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New Stoppers (£200-250)

mingmongmingmong Posts: 542
edited August 2013 in MTB buying advice
Good afternoon.

I'm going to replace the brakes and disks on my old full suss. Budget is about £200-£250.

What are we recommending? SLX?

Any advice, appreciated!

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  • duskdusk Posts: 583
    Merlin have some great prices on Formula sets including rotors/hardware.

    I've got XT and they're very good and a bit cheaper but my Formula R0's are in a different league altogether
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  • My LBS did a pair of XT's for £200 fitted - really chuffed with them. Have transformed the bike compared to the old Avid Elixirs.
  • CroptonboyCroptonboy Posts: 164
    XT's for £126, plenty of budget left for decent rotors and a night out! :)
    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/mtb-bm ... 3000000000
  • duskdusk Posts: 583
    that's a bargain, can't go wrong with those really unless you want silly power or super light weight
    YT Wicked 160 ltd
    Cotic BFe
    DMR Trailstar
    Canyon Roadlite
  • mingmongmingmong Posts: 542
    I agree. XT looks like the gig.

    Thanks all for the responses. Really kind.
  • mingmongmingmong Posts: 542
    Croptonboy wrote:
    XT's for £126, plenty of budget left for decent rotors and a night out! :)
    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/mtb-bm ... 3000000000

    Out of stock. Shame.

    The search continues...
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    What bike is it for, how much do you weigh?
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Deores and SLX seem to be the most common brakes I see out on the bike. I have the XT but to be honest I should have gone for the SLX as the only difference is a silly adjuster screw which doesnt seem to do anything. If you need more power than SLX you must be trying to stop a shuttle landing from orbit.
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  • mingmongmingmong Posts: 542
    supersonic wrote:
    What bike is it for, how much do you weigh?

    An old Kona Full Suss.

    Next year I'm going steel HT as our lass has given me the stamp to self-build. Therefore, I'm going to buy half-decent wheels (next question!) and brakes and next year move the bits off the Kona to the steeley.
  • Try Evans cycles. they have SLX for £66 a pair, just need rotors. I got some XT for £75, but they have gone up slighty.
  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    Rose have XT's in stock. £150 for the pair
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  • JomoxJomox Posts: 250
    XT or SLX will be the ones. SLX's have immense stopping power even if ya weigh a bit (Like me) if ya cant find XT's cheap enough though.
  • ej2320ej2320 Posts: 1,543
    consider the deores as well, the actual recorded power if the same on all of them, just the slx has the tool free reach and is lighter then deore
  • JomoxJomox Posts: 250
    ej2320 wrote:
    consider the deores as well, the actual recorded power if the same on all of them, just the slx has the tool free reach and is lighter then deore

    And has much better modulation, build quality etc. Always worth paying bit more if you can. Deores are fine but SLX are another level up.
  • mingmongmingmong Posts: 542
    Popped in Evans this aft and ordered some SLX. Happy days.

    Thanks all.
  • Enjoy bud... :D
  • mingmongmingmong Posts: 542
    Cheers. Ride safe.
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    I dont think you will be disapointed the latest Shimanos really are good.
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