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    Elixir CR and Mono Mini

    Having just got a set of the Hope's I decided to put both models (front only) on the scales to see where the weight was(both with cut hose).

    I weighed them without the rotor and bolts and set up for 160mm post mount.

    Hope's were 220g, slightly tuned with alloy clamp bolts instead of Ti.
    CR mag was 226g with standard bolts. Updated to Ti calliper mounting bolts was 218g.

    Rotors are significantly lighter with the hopes.....80+64g for 6+4 vs 106+94.

    My combination will be the elixir CR mag (and soon XX) with hope rotors.
    Rimmer - "There's an old human saying - if you talk garbage, expect pain"

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    I don't get it. To save yourself 2g, you ditched the better brake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveUK
    I don't get it. To save yourself 2g, you ditched the better brake?

    Strong with him the logic is not.[Yoda]

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    I don't get it either.
    Well, since they gave us a KHS forum, I guess I have to come up with something else for a sig.

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    Send me the cr's , I'll put em to good use even though they are boat anchors .

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    No, the CR's mag's go onto the racebike, the Hope's onto the SS (the CR's are lighter than the hope's with the mini rotors).
    As to whether I'm stupid or not will be determined by the next few rides (when I bed in the mini's). My last pair of mini's were severely underpowered compared to Juicy's, so I'm hoping the new Hope's are much stronger to stack up to the elixirs (my favorite brake yet). Don't get me wrong.......I really hope they do (excuse dodgey pun)

    Comparing newly bled/sized brakes the elixir has the edge at the moment. will ride the trails this evening to see power and lever feel on the hope's.....will keep you posted.
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    lol you sound like the BMXers in my area, those fu*kers will do ANYTHING to save a fraction of a gram!
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    The way I see it right now, if my bike is too heavy, then I'm too weak!

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    Yep, full on WW me

    Just rode the SS to bed the brakes in, and I'm impressed!!! I had older hope rotors that were already worn in, so that speeded up the process no end. Still a little sluggish on the rear lever, but hopefully that will improve with some usage.
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    Not for me

    I'm done with Avid brakes until the rep improves.
    I purchased a set of Juicy ultimated about 3 months ago and the front is back to Avid for the second time after 2 trips back to the dealer. I'm back to the Mono Minis on my main bike from my single speed; the only brakes I've never even had to bleed. My M4s which I bought used (like the Minis) and all I ever had to do was bleed them once when I first bought them.

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    Mmmm, bizarre how that works. Of the 10 sets of Avid's I've owned through the years I've only ever had one set that were a PITA to set up, but having spent a couple of hours with them they're now the most powerful I've got. The rest have been set and forget.
    Rimmer - "There's an old human saying - if you talk garbage, expect pain"

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