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    zee vs guide rsc

    I want to buy a set of new brakes for dh use.
    Zee's seem to be amazing from a lot of reviews i read.
    I found, for just 90$ more, a pair of the new 2017 guide rsc with the S4 caliper.

    What would you buy?
    I am really tempted for the guides, but i am a bit concerned of the issues that read in multiple forums.

    Cheers!

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    I have both. I'd do the Zees for a DH bike. The guides on my trailbike are great, but I think Shimano's do better.
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    I'd probably take the Zee's with nice rotors/pads for DH stuff as the default.

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    I have Guides on my new bike now and have gone to the bike park 3 or 4 times thus far. Not a lot. The brakes are very soft now and was going to my tech to get them serviced. He convinced me to change over to Shimano's. Recommended the 4 piston Zees first, but also highly recommended the XTs as well. I have XTs on my older trail bike and I never had a problem with them (tho I never took that bike to the bike park).

    I'll be ordering XTs thru my shop tomorrow.

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    Zees have more stopping power... the other is like a weak XC brake after some use
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    what about hope v4?
    i am reading raving reviews online!
    are these that good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundace View Post
    what about hope v4?
    i am reading raving reviews online!
    are these that good?
    they are good, but less places have pads and parts ifyou need them quick
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    Zees have more stopping power... the other is like a weak XC brake after some use
    lol
    My guides are the best brakes I've had, can't imagine needing more power.
    Stock pads aren't awesome, there are better options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser View Post
    My guides are the best brakes I've had, can't imagine needing more power.
    Agreed. I have two seasons on the stock Guide R brakes that came with my Tues and I've got no complaints.

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