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    Saint 820 or Shimano Zee?

    Jenson USA has shimano Zee for $129 and Shimano Saint for $179?

    Which one is the better deal? I would personally just buy the Zee if I knew more about the free stroke adjustment.

    Some say the free stroke adjustment doesn't do anything, some say it helps with modulation. Does anyone know if it works or if it doesn't?

    Which brakes should I buy the Shimano Zee or pay the $50 dollars extra and get the Shimano Saint for $179?

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    Go for the Zee's and put the $100 savings towards a set of Ice-tech rotors. I have Zee's and the only feature on the Saint's that I would like to have would be the reach adjustment dial to allow you to make tool-free adjustments on the trail. Super-powerful brakes but good modulation. Almost too powerful that it will catch you by surprise of your first hard stop but you get used to them pretty quickly.

    I have XT M785 discs on another bike and I honestly cannot tell any difference in Shimano's free-stroke adjustment settings. I've tried all the way in and all the way out and it just feels the same to me.
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