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dave1653ukdave1653uk Posts: 259
edited April 2009 in MTB general
Thanks guys, the brakes came off my bike which I got from leisurelakes so I think i'll drop them in for a service and buy some cheaper ones to be going on with. Any views on these or something in a similar price range? ... delID=7894 ... elID=11735 ... delID=7891



  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Saint looks overkill?

    Can't go wrong with Deore really. I have LX, and they are censored .
  • Dirtydog11Dirtydog11 Posts: 1,621
    edited April 2009
    I've had Deore BRM 525's on my bike for years (the older ones to the ones you listed).

    They have been very reliable although weighty. I've just replaced the original 160/160 mm rotors with new 160/180mm Ashima rotors as I have always felt the front to be slightly underpowered and it is prone to fade on long decents.( I'm 13.5 stone)

    They've been Ti bolted and I replaced the original hoses with Goodridge. Apart from the weight issue I cannot think of a single reason to relace them.

    A good reliable if slightly heavy system.

    I'd go for a 180mm rotor up front though.
  • dave1653ukdave1653uk Posts: 259
    right, its a toss up between the saints and the deore then...
  • the old saints are poor apparently. Low power with poor modulation. The new (m810) saint's are incredible, but £130.

    I'd go deore....
  • GrimyGrimy Posts: 111
    I've got the LX brakes, and I think they're fantastic! :P strong, firm, and very reliable. I guess any of the ones you've listed are fine, but either will only be as good as you fit em, bleed em and bed them in. :wink:
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