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    New Brakes from SRAM - Guide

    The next generation of SRAM brakes was announced.

    I hope for their sake that they don't gobble!

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    I think I will be vary vary long time before I go back SRAM brakes. XTs are just too good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser View Post
    I think I will be vary vary long time before I go back SRAM brakes. XTs are just too good.
    This, except SLX. There's really nothing to improve as far as I'm concerned.

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    Whatever. They copied the servo-wave lever cam, so it's "all new" I guess.

    Why are they so obsessed with 4 pistons when shimano can get two to work properly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    Why are they so obsessed with 4 pistons when shimano can get two to work properly ?
    They get to sell twice as many seal kits when the calipers start leaking.

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    I couldn't say anything negative about my XT's even if someone was paying me to come up with it. They are hands down the best cycling related product I have owned.

    Sorry, couldn't be less interested in the new SRAM brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    They get to sell twice as many seal kits when the calipers start leaking.
    Well played. I should have thought of that.

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    They look like glorified Elixirs to me, no thanks.
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    Avid code anyone? Striking resemblance. I totally agree, they should try and figure out how to deal with 2 pistons before they jump to 4.

    Apparently, sram has gone back to using the old juicy designs, check their website.
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    From what I understand the problems with srams/avids have mostly been manufacturing related (probably not machined to spec/cleaned properly after etc), bad speced/out of spec seals and orings, non existent quality control, assembled by blind monkeys and so on and not the actual designs themselves. I mean since some specimens actually work as supposed for a long time. Then it can't be faulty designs, since none of them would work then.

    If it was the designs that were bad, thats one thing. That can be improved. But now it seems like its all the other "important" stuff. Stuff you either really have, or don't have.

    I don't think anything will improve. I'm fairly certain of that. Sure I've gotten shimanos that was fukced from the factory and those were immediately replaced with working ones. Its not really the norm with other makers, but with sram it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank daleview View Post
    Avid code anyone? Striking resemblance. I totally agree, they should try and figure out how to deal with 2 pistons before they jump to 4.

    Apparently, sram has gone back to using the old juicy designs, check their website.
    Wasn't the Juicy line also designed and MANUFACTURED by formula? I think thats the real problem for sram.
    Yeah well i don't really know. but those worked, and they worked well. So if they want stuff that works i suggest they start making those exact brakes again. whoever now made them.
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