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    Another buying brake topic

    I've searched these forums and others but get mixed reviews.

    I can get a set of

    USED:
    Avid Elixir CR carbon
    160/160 G2 rotor

    $240 (probably bargain with the guy)

    NEW

    Shimano XT or Elixir CR
    160/160
    either splined or 6 bolt rotors

    $320

    Avid Elixir R
    160/160
    $ 220

    This is really between the XT and Elixir CR (unless sold).

    weight 120
    upgrade for my giant yukon fx

    feel free to recommend other brakes within 200-350 range

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    I just picked up a set of Hope X2's for right around $300 after shipping from merlin cycles out of the uk. These things are nice...no plastic, all CNC'd aluminum.
    Only 1 ride on them but the modulation is great. Pads still bedding in a bit I think though.

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    i see the deal it comes out to 400ish with rotor

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    Quote Originally Posted by r29
    i see the deal it comes out to 400ish with rotor
    Yep sorry forgot to mention that. I already have rotors on both my wheelsets, so not buying more...
    Bit higher than you were looking if you need the rotors. (although there are cheaper alternatives if you're not stuck on the fancy floating rotors)

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    sweet deal..
    cant see myself spending so much

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    not much mre in price lol
    but none of my lbs carry hope product so thats gonna be a problem

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    I got my XT's for 200 lightly used. I watched another set sell for 220 new. Also new X2's for 369 on that one auction site.

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    Shimano SLX. I own XT, Hayes Ryde/Trail, Avid CR and R. Shimano SLX are the best in terms of price/performance.

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    can't beat mineral oil, i swapped all my brakes to shimano last season. xtr's and saints.

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    hrm well
    i'll looking into the slx

    cr and r is the same pretty much

    i can get a used set of cr with g2 rotor for 240

    brand new set of elixir r for 220
    brand new set of xt or cr for 320
    brand new set of slx for 270

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    Thre is nothing wrong with the others, they do work but I like the feel of SLX most. They are also super easy to bleed. You can grab a set with 160mm rotors (6 bolt) for $200. Alos, XT and SLX are almost identical.


    If you insist on AVID, go with AVID Elixir 5 for $185. Do not even bother with CR/R since they are same.

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    Here's a good deal on the Hope X2's with floating rotors. I emailed them and asked about rotor sizes and they said they can mix and match any sizes you want for the same price.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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