I thought about posting this in the Best Deals forum but figured mostly weight weenies would be interested. I ordered the full Usagi set from the Hygia website shop live section for $120 plus $35 shipping. Available in black or white and normally $219. The best price currently on Ebay is $192 with free shipping so a savings of almost $40. The set includes rotors, calipers, levers, hoses, hardware, and mount adaptors (if you need them) and if you are not familiar with them they weigh quite a bit less than XTR and only slightly more than the R1s. The Usagi is exactly the same as the SLP but slightly (10 grams) heavier rotors. they come in at about 625 grams for rotors (160), calipers, hoses, levers and hardware, plus 70 grams for adaptors if you use them.
The best part about ordering from Hygia directly is that you can substitute larger disks, stainless or colored hoses, carbon levers etc, an option you don't have on Ebay. 4 days to get to Wisconsin from Taiwan, unbelievable. These are not all mountain brakes but will work fine for the way I ride. Do a google search, there are some good reviews besides MTBR. Mine are black and came with the red anodized reservoir cover and adjustment screw, they look pretty sharp.
edit: just did the math again and it looks like it comes to just under 700 grams. Sorry
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