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    Brakes

    whats everyone having good luck with up in the cold country?
    I've been running XTR and XT in NH and am getting tired of having to clean/ adjust fix and replace pads every 2 or 3 rides. In the warm months no problems , but as soon as it gets cold and snowy they stink

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    disc brakes if you can.If not,try ceramic rims.


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    Quote Originally Posted by akdeluxe
    disc brakes if you can.If not,try ceramic rims.


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    I should have speced
    I have xtr and xt disc brakes 2007-2008 versions
    Ive had 3 calipers blow seals and replaced under warranty
    I dont know, they seem good for a few rides and then they just get worse and worse
    I've reset the pistons, cleaned the rotors and pads, replaced the pads, completely removed and refilled the mineral oil, bled them several times, Ive used Shimano and finish line oil.
    I just had my summer bike which was working great, gradually lose braking, it took 3 -18 mile rides in 8-30 degree weather. doesnt seem to matter if I use resin or metal pads.

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    avid bb7's
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    +1 on th BB7s and maybe try a rotor like the Cleansweep by Avid if you can. It seems to displace a lot of the grit.

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    One more vote for BB7s, though I used a set of Hayes HFX-9 brakes for a while and they had no issues until the temp dropped below 0F - they got a bit grabby and sticky.

    BB7s are hard to beat, they're cheap, easy to maintain and easy to motivate back into functionality if something does get gummed/iced up.

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