
    Those trickstuff brakes - I'm not sure I could ride a brake called 'The Cleg(g)'!!
    Is it short for anything other than a blood sucking insect, too ?!

    Because in German it makes perfect sense. If you translate it into German it's "Bremse", which means both, "brake" or "blood sucking insect".

    Being 300 a pop, it makes even more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICK-O-LAI
    Think I'm going to give the XTR's a go - Ian if you are finding them solid stoppers I am confident they will do me! What rotors are you using?

    Those trickstuff brakes - I'm not sure I could ride a brake called 'The Cleg(g)'!! 300 euros a pop is pretty stiff too!
    Currently just some old avid rotors that were lying in the bike shop, still waiting for the ice rotors to trun up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    Is it short for anything other than a blood sucking insect, too ?!

    Because in German it makes perfect sense. If you translate it into German it's "Bremse", which means both, "brake" or "blood sucking insect".

    Being 300 a pop, it makes even more sense.
    They look like a German Hope unit,

    Very light,would love a set of them for the Ion in red.

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    Reminds of pauls components from the early 90's. Looked the part and cost an arm and a leg but that's about it!

    Anyone tried them?
    www.gravity-sports.co.uk

    flash bikes for flash gits

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    the first gen clegs were pretty good brakes but were fairly high maintenance...
    maybe trickstuff production and qc will change that?

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